Quakebook / 2:46

I’m going to keep this post short – it’s not about my blog, rather in hope that you’ll click on the links in this post.

2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake‘ (‘#Quakebook’) is a Twitter-sourced charity book about the impact of Japanese Earthquake at 2:46 on March 11, 2011. The book includes writings from Yoko Ono and William Gibson, as well as from many who suffered the consequences of the earthquake. All revenues from the QuakeBook Book go to the Japan Red Cross.

The Kindle ebook is available to buy from anywhere in the world at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk (UK only) [update: and now also Amazon.de (Germany only)]. You don’t even need a Kindle. Just go to the order page and download (for free) a Kindle reader for your Mac, PC or smart phone.

The book is $9.99 [update: now FREE, in the hope that it spreads the message and encourages donations]. In some cases, the price may be quoted as $11.99 for international customers. But Amazon has assured Quakebook that any international handling fees will be reimbursed. Every single penny that you spend on Quakebook will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross. Nothing for Amazon, nothing for Quakebook. Everything for the survivors of the Japan disasters.

Further details, a cool promotional video, and extracts from the book can be found on the Quakebook website (http://www.quakebook.org/), via the official Twitter feed (@quakebook), or Twitter hashtag #quakebook.