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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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Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now!