James Patterson pledge

Bookstores/Printed Book Survival 5

It’s been my contention for several years that the large, stand-alone, brick-and-mortar bookstores, as well as those that lease space in major malls and strip-malls, will be forced out of existence.  And I’m of the opinion that as copying technology becomes more efficient (read “faster”), less expensive (an Espresso Book […]

James Patterson Making Good on Pledge to Donate $1 Million to Independent Bookstores

James Patterson is making good on his pledge to donate $1,000,000 to independent bookstores across the nation.  Thus far he’s cut checks totaling more than $265,000 to 55 stores, which means each has received on average $5,000.  In today’s economy this might not seem like much, but to a small, […]