Quirk Books

Quirk Books Launches New Interactive Website
May 13, 2011

After three years as Irreference.com, Quirk has reinstated Quirkbooks.com as the company website. This domain-name homecoming is not without a reinvention, however

‘Don’t Fear the Digi-mageddon’
August 1, 2010

One sentiment that I hear quite often these days from book industry folks is that "it's an exciting time to be in publishing." And I have to agree. It's an especially exciting time for me to be taking over as editor-in-chief of Book Business magazine, particularly with technology progressing so quickly that it seems to change the book publishing landscape on a weekly basis.

You Can Quote Me on That!
April 1, 2010

Editors’ Picks: Quotes that we love … or at least think are pretty cool (from the past year in Book Business). And, they actually paint a pretty accurate picture of the state of things.

Editor's Note: Book Business to Present "Making Books Social" Webinar
March 26, 2010

On Tuesday, April 6, at 2 p.m. EST, Book Business will present the HP-sponored webinar, "Making Books Social."

Recognizing the importance of social networking in the lives of today’s teen readers, publishers are blending Web sites and social media with new book releases to start conversations and keep them going. They are looking for opportunities for readers to not only order and review new titles online, but also to share their enthusiasm for books with fellow members of social networking sites; communicate with authors; and use a variety of up-to-date digital tools to express interests and opinions.

Book Industry Contributing to Relief Efforts in Haiti
January 15, 2010

As the world responds to the earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this week, many in the book publishing industry are mobilizing to contribute to the relief efforts. Philadelphia-based Quirk Books announced today that through Jan. 31, 20 percent of the proceeds earned on every single book sold on Irreference.com, ChronicleBooks.com and KnockKnockStuff.com will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid the Haiti relief efforts.

36 Twitter Tips for Book Publishers
December 1, 2009

For better or worse, Twitter has become part of our culture. While some people still may not see the value in engaging on the online social networking tool, many do. According to ComScore Media Metrix’s October figures, Twitter had more than 20 million unique visitors in the United States in September. Many businesses find Twitter useful for connecting with customers, and publishers are no exception.

2009 Gold Ink Awards
September 1, 2009

Widely regarded as the print industry’s most prestigious event, the 2009 Gold Ink Awards received more than 1,000 entries across 45 competitive categories, including Book Covers, Book Jackets, Books (Fine Editions), Softcover Books, Hardcover Books, Children’s Books, Fine Art Lithography, Cookbooks, to name a few. In all, 132 entries were selected for Gold, Silver or Bronze honors.