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Meet the new boss…

After a lengthy and expensive proxy battle against Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Cos., Barnes & Noble shareholders voted to keep Len Riggio as Chair at their annual meeting this morning.

Bloomberg.

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The “Who gives a sh*t” column

Forbes blog asks, why is Ron Burkle even bothering with a proxy battle over doomed bookseller Barnes & Noble?

Also today, Burkle issues an open letter restating that he’s not trying to take over the company.

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… and in the red corner.

There’s a longish piece in NY Mag about the battle between Ron Burkle and Len Riggio over control of Barnes & Noble.

Amazon is misquoted/taken out of context in the artice, it says that Amazon claimed to sell more eBooks than physical editions, they actually reported selling 180 eBooks to every 100 hardcovers in the months of April-June (paperbacks were not included). We posted that announcement here.

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Len Riggio excercises stock options…

to improve his positioning in the upcoming proxy fight with Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Company. I don’t know what that means, but I know that they mean it.

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NY Observer


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Barnes & Noble hangs a for sale sign out front

as stock has fallen 20% since January and the retail book market becomes increasingly vulnerable, the nation’s largest bookseller considers selling to a private group of investors led by the chain’s founder and chairman Len Riggio.

WSJ

New Yorker

Post Scriptum- This coupled with the previous post reminds me of Alanis Morissette for some reason, you remember, I know you do.

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Amazon and B&N cut eReader prices the day after Father’s day:

Kindle is now listed at $189 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble is selling the new Nook Wi-Fi for $149.

Read more at Galley Cat.

Meanwhile on the otherside of town, Apple announces they’ve sold 3 million iPads in the first 80 days on-sale.

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