August 3, 2011 • Zombies
So thanks to a Kindle & Nook promotion, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies hit #14 on the New York Times eBook list this week. We find ourselves wedged between some good company, hanging out with the likes of George R. R. Martin (#11: A Game of Thrones, ) and Sara Gruen (#16: Water for Elephants).
When Pride & Prejudice & Zombies first invaded bookstores in 2009, there wasn't a separate NY Times best seller list for eBooks. That didn't happen until recently. So this is a first for Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. So to celebrate and thank you for making this happen, we're hosting a little giveaway.
We're giving away ten copies of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After. Penned by New York Times best selling author Steve Hockensmith, Dreadfully Ever After concludes the Pride & Prejudice & Zombies trilogy. For those of you discovering (or rediscovering!) PPZ for the first time thanks to the promotion, here's your chance to find out what happens next.
To enter, all you have to do is tweet (or retweet!) this post with the hashtag #PPZ. I'll select ten of you at random next week, and mail you a copy of Dreadfully Ever After, as well as some awesome posters of the cover.
June 20, 2011 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Zombies
Sure, the syncing is a bit off... but come on. This is Pride & Prejudice mixed with Dr. Who! David Tennant would totally approve of this.
Sigh. The end of this trailer is such a tease. I wish the producers of Bridget Jones' Diary and Love Actually would make this film.
June 10, 2011 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, ZombiesIn every corner of the globe, zombie walks are all the rage amongst the living and the undead. In shambling hordes they stumble through city streets from Seattle to Tokyo, moaning, scaring, and leaving a crimson trail. But it’s all in good fun.Last week at the Copenhagen Zombie Crawl, the undead invaded downtown bars in the hundreds. One bold zombie, Spritt Schapiro, paid tribute to her favorite Star Trek meets the walking dead novel, Night of the Living Trekkies.Spritt made her own uniform, representing Night of the Living Trekkies as a zombiefied, red shirt Trekkie. Check out some photos below!
June 3, 2011 • Fiction, Zombies
Our Booth, Before the Expo Started
Last week (wow, has it been a week already?!) Quirk hopped a train to New York City for Book Expo America. We gave away a ton of Bedbugs ARCs, a number of different posters (the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children one was a big hit), some super cute totebags designed by Art Director extraordinaire Doogie Horner, and at the end of the convention, just about every book we brought with us. Thanks for that, eager readers. We didn't want to mail all of that home.
This year, our booth was right next door to Random House's, and we all found ourselves distracted by the number of celebrities coming in and out of their space. Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor from The Office) and Tyra Banks were there, promoting their upcoming titles and signing autographs.
May 23, 2011 • ZombiesAh, Book Expo America. Three days, tons of publishers, hundreds of authors and a whole lot of swag. As I type this post, Quirk is busy setting up our booth. We're at booth #4428, right near our BFFs Random House.Over the course of the next few days, a majority of the Quirk team will be meeting and greeting eager fans and potential partners at our booth. Stop by anytime on Tuesday or Wednesday to meet some of our editors, dish out your book blog's business cards to the marketing & publicity crew, get sage bits of wisdom from our sales folks, or hand out your design portfolio to our art team. Someone from each department will be there. I'll also be attending the Book Blogger Convention on Friday. Say hi, let's be friends.