Barnes and Noble has put itself up for sale as annual profits have decreased dramatically over the past three years, from more than 135 million to about 36 million. Barnes and Noble chairman Leonard Riggio, who founded the chain in 1965 with a single store in New York City, is said to be a possible buyer, though the price is still in question. As analyst James McQuivey put it, "How do you value an asset for the future when the entire market is being essentially turned upside down?"
Bookslut blogger Jessa Crispin writes a public letter to an author who, in response to a negative review, has written the literary site a "bullying, shaming, lying, and manipulating" letter that asks Bookslut editors to revise the review. The author, alas, isn't named. Says Crispin: "If you think I'm not mentioning your name out of
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