When Japan was hit by a magnitude 8 earthquake on March 11, 2011 at 2:46PM, nobody expected it to turn into the most devastating natural disaster to ever hit the country.
Even though a lot of the news revolves around the damaged nuclear reactors, the impact on human life is still immense, and thousands of people are not able to return to their homes, assuming their homes were not washed away in the massive tsunami.
Immediately after the quake, a team of writers put something amazing in motion -- a Twitter sourced book created in under two weeks. The book will launch in Amazon Kindle format
on April 15, and print versions will be available after that. All revenues from the book will go to the Japan Red Cross.
Reading some of the excerpts gives an idea of the situation, on a much more personal level that you get from reading the news. The book also contains a piece by Yoko Ono and work by authors William Gibson, Barry Eisler and Jake Adelstein
Thanks to the Kindle format, you'll be able to read the book
on your Amazon Kindle, or any device with the Kindle reader application (PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android and Windows Phone). The book is available for pre-order
, and if you order now, it'll be automatically delivered as soon as it is released on the 15th.