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Happy Birthday George Lucas! Here’s Your Disneystrology Horoscope

On May 14, 2013, George Lucas turns the ripe old age of 69.  And, as I’m sure you are aware, Mr. Lucas recently sold his sizable galactic empire to Disney.  What you may not know is that Quirk has a book called Disneystrology: What Your Birthday Character Says About You. So, I thought it might be fun to see what Mr. Lucas’ birthday character says about him. So without further ado, I present George Lucas’ Disney star-sign soulmate:

Posted by Brett Cohen

Breakfast for Dinner Just Got Tastier!

We make a lot of different types of books at Quirk. And, over the years, we've made a name for ourselves by pushing the envelope to produce strikingly unconventional books. If you've seen our catalog, you know what I'm talking about.

Today we're excited to say that we've brought our unique flavor to the world of ebooks–well, ibooks–in the form of Quirk's first enhanced ebook: Breakfast for Dinner. It's time for breakfast to take center stage at the dinner table! Inside this book, you'll find more than 100 classic "brinner" recipes made with a twist.

The special iBooks Author version of Breakfast for Dinner is full of interactive, fun and functional features. Here are a few of my favorites…

Posted by Brett Cohen

San Diego Comic Con 2012 [Recap]

Another year, another con. San Diego Comic Con 2012 was another resounding success.

The booth looked great. We sold a ton of books. We had a successful book signing. We spotted some celebrities. And, saw some pretty great costumes. See the gallery below for a bunch of our photos.

Posted by Brett Cohen

My Favorite Pop-Culture Dads and Stuff They Could Learn from and Contribute to Stuff Every Dad Should Know

In honor of Father’s Day, I have chosen a few of my favorite pop-culture dads. They don’t always make fatherhood look easy, but they usually have the best intentions.

In many ways, these guys could’ve helped write Stuff Every Dad Should Know… and could also be readers who learn a little something from the book.

Posted by Brett Cohen

Pairing an Adult Beverage with Your Kid’s Meal


According to Wikipedia, an adult can achieve a blood alcohol level of .03 (or less) after consuming 1 alcoholic beverage.  Said beverage would result in mild euphoria, relaxation and joyousness with little impairment to your judgment.  After a long day, that sounds pretty good, right?  

Posted by Brett Cohen

BEA Prize Patrol: How To Score a Free Quirk Tote

BEA is almost here and as you might have seen in this earlier post, we are really excited. And we want to give you a chance to take home some special swag from the Quirk Books prize patrol.

Just email [email protected] to get this special BEA tote bag mailed to you before you leave for BEA. We hope you’ll bring your bag to BEA as a sign of your continued support, a way to carry home all the awesome swag you pick up, and—most important—an opportunity to win stuff! Members of our staff will be walking the show floor of the Javits Center and giving away prizes to attendees carrying this tote.

Once again, Quirk Books is truly grateful for the support you have given us over the past ten years. Your enthusiasm for our books has been a key part of our success.  Supplies are limited.  If you don’t get a bag before BEA, you can pick one up at our booth (#3848). We have lots of exciting books for Fall 2012 to tell you about, along with great giveaways.  Come say hi!

Again, thank you! We look forward to seeing you at BEA and continuing to work with you in the years to come. Check out the full size Books Are… image below!

Posted by Brett Cohen