Borders is struggling right now. On top of our belief – along with most of the publishing world, I’m sure – that the industry is better off with a thriving Borders, they’ve been a particular friend of ours over the years. We’ve developed a dozen-odd Borders Exclusive titles for them, and really have enjoyed working with them and have learned a great deal in the process. We’re wishing them the best.
If you haven’t heard about this, you can see Sara Weinman’s reporting here. As to be expected, the tone is a little hyperbolic – 10% of trade book business won’t “vanish overnight” if Borders goes under (buyers will substitute) – but the situation is serious enough.