James Patterson giving $1m to bookstores

Last updated 15:51 20/02/2014
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LAUDED AUTHOR: James Patterson giving $1M to bookstores

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Best-selling author James Patterson is giving away US$1 million (NZ$1.21 million) of his own money to independent bookstores.

On Wednesday, Patterson announced the first round of 55 stores to receive over US$267,000 in funds. The remaining US$750,000 will be given out in stages throughout the year.

Patterson's publisher, Hachette Book Group, released a statement saying the author feels that bookstores are vital to communities and that they leave a lasting love of reading in children and adults.

The bookstores can do whatever they want with the grants, which range from US$2,000 to US$15,000.

Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide, making him among the world's most prolific and popular writers.

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