Friday, December 9, 2011

Indie Book Buzz: Quirk Books

It's the return of the Indie Book Buzz here at TNBBC. Over the next few weeks, we will be inviting members of the indie publishing houses to share which of their upcoming 2012 releases they are most excited about!

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

Taft 2012 by Jason Heller
(January 2012) 

As a massive Christopher Buckley fan, I was thrilled when Quirk’s editors told me we’d be releasing a political satire... especially one with such an awesome, hilarious premise.  The debut novel from a hilarious new voice, Taft 2012 by Jason Heller is a lot of fun.

Taft 2012 tells the Rip Van Winkle-esque tale of William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States, who suddenly awakens in our time, one hundred years after he was last President. Thrown into the national spotlight, the man who never wanted to be president in the first place finds himself in the running once more, all while dealing with the trials and (sometimes delicious) tribulations of 21st century America.

There’s actually a really fun interactive component to Taft 2012. You can visit the campaign website at, follow Taft on Twitter (@taft2012) and even show your support for the campaign on Facebook by liking Taft’s page (

Working on this book has been an absolute joy. And get ready. We’ve got some amazing campaign videos launching December through January. The title drops January 17th, 2012. 

The Thorn & the Blossom by Theodora Goss
(January 2012) 

Theodora Goss’ The Thorn & the Blossom really needs to be seen to believed… which is why we have this video for you.

You open the book in either direction, and get to decide whose story you want to read first, Brendan or Evelyn? Both tell the same story of their enchanting, haunting romance.

It’s really quite the unique book package. No spine, tucked away in a slipcase, beautifully illustrated by Scott McKowen… it’s a book that is hard not to be excited about, especially because I’ve never seen anything like it.

The Thorn & the Blossom comes out on January 17th, 2012 as well, and I can’t wait to see how people react to it. 


Eric Smith is the Social Media & Marketing Coordinator at Quirk Books. He is hopefully addicted to good books, bad movies, writing, Nerf guns and video games. You can follow him on Twitter at @ericsmithrocks and Quirk at @quirkbooks

So what do you think guys? See anything that catches your eye? How about that Thorn and the Blossom with the accordion-spineless action going on?

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