James Patterson Launches Children’s Book Imprint

James Patterson Launches Children’s Book Imprint
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Infamous author James Patterson, known primarily for his books in the suspense and thriller genre, is launching a new children’s book imprint, reports GalleyCat.

The new Little, Brown & Company charitable imprint will be called Jimmy Patters, and will publish novels from both James Patterson and other authors. Profits made from the books will fund scholarships for teachers, school library support, and support of local bookstores. The goal of Jimmy Patters is a noble one, according to the press release:

The defining mission of jimmy patters will reflect Patterson’s most heartfelt goals: to inspire kids to become willing, self-propelled readers; to help teachers, booksellers, and librarians get the tools, opportunities, and skills they need to accomplish this important duty; and to identify the right books for each child by celebrating a compelling diversity of human voices and experiences.

CEO of Hachette Book Group, Michael Pietsch, had even more to add to the announcement, saying, “This new imprint is an exciting way of combining his force as the world’s best-selling author with his inspiring message about getting kids reading.  I can’t think of anyone better equipped with tools and experiences to revolutionize children’s book publishing.”

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Raine lives in Cleveland, Ohio and works as a freelance writer and graphic artist. From an early age she has harbored a love of reading and writing, and is lucky enough to incorporate both into her daily work routine. Raine is a lover of all things fantasy and horror related, has a soft spot in her heart for middle grade and young adult fiction, and spends most of her free time running, wakesurfing, or wrangling in her husband and three cats while they perpetrate a massive amount of mischief around the house.

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