InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Dave Eggers’ Voice of Witness Project Gets Big Check from Amazon.com

book_vfts.jpgThe San Francisco-based non-profit Voice of Witness announced today that it has received a $25,000 grant from Amazon.com.

Voice of Witness, a division of McSweeney’s Books, was founded by Dave Eggers in 2004. Here is the description on its website: “Using oral history as a foundation, the series depicts human rights crises around the world through the stories of the men and women who experience them.” So far, Voice of Witness has published books about the displaced people of Sudan, survivors of Hurricane Katrina, and others.

Amazon.com has an impressive record supporting small publishers and non-profits. This is the third time we’ve heard from the recipients of big checks from the Seattle-based company in as many months. Founder Jeff Bezos, who several weeks ago urged Princeton grads to “be kind,” seems to be doing a pretty good job leading by example.

Mediabistro Course

The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now!