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

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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.

Read the whole story at The New York Times

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