James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. His books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. He is a tireless champion of the power of books and reading, exemplified by his new children's book imprint JIMMY Patterson. Patterson will be investing his proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.