Yikes. The writer for TokyoPop's new American "manga" Sokora Refugees is the graphic-novel buyer for Borders. I can't even begin to express how big of a conflict of interest that is. On the other hand, it seems like a decent title, to judge from the first couple chapters, and I had been planning on buying it when it comes out next month. Well, decent by American "manga" standards, anyways.
I will note that in my experience, Borders' manga shelves are considerably better stocked than Barnes & Nobles' are. The buyer/writer in question may have a massive conflict of interest, but he's apparently a pretty damned good buyer, as such things go.
News via Irresponsible Pictures.