James Patterson Offers 'Happy Holidays' to Over 300 Indie Booksellers
James Patterson’s Indie Bookseller Bonus program has selected the recipients for 2017. Publishers Weekly announced that Patterson donated $350,000 (an additional $100,000 over past years!) to indie bookstore employees this holiday season, and more than doubled the number of booksellers affected, up from 179 in 2016 to 320 this year. Individual bonuses ranged from $750 to $1250 and booksellers and owners who have been impacted by the hurricanes and wildfires were among the recipients.
The full list of recipients can be found on the ABA website.