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Win Books From Our Goodreads Choice Award Nominees!

We're really excited about our Goodreads Choice Award nominated books, and super proud of our authors. Ben H. Winters, Ian Doescher, Grady Hendrix, Ransom Riggs... you're rockstars! Congrats!

To celebrate, we've listed some special giveaways on Goodreads, which you can enter via the following links:

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher (30 Books!)

World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters (30 Books!)

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix (15 Books!)

As an added bonus, winners of The Empire Striketh Back giveaway will also get a poster of The Jedi Doth Return, the third book in Ian's epic Shakespearian Star Wars trilogy. 

You can win one of ten copies of Hollow City by Ransom Riggs via our Rafflecopter below! Winners will also get a Hollow City poster with their books. 

Good luck! And be sure to vote! Thanks again! 

How-to Tuesday: Simple Ways to Hello Kitty Your Everyday Life

Projects from Hello Kitty Crochet

Hello Kitty is the probably one of the most famous kitties and the most ubiquitous kitty in our lives, appearing in various forms from pots to instant ramen. Yet, how ingrained is she in your personal life? Do you have anything Hello Kitty related? I mean, we do, what with our Hello Kitty Baking Book and Crochet book that came out last month. If not, here’s our guide to Hello Kitty-fy your own daily routine.

Breakfast: There’s no better way to start off your day with a serving of pancakes so why not make Hello Kitty pancakes? You can either draw your Hello Kitty pancakes using a squeeze bottle filled with pancake batter or use a metal Hello Kitty cookie cutter as a mold to shape your pancakes.

Celebrating Young Readers Week With Books & Pizza

November 10-14 is National Young Readers Week, an annual event to encourage children to read! It was co-founded by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and Pizza Hut! I think there is no greater incentive for anything than pizza, but the program also gets celebrities, both national and local, to read to children in order to reinforce the positive example of reading.

But back to pizza! Here are some events you can hold during National Young Readers Week to encourage young readers everywhere!

Quirk Books Nominated in This Year's Goodreads Choice Awards: Update, Now With 100% More Horrorstor

Update: Horrorstor has been added in the semi-final round! Thanks for voting it in, everyone! 

Ah, the Goodreads Choice Awards. I don't know about you guys, but I get pretty psyched for them every single year. I knew they would be opening up this morning, and I had a hard time sleeping, waking up and checking Twitter to see if they had gone live.

This year, Quirk has three FOUR titles nominated in the Goodreads Choice Awards, and we are absolutely thrilled. 

HORRORSTOR by Grady Hendrix is nominated in Best Horror of 2014.

WORLD OF TROUBLE by Ben H. Winters is nominated in Best Science Fiction of 2014.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE EMPIRE STRIKETH BACK by Ian Doescher is nominated in Best Humor of 2014

HOLLOW CITY by Ransom Riggs is nominated in Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction of 2014.

Go cast your votes! And congrats to Ben, Ransom, Grady, and Ian! 

Bookish Events in Philadelphia: November 7th - 13th

 
Hello, lovers of literature! November is here, and it's brought lots of events for you to go out and enjoy. Colder temperatures and damp streets may have you thinking bleak thoughts, but there's plenty of light and energy in Philadelphia this week. 

Kindle Monthly Deal Alert: Zombies, Insults, Jokes, & Secrets!

You know how our monthly deals usually have something to do with one another? Well, not this time! This month, we're throwing everyone for a loop—including ourselves! Are you ready for this crazy roundoup of deals? You'd better sit down, just in case.

This month, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, Insults Every Many Should Know, Quotes Every Man Should Know, and Secret Lives of Great Composers are all $2.99! So you can...distract the zombies with your insults, quotes, or knowledge of composers; they'll be so confused, it'll be easy to chop their heads off! Or you could just tell them about this collection of books. That should confuse them, too.

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