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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.


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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.


NY Observer

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