The White House Faces Down Ron Suskind, the End of Borders and Other Book News

The end of Borders, forever. [AP]

Short e-books might provide competition to full-length e-books. We wrote about this too. [NY Times]

How the White House is preparing for Ron Suskind’s book about Obama, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President. [New York]

Edna O’Brien wins the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award [The Bookseller]

Sci-Fi writer Neal Stephenson has gone too conventional for some tastes. [Salon]