Friday, July 8, 2011

Indie Book Buzz: Quirk Books

Indie Book Buzz is a new feature here at TNBBC. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be inviting members of the indie publishing houses to share which of their Summer and Fall 2011 releases they are most excited about!

This week's picks comes from Eric Smith,
Social Media & Marketing Coordinator at Quirk Books.

Out Now!


Broetry is a hilarious debut from a new author, Brian McGackin, and I’m so SO excited to be working on this title. With poems titled Final Final Fantasy, O Captain! My Captain America!, and When Patrick Stewart Rules the World the book is chock full of references to video games, movies, and television shows I know and love. His poems speak to guys, the everyman… dudes like me. It’s a ton of fun; people are going to love it.

As a special bonus for your readers, here’s one of his broems that you won’t find in the book. A haiku. 

Airport Dating Service

They should sit single
guys next to hot single girls.
Maybe charge extra.

Broetry hits stores July 5th.

Fall 2011


Are there bedbugs attacking Susan Wendt in her supposedly perfect brownstone, or are they just a product of her delusional, paranoid mind? Bedbugs is like the lovechild of books like The Amityville Horror and Rosemary’s Baby … just with terrible little bloodsucking bugs thrown into the mix.

Sigh. Okay, The Next Best Book Blog. I’ll be honest with you.

I was a fanboy of the author, Ben Winters, before I even started working at Quirk. When I met him at BEA this year, it took everything in me not to scream like a 14-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber concert. Other folks were psyched to meet the New York Times bestselling author too. We gave away over 100 ARCs of Bedbugs during his signing.

The book comes out September 6th, in time for the Halloween season.


When it comes to this title, people either coo and exclaim “aw!” or wince and say “gross!” I’ve really seen no in between reactions. And that’s okay.

Originally released in Japan, Crafting with Cat Hair is exactly what it sounds like. A craft book details ways you can craft with your cat… using your cat. It’s a zany title that we’re really excited about, and we’ve actually had people mailing us their cat hair. So seriously, if you have any extra sitting around, send us a bag.

About Eric

Eric Smith is the Social Media & Marketing Coordinator at Quirk Books. He is hopelessly addicted to good books, bad movies, writing (especially blogging), Nerf guns, and video games. You can find him on Twitter at @ericsmithrocks and @quirkbooks. What else what else… oh! His chinchilla’s name is Mittens.

Ok, who (besides me) thinks that Crafting With Cat Hair is a little..uhm.. awkward? Hahah! I love that Quirk books is Quirk-y enough to publish something like that! I am also very sad to hear that I missed arc's of Bedbugs at BEA11 this year. I am highly anticipating that one!

And how cool of Eric to share a broem with us that doesn't exist anywhere within the pages of the Broety book? You rock, Eric!

So what do you think guys? See anything that catches your eye? Which of these books are you most excited to see release? Help TNBBC and Quirk Books spread the buzz about these books by sharing this post with others!

1 comment:

  1. I love my cats dearly, but I'm not doing anything with their hair but throwing it out! I already like the sound of Broetry... somehow I think that one's going to end up in my brother's Christmas stocking.