Saturday, 27 March 2010

Birth of '100 Stories for Haiti'

Within a few days of the Haiti earthquake, author Greg McQueen posted a video on his blog: “Dear Twitterverse, I can't keep watching the news about Haiti on television or trending on Twitter without doing something. I woke up this morning with the idea that together we could make a book and donate all royalties to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal.”

News spread and, before he knew it, more than 400 short stories arrived in Greg’s inbox from authors around the globe. Of these, 100 stories were chosen and the 80,000-word manuscript, 100 Stories for Haiti, was published in record-breaking time.

Proceeds from the sale of books go to the Red Cross disaster relief efforts to help victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Read about the project and meet all the authors here: Writers making a difference

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