#Quakebook: Twitter-sourced Japan Charity Book 2:46 Self-pubbed in One Week

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

Quakebook

Last Friday the blogger “Our Man in Abiko” launched an effort to produce a crowd-sourced collection prose, photos and illustrations that would be compiled into a self-published book to benefit the victims of the Japan earthquake.

The book, which amounts to 30,000 words, is now finished is said to have met the deadline of being published at 2:46 p.m. today in Japan — two weeks after the quake.

You can follow the project at #quakebook and log on to www.quakebook.net, where the title should be on sale by the time you read this. All proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross.

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Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business exclusively since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.