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Nov 11, 2011

Project Biwa: the book!

As you know, Project Biwa was started as a response to the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami, to raise funds in support of the relief and reconstruction efforts.
As today, November 11th, marks the 8-month anniversary of these events, it is a fitting date to announce the latest chapter in this project: the book is out now!

Before giving you the link, let me explain how this will work.
The book is available on Blurb, in printed and ebook editions.

The profit we make on each sale will go to the Japanese Red Cross. Originally, I wanted this to be processed automatically, but this is taking too long to set up, and I really have no time to take care of this now, so it will be done "manually" and you can start buying the book today. Of course, this does not change the fact that we will not earn anything from book sales: everything still goes to the Red Cross as explained in earlier posts.
At regular intervals, I will publish updates on this blog with sales figures and donation receipts, to be completely transparent.

The book is available in three versions (softcover, hardcover and ebook), for which the profit going to the Red Cross is respectively €3, €4 and €2.50.

This puts the total book price at €23.95, €31.95 and €3.99.
My understanding for the relatively high base price for the printed editions (over which I have no control), is that it is a result of on-demand printing costs.
Depending on sales figures, I may alter the profit for any of these three editions, in order to maximise the revenue we generate for the Red Cross. If this occurs, I will of course let you know in advance.

To buy the book, simply go to the Blurb website, and choose the edition you want to get: click here.

If you have any question, please leave a comment below.
For everything related to the project, feel free to have a look at the corresponding tag, or to follow us on Facebook.

Thank you for all your support throughout this project.

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