Book Stores ~ James Patterson

Bestselling author James Patterson is putting his money where his heart is, pledging $1 million to independent bookstores in the next year.

He comments, “We’re making this transition to e-books, and that’s fine and good and terrific and wonderful, but we’re not doing it in an organized, sane, civilized way. So what’s happening right now is a lot of bookstores are disappearing,” Patterson says he hopes the funds will support everything from raises for staff to larger projects. What’s essential is that the bookstores have a viable business model and that their shops include a children’s section. Bookstores interested in learning more can fill out a form on Patterson’s website.

Kudos to those who care about our bookstores. Keep current on literary news by checking my website, http://www.bookreportradio.com.

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