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James Patterson Writing Class Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Co-Author Opportunity

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I dare you to walk through a bookstore of your choice and not locate a James Patterson novel. OK, that challenge isn’t exactly fair because that would be like asking you to show proof that unicorns exist! Because let’s be honest, Patterson is one of the most prolific writers of all time, releasing book after book at almost a mechanical rate. Now, not only is Patterson writing books, but he’s also started his own online writing class instructing young novelists on how to construct a good story and make it sellable. “There are a lot of people who have the talent,” Patterson says. “But haven’t been shown the door to walk through.” Sounds awesome, right? Well, Patterson is taking it one step further and he’s looking to give…

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James Patterson Wants You to Nominate an Indie Bookseller for a Holiday Bonus

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Know an independent bookstore employee who could really use a holiday bonus? Santa, er, James Patterson is going to make sure that their hard work to help keep indie bookstores alive is rewarded. He’s donating $250,000 to indie booksellers by partnering with the American Booksellers Association to distribute the funds among as many of the 2,200 affiliated bookstores as possible. Why is he doing it? “Every holiday season I get the chance to pick out books to give my son, Jack,” says Patterson.  “I think hard about what he’ll love reading—what will excite him? What will inspire him? Of course, every day booksellers ask these questions on behalf of the people in their community. And I think they should be…

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