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How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity

The Internet offers an unprecedented opportunity for cats to become superstar “personalities” with revenue-generating multimedia brands—but only if you know how to cash in.

With How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity, readers can unlock the secrets of grooming your kitty for success, creating a terrific viral video, managing your cat’s burgeoning stardom, and much more. Packed with practical tips and helpful diagrams, this indispensable resource shows how ordinary housecats can follow in the venerable pawprints of the Internet’s brightest stars.

PATRICIA CARLIN is the author of the hilarious Quirk backlist title How to Tell If Your Boyfriend Is the Antichrist (and If He Is, Should You Break Up with Him?). She lives in Pennsylvania.

DUSTIN FENSTERMACHER is a photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Vice, the Village Voice, New Jersey Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, and a litany of other publications. 

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Wedding Dogs

Wedding Dogs captures man’s best friend at 75 weddings—dogs as the best man, maid of honor, ring bearer, or another member of the wedding party! Decked out in little doggy tuxedos or sporting a wreath of roses around their necks, these pooches share in the wedding couple’s big day.

Each photograph is accompanied by a brief essay telling the dog’s (and the couple’s) story. A perfect wedding, bridal shower, or groom’s gift, Wedding Dogs shares the joy of the moment when dogs join in the celebration of their owners’ most special day.

KATIE PRESTON TOEPFER is a writer and photographer with a strong passion for animals. She's contributed to a variety of publications including Lip Magazine, 2threads, Daily Addict, FashionableEye, and GC. She lives in Sydney, Australia

SAM STALL is the author of more than 20 books with a total of more than 1 million copies in print. He has published both novels and nonfiction, including several pet ownership and dog books such as The Dog Owner’s Manual and 100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Quirknotes: Dog

Celebrated for their irreverent humor and whimsical illustrations, Quirk Owner's Manuals have been translated into more than 18 languages, with sales of more than one million copies worldwide.

Now Quirk is unveiling a stationery line based on the three most popular titles in the series: The Baby Owner's Manual, The Dog Owner's Manual, and The Cat Owner's Manual. Each set features 16 notecards with envelopes in a nifty slipcase portfolio. They're perfect for new baby announcements, new pet announcements, neutered pet announcements, and countless other friendly messages!

Paul Kepple and Jude Buffum are better known as Headcase Design. They have designed and illustrated numerous books, and their work has been featured in many design and illustration publications, including American Illustration, Communication Arts, and Print.

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Quirknotes: Cat

Celebrated for their irreverent humor and whimsical illustrations, Quirk Owner’s Manuals have been translated into more than 18 languages, with sales of more than one million copies worldwide.

Now Quirk is unveiling a stationery line based on one of its most popular titles in the series: The Cat Owner’s Manual. This set features 16 notecards with envelopes in a nifty slipcase portfolio. They’re perfect for new pet announcements, neutered pet announcements, and countless other friendly messages!

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So Cute You Could Die

This is ridiculous. You’re sitting there reading commercial copy-of all things!!-when there’s an insanely cute puppy at the top of this page, just begging to be fawned over. Look at the puppy! Look at his wet wittle nose! And his precious wittle ears. Isn’t he adorable? Don’t you want to snuggle with him? Isn’t he so cute you could die?

Inside this book you’ll find hundreds of ridiculously cute photographs. Kittens, ducklings, baby seals, grinning dolphins, hamsters with silly hats-they’re all here, and they’re all irresistible. Other publishers would be afraid to put so much cuteness in a single book. But we see that puppy and our hearts just melt. Look deep into his eyes. Now tell us you won’t give him a home.

JENNIE SUMMERS is supercute. She lives in Philadelphia.

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100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization

Sure every dog has its day–but these 100 canines raced ahead of the pack to alter the very course of world history. In 100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization, readers will discover the inspiring true tales of dogs who’ve contributed to scientific advancements, influenced geopolitical events, inspired great works of art, and saved the lives of their beloved masters. These astounding pooches include:

–Biche, the Italian Greyhound who started a war between France and Prussia
–Seaman, the Newfoundland who saved explorers Lewis and Clark from a marauding buffalo
–Sergeant Stubby, the most decorated war dog in U.S. history
–Laika, the first earthling of any kind to go into orbit
–Hachiko, an Akita whose devotion to his dead master made him a Japanese national hero

…and many more. Packaged in a very civilized hardcover with black-and-white illustrations, 100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization is the perfect gift for dog lovers and history buffs alike.

SAM STALL is the author of 100 Cats Who Changed Civilization (Quirk, 2007) and coauthor of The Dog Owner’s Manual (Quirk, 2004). He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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