Barnes & Noble (BKS -1.2%) likely will end its months-long search for a buyer without a sale...

|By:, SA News Editor

Barnes & Noble (BKS -1.2%) likely will end its months-long search for a buyer without a sale of the company, Bloomberg reports. Private-equity firms and other bidders apparently have backed away, with some deciding that the bookseller is relatively unproven in digital sales and would have to compete with Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN) and Google (GOOG).