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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Finalists

Gibson_120._V226059186_.jpgAmazon.com, Inc. announced the three finalists for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award today, today’s Book Stock Watch feature on a slow news Friday. The three finalists are: “Stuff of Legends” by Ian Gibson (pictured); “Bill Warrington’s Last Chance” by James King; and “In Malice, Quite Close” by Brandi Lynn Ryder.

GalleyCat has been tracking the stock performance of the major companies that influence the bookselling business. We created this chart with eight publicly-traded publishing stocks hand-picked by GalleyCat readers–including company name, symbol, current stock price, and price increase or decrease at week’s close.

The McGraw-Hill Co. MHP 30.12 -0.38
Books-A-Million, Inc. BAMM 6.08 -0.1
Borders Group, Inc. BGP 2.18 0.08
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 73.6 -1.51
Barnes & Noble, Inc. BKS 22.42 0.19
Wiley John & Sons Inc. JW.A 31.03 0.16
Scholastic Corporation SCHL 19.07 0.16
News Corporation NWS 9.96 -0.26

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