James Patterson's Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Nominate a Bookseller for
James Patterson's
Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program!

James Patterson is once again supporting independent booksellers with a revival of his Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program. Patterson has pledged a personal contribution of $250,000, to be distributed in amounts of $500, to 500 booksellers from bookstores that are part of the American Booksellers Association (ABA) -- that's us!

If one of our booksellers has brightened your day, and you're looking for a way to show your appreciation, please consider nominating them for this program!  We would be so grateful for your support. Nominations can be made online by completing and submitting a simple nomination form, which asks one easy question: “In 250 words or less, why does this bookseller deserve a holiday bonus?”

The deadline to nominate a bookstore employee for a holiday bonus is November 15, 2021. To submit a nomination, click the button below.


Nominees must be currently employed by an ABA independent bookstore. Employment and membership will be confirmed. Bonuses will be announced in Bookselling This Week and on BookWeb.org, and bonuses will be distributed in December 2021.  

Have questions about creating your nomination? Check out the program's FAQs page here