Vollmann Reporting from Japan’s Nuclear Disaster

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Interesting to see that William T. Vollmann has published an Amazon single with byliner.com that consists of him reporting from the nuclear disaster following the earthquake in Japan. The very informative title of the piece is Into the Forbidden Zone: A Trip Through Hell and High Water in Post-Earthquake Japan and it costs $2.99 and clocks in at 61 “pages.”

It will be interesting to see how many more authors begin to publish pieces in this form. Obviously for an author like Vollmann this is ideal, as he specializes in both journalism and writing long articles. That would seem to be what works well in the Amazon Singles format.

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