This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang.
Barnes & Noble Acquired For $476 Million
Elliott Management, a U.K. investment management firm that owns the Waterstones bookstore chain, has agreed to purchase Barnes & Noble for $476 million, plus assume their debt. James Daunt, the CEO of Waterstones, will serve as the new CEO.
The Devil Will Get A Proper End
After having saved Lucifer from a network cancellation Netflix has decided to renew the show for a fifth and final season, allowing the creators to give fans a proper ending. The fourth season was so good I kind of wish the series had started on Netflix.
Mystery Fans And Writers Question New Imprint
A new suspense imprint, with the goal of publishing thrillers marketed to women readers, was surrounded by rumors that their female author was a front for a male author. It became a thing, that took an unexpected turn when the author in question, Stephanie Buelens, did an interview to prove she was real but also apparently “She co-wrote it with a friend, an established male writer who, according to Penzler, has published more than 20 books.” For the full story read on here.