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Book Stock Watch: Noble Rumors

barnes-noble-logo.jpgRumors that Barnes & Noble will sell a digital reader alongside Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader dominated bookselling headlines this week. Since the bookseller purchased e-book retailer Fictionwise, this hypothetical e-reader could sell plenty of e-books.

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 24.6 1.18
Books-A-Million, Inc. BAMM 4.64 0.1
Borders Group, Inc. BGP 1.16 0.14
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 79.77 2.79
Barnes & Noble, Inc. BKS 23.13 0.68
Wiley John & Sons Inc. JW.A 33.24 1.29
Scholastic Corporation SCHL 17.96 1.31
News Corporation NWS 8.73 0.5

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.