Friday, April 15, 2011

The good of Twitter and publishing's future

2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan EarthquakeThe new anthology 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake was put together in just a week. It's only available in eBook form from Amazon right now, but less than a month after the disaster, it's a book about a disaster that actually has a chance to measurable help the victims of the disaster. According to Technorati, a British resident of Japan, known as "Our Man In Abiko," put out a call over Twitter and within hours had received dozens of short essays and photos. I don't own a Kindle, but you can still download its reader program to read the book on your computer. The book is available from for $9.99. Amazon has waived their usual fees, so all profits go to the Red Cross. It's a great way to give some money and take a look at this Twitter-sourced book.

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