Results of phone calls to offices of publishing executives as of 4 p.m. on Friday, August 12:
Daniel Menaker, executive editor-in-chief, Random House: no answer
Bill Thomas, editor-in-chief, Doubleday-Broadway Publishing Group: no answer (voice mail indicated he’s on vacation until August 29th)
David Hirshey, executive editor, HarperCollins: no answer
Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief, Knopf: no answer
Nan A. Talese, publisher, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: no answer
Morgan Entrekin, president, Grove/Atlantic: no answer
Happy weekend, publishing industry! Tune in next Friday, when the survey will move one hour earlier.