Quakebook is available now as an e-book for your Kindle, or you can download a free application to read it on your PC, Mac or iPad.
If you are more of a ‘real book’ fan, rest assured that one is in the pipeline, but will take a little longer to arrange. I would suggest buying the e-book anyway and getting the real one when it becomes available.
Absolutely 100% of the purchase price is going to the Japan Red Cross. Nothing to Amazon, nothing to Quakebook. (You may see a message saying there is a $2 fee for international purchase but Amazon have promised to refund this if it happens.)
So, get buying! Then tell your friends, loved ones and followers to make sure they buy one too. It is a beautifully crafted, moving account of the events of 11 March 2011, told from the perspective of people from around the world who experienced it, including many voices not often heard in the mainstream media.
Like me, you may have been left feeling useless by this tragedy, wondering what effect words can have when people have lost so much. It is perhaps a truism, but this tragedy has taught me that you can only do what you can. I cannot rebuild a house, drive a truck to Sendai or speak any words of comfort in Japanese to help heal the wounds, but the money that this book will raise will do all of those things.
So, why are you still reading? Get your copy of Quakebook now!