2:46 - Aftershocks: Stories From The Japan Earthquake (Aka Quakebook) (Kindle Edition) - £7.13 @ Amazon + Nectar - HotUKDeals
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ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the price you pay goes to the Japanese Red Cross Society to aid the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Kindle edition can also be read on PC, Mac, ipad, iphone, ipod Touch, Android and Windows Phone 7 - see 1st post for details.

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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, including people who endured the disaster and journalists who covered 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.

“The primary goal,” says the book's editor, a British resident of Japan, “is to record the moment, and in doing so raise money for the Japanese Red Cross Society to help the thousands of homeless, hungry and cold survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. The biggest frustration for many of us was being unable to help these victims. I don’t have any medical skills, and I’m not a helicopter pilot, but I can edit. A few tweets pulled together nearly everything – all the participants, all the expertise – and in just over a week we had created a book including stories from an 80-year-old grandfather in Sendai, a couple in Canada waiting to hear if their relatives were okay, and a Japanese family who left their home, telling their young son they might never be able to return."

ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the price you pay goes to the Japanese Red Cross Society to aid the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. If you'd like to donate more, please visit the Japanese Red Cross Society website, where you can donate either via Paypal or bank transfer (watch out for the fees, though!) or the American Red Cross Society, which accepts donations directed to its Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund (but only accepts donations made with U.S.-issued credit cards).

And of course, if you like the book, please tell your friends, and tell them to give generously as well! Thank you! Japan really does appreciate your help!
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#2
A brilliant cause. I'm a bit biased though since my short story is in the first edition... :D

Edited By: slacker on Apr 12, 2011 12:14
#3
I can see this deal getting hotter than a nuc......


OK, better not :{.
#4
Does 100% really go to the Japanese Red Cross Society? Unlike normal books you still, rather stupidly, have to pay 20% VAT.

I could be wrong, may it gets claimed back something
#5
X-Cell
Does 100% really go to the Japanese Red Cross Society? Unlike normal books you still, rather stupidly, have to pay 20% VAT.

I could be wrong, may it gets claimed back something


Yep, 100% is going to the Japanese Red Cross
#6
X-Cell
Does 100% really go to the Japanese Red Cross Society? Unlike normal books you still, rather stupidly, have to pay 20% VAT.

I could be wrong, may it gets claimed back something


I thought that books are free from VAT anyway?
#7
jukkie
I can see this deal getting hotter than a nuc......


OK, better not :{.


Stop Overreacting.
#8
Chilwell Red
X-Cell
Does 100% really go to the Japanese Red Cross Society? Unlike normal books you still, rather stupidly, have to pay 20% VAT.

I could be wrong, may it gets claimed back something


I thought that books are free from VAT anyway?


Not eBooks unfortunately. Which is a bit ridiculous
1 Like #9
I've read about 25% of it and below is my review, which I intend to post on Amazon.



"First things first, 100% of the price of this book goes to the Japan Red Cross Society, so please buy it.

The book itself is comprised of lots (about 100) of short stories that focus on many different aspects of the earthquake and subsequent events. Some accounts focus on the role of the media and social networking, some on the earthquake and how it affected them or people they know and others still, on the people of Japan who have shown indefatigable resiliance and unity in the face of, what can only be described as, truly catastrophic events!

There are also various images and illustrations peppered throughout the book which capture moments and ideas appropriate to the book's content.

If you've seen footage of the tsunami and its devastation, you'll understand why there are few first-hand accounts of it included in the book. In fact, most stories are from people who experienced the earthquake from the relative safety of Tokyo or other modernised parts of Japan. There are also some international contributions from people concerned about the people of Japan - sometimes particular people.

At a press conference, the book's editor 'Our man in Abiko' said that if the book is ever revised to include additional content, those who purchased it beforehand won't have to pay again to access it. Instead, it will be available as an update to download and augment the original book.

This book has enhanced my sympathy and affection for Japan and her people, please buy it so she can blossom once again."



Edited By: windhoek on Apr 13, 2011 09:14: Spelling.
#10
windhoek
I've read about 25% of it and below is my review, which I intend to post on Amazon.



"First things first, 100% of the price of this book goes to the Japan Red Cross Society, so please buy it.

The book itself is comprised of lots (about 100) of short stories that focus on many different aspects of the earthquake and subsequent events. Some accounts focus on the role of the media and social networking, some on the earthquake and how it affected them or people they know and others still, on the people of Japan who have shown indefatigable resiliance and unity in the face of, what can only be described as, truly catastrophic events!

There are also various images and illustrations peppered throughout the book which capture moments and ideas appropriate to the book's content.

If you've seen footage of the tsunami and its devastation, you'll understand why there are few first-hand accounts of it included in the book. In fact, most stories are from people who experienced the earthquake from the relative safety of Tokyo or other modernised parts of Japan. There are also some international contributions from people concerned about the people of Japan - sometimes particular people.

At a press conference, the book's editor 'Our man in Akibo' said that if the book is ever revised to include additional content, those who purchased it beforehand won't have to pay again to access it. Instead, it will be available as an update to download and augment the original book.

This book has enhanced my sympathy and affection for Japan and her people, please buy it so she can blossom once again."



Excellent review mate. I think the hope is that there will be three editions and as you say all updates are included in the price so if you buy the first edition then subsequent issues will not cost anything.

The whole book was pulled together in about a week and was ready for publication two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami. There is little or no infrastructure left in the North so accounts from those in the devastated areas are more likely to come in later editions.

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