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Quirk Titles Featured in Amazon’s Best Books of 2014

Whenever some exciting news regarding one (or, in this case, three) of our books gets released, we kind of look like that scene from The Office. And while we're having some trouble staying calm, we think it's totally justified–we just got news that three of our books have been selected as part of Amazon's Best Books of 2014!

Find Momo was selected for the Arts & Photography category, Hollow City for Best in Teen & Young Adult, and the William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy was selected as an Editor's Holiday Gift Pick for Fun & Quirky Books! (It's like that last category was made for us!)

High-five, everybody!

Posted by Basia Padlo

Worst-Case Wednesday: How to Deal with an Alligator Near Your [Golf] Ball

I'm not a golfer. I find golf to be one of the most supremely boring sports, and when my uncle flips the channel during a holiday party and puts on golf, it's all I can do to keep from falling asleep on the couch. But when I found out what kind of animals can be (and, in most cases, are) lurking around a golf course, I was horrified. So, to protect all of you who are interested in golf, I'm delving into The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Golf's "Dangerous Animals" section. (It's worth noting that "How to Disarm an Irate Golfer" is listed under this category.) 

Posted by Basia Padlo

Kindle Monthly Deal: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies + Other Quirk Classics!

We know you just can't wait for the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film adaptation. If we're being honest, neither can we. But to tide you over until then, check out this Kindle Monthly Deal!

All three of these Quirk Classics—Sense and Sensibility and Sea MonstersPride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After—are available on Amazon for just $2.99 this month, so make sure you grab one (or all three)!

Posted by Basia Padlo

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.

Posted by Basia Padlo

Worst-Case Wednesday: How to Deal With Wedding-Related Injuries—Getting Hit in the Eye with the Bouquet

At a wedding reception, you either love or hate the bouquet toss. If you're like me, you hate it, and you edge to the far back of the pack and try to hide behind someone taller than you. If you're lucky, there's someone at the front, poised like a linebacker. She is going to catch that thing no matter what, and you know you're safe and off the hook until the next wedding rolls around.

If you're unlucky, like me, or if you're the linebacker at the front of the group, accidents happen. One second, you're watching the bouquet fly through the air, and the next, you've an eye full of carnations. Thankfully, The Worst-Case Scenario Handbook: Weddings tells us how to handle such catastrophes.

Read on, and for those of you preparing for a wedding, enter our giveaway below. You can win copies of Wedding Dogs, The Bride's Instruction Manual, The Groom's Instruction Manual, The Newlyweds Instruction Manual, and Stuff Every Husband Should Know. We'll pick five winners early next week. 

Posted by Basia Padlo

Because Winter is Coming: A Roundup of Awesome Geeky Scarves

The weather is getting colder, which means scarf season is almost upon us. But you're bored with the usual fare–single-color pashminas with tassled ends, chunky crocheted infinity scarves. You want something fun, something different. Well, have we got the scarves for you.

Posted by Basia Padlo