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Judge Denies Amazon’s Motion to Dismiss BookLocker Lawsuit

booklocker.jpgThis week a federal judge denied Amazon.com’s (AMZN) request to dismiss an anti-trust lawsuit filed by the print-on-demand company, BookLocker. According to MaineBiz, the suit argues that “Amazon’s demand that publishing companies use a specific printer in order to sell their books in the Amazon marketplace” violates federal antitrust laws.

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 24.62 -0.76
Books-A-Million, Inc. BAMM 10.67 -0.71
Borders Group, Inc. BGP 2.93 -0.02
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 89.85 -1.19
Barnes & Noble, Inc. BKS 21.65 0.04
Wiley John & Sons Inc. JW.A 34.16 -0.42
Scholastic Corporation SCHL 23.49 -0.58
News Corporation NWS 13.24 -0.05
Google Inc. GOOG 484.58 -2.62
Apple Inc. AAPL 184.88 4.02
Sony Corporation SNE 27.16 -0.86

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