Proceeds go to the Red Cross Haiti Earthquake and Disaster Recovery appeals.
On the morning of January 19, days after a devastating earthquake struck near Haiti's capital, 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."
Within hours of Greg's first announcement, news spread throughout microblogging website, Twitter, and story submissions began arriving. By the submission deadline a week later, the project had received over 400 submissions -- whittled down to one hundred during the following week, and the full 80,000 word manuscript was published and made available through retailers within six weeks of Greg's initial blog.
Best-selling author Nick Harkaway contributed a story and penned the book's introduction. Tania Hershman, author of The White Road and Other Stories, and prize-winning author, Vanessa Gebbie, are also featured in the book, along with other published authors and first-timers, never published before.