Karen Yates has been promoted to associate literary agent at Yates & Yates.
Helen Richard has been promoted to associate editor at Putnam.
At Harper Collins, Ashley Mihlebach has been promoted to the newly-created position of director, sales for general books, national accounts, Amazon.
Yale University Press celebrates co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics William Nordhaus; they publish his books The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World and A Question of Balance.
Barnes & Noble‘s monthly Book Buzz newsletter does not name a “book of the month” selection for October, but the chain does point to a new indicator for the upcoming mid-term elections. They analyzed sales of political books this year and identified three states carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016 that now “were more likely to buy books positive toward President Trump”: Nevada, New Hampshire, and Colorado. In contrast, they found two states that Trump won in 2016 in which readers now favor books critical of Trump were: Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Overall, the states “most likely to buy books supporting President Trump” are Texas, Florida, and North Carolina; and the states” most likely to buy books critical of the president” have been New York, California, and Massachusetts.
Also note that O, The Oprah Magazine finally has a standalone web presence, and is no longer just a section of Oprah.com. The new site includes this bookmarkable Books section.