Agent Richard Pine of InkWell Management and author and New York Times columnist Mark Bittman will receive the Hall of Fame award at the 18th annual Books for a Better Life awards ceremony on March 10 in New York City.

Arianna Huffington will present Pine with his award. Bittman's presenter has yet to be named.

“Richard Pine and Mark Bittman represent the best of what self-improvement publishing is all about,” says Scott Manning, founder and chairman of the executive committee of the Books for a Better Life Awards. “Their books, and those written by our soon-to-be-selected finalists, have helped millions of people.”

Also at the event, hosted by Meredith Vieira, Lee Woodruff will present Kristie Salerno Kent, author of Dreams: My Journey with Multiple Sclerosis, with the MS Awareness Award.

Since its inception in 1996, the Books for a Better Life Awards have recognized more than 650 self-improvement authors, raising more than $2 million for the New York City – Southern New York Chapter’s comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their families and friends as well as the Society’s critical research initiatives. The awards recognize self-improvement authors whose messages are aligned with the chapter’s mission of inspiring people to live their best lives.