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Patterson again gives holiday bonuses to book sellers

1 year 10 months 3 days ago Tuesday, December 18 2018 Dec 18, 2018 December 18, 2018 6:17 AM December 18, 2018 in News

NEW YORK (AP) - James Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition - bonuses for independent bookstore employees.

The best-selling author announced Tuesday that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on the web site of the American Booksellers Association. Patterson has given more than $1 million to individual book sellers over the past five years and has donated millions to libraries and literacy programs.

In a statement Tuesday, Patterson said book sellers have used the money for everything from fixing a car to paying a dental bill. He said he was happy to make "a small difference" in the lives of people who had helped so many in their communities.

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On the Internet: https://www.bookweb.org/james-patterson-holiday-bonus-recipients-2018

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