'Kirkus' Book Review Gets A New Owner -- From The NBA

04/13/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Looks like Kirkus Reviews will live another day to praise -- and skewer -- authors, but with some rather unorthodox owners for a publication with a long literary pedigree.

Herb Simon, the owner of the Indiana Pacers, the NBA team, and chairman emeritus of Simon Property Group, a shopping mall developer, has bought the venerable journal of prepublication book reviews from the Nielsen Company, which announced in December it was closing the magazine.

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