Bookstore employees, publishing professionals, authors, or bookstore shoppers may submit bonus nominations on behalf of any current independent bookstore employee of an ABA member store. All past recipients of Patterson grants are eligible. Booksellers can self-nominate. Applications must be made online by completing and submitting the application form found at bookweb.org/james-pattersons-holiday-bonuses-booksellers. In all cases, the vetting process will include obtaining approval from the bookstore employee and store in question to confirm current employment. A total of $250,000 dollars will be available in bonuses at $500 each for distribution in December 2019. The bonuses will be announced through the website bookweb.org/james-pattersons-holiday-bonuses-booksellers.