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Book Stock Watch: Student’s Amazon Suit

a.com_logo_RGB1.jpgIn bookselling headlines, 17-year-old Justin D. Gawronski sued Amazon.com, Inc. for remotely deleting “1984″ from his Kindle. The move allegedly zapped the high school student’s electronic notes about George Orwell‘s novel in the process, according to Trading Markets.

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 our readers–including company name, symbol, current stock price, and price increase or decrease at week’s close.

-Name- -Symbol- -Last price- -Change-
The McGraw-Hill Co. MHP 31.35 -0.15
Books-A-Million, Inc. BAMM 9.27 0.71
Borders Group, Inc. BGP 3.97 0.02
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 85.76 -0.33
Barnes & Noble, Inc. BKS 23.03 -0.18
Wiley John & Sons Inc. JW.A 31.89 -0.55
Scholastic Corporation SCHL 22.55 -0.02
News Corporation NWS 12.02 0.09
Google Inc. GOOG 443.05 -2.59
Apple Inc. AAPL 163.39 0.6

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