Since its launch on April 2, the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign has raised $956,414 in donations from more than 600 contributors.
The names of many of the donors are now available on SaveIndieBookstores.com. At the top of the list are authors James Patterson and Rick and Becky Riordan, donors in the Anthology category ($100,000+), as well as a number of people and companies in the Novel category ($10,000-$99,999): the Clinton Family Foundation, author Michael Connelly, actress Jennifer Coolidge, Hachette, Libro.FM, author Brad Melzer, author Veronica Roth, the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association, and Penguin Random House.
“The number of bookstores applying for financial assistance continues to increase each day,” said Book Industry Charitable Foundation Executive Director Pam French. “With this, the urgency for gaining support from across the industry is critical to our ability to meet this growing need. It is our partners and loyal supporters like our friends from Hachette that give me hope. I can’t thank them enough for their continued support with a contribution to the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign.”
Booksellers are encouraged to visit the media kit at SaveIndieBookstores.com to see press coverage and access a variety of digital assets to promote the campaign, including logos and social media images.
Patterson has partnered with the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) and the American Booksellers Association to promote this campaign, which runs through April 30. For more information, visit SaveIndieBookstores.com.