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Bertlesmann buys Portugal bookstore chain

Forbes reports that Bertelsmann – the parent company of Random House – announced that its book club division, Direct Group is buying Portugal’s largest book store chain Bertrand Livreiros (which employs 400 people working in 48 outlets) for a reported 20-30 million Euros. Bertelsmann’s book club has annual sales of 2.4 billion euros and employs around 13,000 people.

Chief executive Gunter Thielen said of the troubled Direct Group that he expects it to leave the ‘loss-zone’ this year, in both Germany and Great Britain.

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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.