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Quakebook – Stories from the Japan Earthquake

This is an amazing project! Quakebook: 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake. In just over a week, a group of unpaid professional and citizen journalists who met on Twitter created a book to raise money for Japanese Red Cross earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. In addition to essays, artwork and photographs submitted by people around the world. Completely crowdsourced (writing/editing/design & layout) thru Twitter and then pitched to Amazon, who agreed to waive their usual cut so that all of the money made by the book & eBook/kindle version goes straight to Japan Red Cross. Countless people worked on it – completely volunteer. [MORE] These guys snowballed from one guy [OurManinAbiko] with an idea to hundred-plus people writing/editing/translating to production to product in ONE month. Astounding when you think about it. 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake contains a piece by Yoko Ono, and work created specifically for the book by authors William Gibson, Barry Eisler and Jake Adelstein.

Huge thanks to my friend Jason [who lives and works in Tokyo] for pointing this out.

I hope that you consider buying the book, checking out their blog, or facebook page, or following them on twitter.

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