As part of the continued effort to focus on content and communities, Quirk has decided to no longer process and fulfill retail orders directly on the website. Instead, all book pages will feature links to retail partners, including Amazon, B&N, Borders, and Indiebound.
Eric Smith, Quirk's social media and marketing coordinator, will continue in his current role and also act as the site's editor in chief. Smith, who founded the popular Philadelphia blog Geekadelphia, will curate blog posts from authors and guests and will write for the site as well.
Beginning May 17, Quirkbooks.com will serialize the first several chapters of the highly anticipated Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, leading up to the book's June 7 publication date. In addition, in the coming weeks Quirk will host contests for fans and visitors to the site.
"The new QuirkBooks.com reflects the spirit of innovation and sharing that permeates our company. At its core, the site is a social catalog that uses social media to connect our staff, our authors, and our fans to tell an ever-expanding and up-to-the-minute story around each book," said Cohen.
About Quirk Books
Quirk Books is an independent book publisher based in Philadelphia. Founded in 2002, Quirk publishes books in the genre of what they like to call "irreference" (irreverence + reference) as well as pop culture, parenting, food and drink, history, humor, and lifestyle. They are best known for The Baby Owner's Manual, the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and the Quirk Classics series, which blends the work of literary masters with new scenes of horrific creatures and gruesome action. Quirk Books is distributed by Random House. For more information, visit the new Quirkbooks.com!