The biggest industry news came from Amazon.com, Inc. this week, as the bookseller unveiled the new Kindle DX. Earlier this week, we interviewed Steven Kessel, SVP of worldwide digital media at Amazon, about why students should choose Kindle over the laptop.
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 33.71 0.8
Books-A-Million, Inc. BAMM 6.3 0.21
Borders Group, Inc. BGP 2.45 0.15
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 77.95 -1.33
Barnes & Noble, Inc. BKS 24.35 0.02
Wiley John & Sons Inc. JW.A 33.79 -0.12
Scholastic Corporation SCHL 20.19 0.56
News Corporation NWS 11.1 0.33