* Rowman & Littlefield stops shipping books - WSJ
* Distributor wants more information from Borders - WSJ
PHILADELPHIA, Jan 2 Book distributor Rowman &
Littlefield Publishing Group Inc temporarily stopped shipping
books to Borders Group Inc BGP.N after the bookstore chain
said it would delay payments to some vendors, The Wall Street
Journal reported on Sunday.
"When a customer of that size calls you up and says you
aren't getting a check, that's a piece of information you have
to act on," Jed Lyons, Chief Executive of Rowman & Littlefield,
told the newspaper.
Borders said on Dec. 30 it was delaying payments to some of
its vendors. The news came just weeks after the company said it
was trying to obtain new financing to avoid violating the terms
of its credit agreements early next year.
Lyons told the Journal he wanted more information from
Borders, and that the bookseller had previously been "paying us
Borders and Rowman & Littlefield could not be immediately
been reached for comment.
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(Reporting by Jessica Hall; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)