YA author Elizabeth Cody Kimmel has launched a fundraising campaign to help independent bookseller Scott Meyer pay for his cancer treatments.
“The average out-of-pocket expenses for an insured cancer patient can exceed over $1,000 a month,” she explained in a statement. “The thought of how the family will pay for medical bills, living expenses and college costs while keeping Merritt Books open should be the last thing on their minds, as they focus on getting Scott through the next step, which is radiation treatment.”
Kimmel has created the “Book Lovers for Scott” fund through Giveforward.com to help collection donations for the Meyer family. Here is more about Meyer’s role in the book community from the crowd funding page:
There are few better friends to authors and book lovers than Scott Meyer, owner of Merritt Books in Millbrook, New York. For years, Scott has tirelessly championed authors in the old-school tradition of hand-selling, promoting books on local radio shows and publications, sponsoring and stocking book-fairs throughout several counties, and organizing five annual Millbrook Literary Festivals. Owing to his inexhaustible enthusiasm and constant promotion of authors, he’s been called the Tasmanian devil of booksellers.