Jeffrey Toobin has a really nice long form profile of Mets owner Fred Wilpon in the New Yorker, the piece focuses on Wilpon’s business dealings and his relationship with Bernie Madoff, but has generated a lot of controversy in the sports media because of Wilpon’s candid comments about current Mets players. Controversy aside, I think it’s worth a read, especially if you’re a similarly afflicted Mets fan.
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Apple unveils the leaner, meaner, freshly stocked with Random House titles, iPad 2 set to ship on March 11th.
Also in the news, Open City, where our publisher Alex Smith interned back in the 90’s, is ceasing publication at the end of the month. NY Observer. Open City Books, whose backlist includes David Berman’s collection Actual Air and Sam Lipsyte’s short stories Venus Drive, will keep-on keeping-on.
Borders files for bankruptcy this morning– owing $230M to major publishers and planning to close 30% of its stores.
Post Scriptum- The court allowed Borders to start going out of business sales at the 200 closing locations over President’s Day weekend, rather than making them wait the customary 21 day holding period on Friday. Complete list of closing stores @ the WSJ.
In what could be a sign that both companies are taking digital bookselling a little more seriously, Apple rejects Sony eReader app.