October 27, 2008
The great reviewers over at Bitten By Books, who primarily review paranormal titles, was kind enough to do a review of Nothing But Red for us. Read the review in it’s entirety here. Here’s a snippet:
Nothing But Red, while sometimes dark and horrifying, is an extremely powerful and exceptional piece of work. Please do not think, though, that every story in this book is violent or that it contains nothing positive or hopeful. There are many contributions that tell of strong women who are determined to get out of their situation, to be free and live. There is hope contained within the pages of this very eloquent book just as I believe that there is hope for women of the world. The fact that this book even exists is, to me, is definite proof of that.
July 10, 2008
Sorry for the delay in updates, folks!
NBR now has its very own ISBN number and should start appearing in online bookstores in the next month or so. The retail price had to be increased, however, because everyone takes a cut of the book. The breakdown is as follows:
Print (Retail) Your Royalty $0.97 Price $17.95
Print (Lulu) Your Revenue $5.73 Price $17.95
Download Your Revenue $4.76 Price $5.95
This means that for a $17.95 book, Equality Now only receives $0.97 if the book is sold through Amazon and the like. Now, by all means, if that’s the only way you can get it, please do–it’s better than nothing. But EN receives nearly $6 if it’s purchased through Lulu.
Also, I wanted everyone to know that our account is set up so that EN receives the money directly via PayPal. None of the NBR staff handles the money at all; it seemed the easiest way of doing things. :-)
April 7, 2008
Visit www.lulu.com/nothingbutred to purchase your copy! The full colour eBook is $5.95, and the black and white trade paperback is $15.95. All profits (about $4 per book) will go to Equality Now.
If you would like to read the foreword to the book, click here.
March 28, 2008
You’ll find a complete list of contributors on the site now and their bios, as well as a list of volunteers who have put this project together.
If you’re interested in purchasing a copy of Nothing But Red when it’s released, please head here and join our notify list.
The book will run roughly 350 pages. The trade paperback version will probably cost about $15 – $16, and the eBook version around $5 – $6. All the profits are going to Equality Now, and once the book is on sale, we’ll be updating the website monthly with details about how many copies have sold and how much money has been raised.
If you’re looking for something to do to mark the anniversary of the murder of Du’a Khalil Aswad, please visit this page for suggestions.
May 23, 2007
“Because it’s no longer enough to be a decent person. It’s no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself. I’ve always had a bent towards apocalyptic fiction, and I’m beginning to understand why. I look and I see the earth in flames. Her face was nothing but red.”
– Joss Whedon, May 20 2007, Whedonesque.com
In April 2007, seventeen-year-old Dua Khalil was pulled into a crowd of young men—some of them family members. They proceeded to stone and beat her to death, a supposed “honour” killing for being in the company of a man of a different faith.
The police stood by and did nothing, and several members of the crowd filmed the incident with camera phones. You can find the video on both CNN’s website and YouTube (We have not linked to the video. A simple search will find it for you.).
One month later, popular writer and filmmaker, Joss Whedon, posted his complete despair and outrage on a fan-run news blog, Whedonesque.com. Among his words was a call to action. This is how some of us responded.