Great news from the Book Industry Charitable Foundation this week: Ann Patchett and James Patterson have signed on to be the organization’s first ambassadors! As a member of the board, I can’t tell you how honored and excited we are to have two of America’s most celebrated authors represent our cause to the world.
As many of you know, Binc gives financial assistance to booksellers experiencing an unexpected financial crisis as well as scholarships for both education and professional development. Our aim is to help booksellers stay in the industry and develop engaged, long-term careers.
So we couldn’t be happier that Patchett, a bookseller herself, and Patterson, already a generous financial supporter of bookstores and booksellers, have signed on to help.
Congratulations and many thanks to Ann Patchett and James Patterson!
(Photo credits: Heidi Ross and David Burnett)