New Publisher Targets Geek Audience

The new independent publisher Bitingduck Press brings the quirky lives of scientists to light through fiction with a nerd theme. The press will issue its first original novels by late 2012, and is currently accepting submissions in multiple genres.

Los Angeles, CA, April 11, 2012 --( “The Big Bang Theory” and “Numb3ers” have brought the quirky lives of scientists to the viewing public, and Bitingduck Press wants to share this world with readers. An indie press based in Pasadena and Montreal, Bitingduck specializes print and e-format original fiction and non-fiction with a nerd theme, broadly defined. The press has contracted several authors so far and is currently accepting submissions in a wide range of genres.

Jay Nadeau, a professor of biomedical engineering and Editor-in-Chief, founded Bitingduck Press out of a passion for great books and a desire to give a voice to those who can show the realities of life in science and academia, without ivory tower sugar-coating and with real content. “Think Arrowsmith for the twenty-first century,” she suggests as an example, “or Allegra Goodman’s Intuition. I like all styles: literary, genre, and especially young adult.”

The press’s first two offerings will appear in Fall 2012. A Slow Cold Death (by Susy Gage) is a murder mystery set in a physics department, where what appears to be a personal vendetta turns out to have a six hundred million dollar motive. On the more fanciful side, Only the Moon Howls (by Connie Senior) is the story of a 17-year-old MIT astrophysics student who drops out and runs away to Romania to hunt vampires.

About Bitingduck Press: Bitingduck Press is an independent press based in Pasadena and Montreal, accepting fiction and non-fiction submissions for small print runs and extensive electronic distribution and marketing. The company has distribution contracts with all major eBook sellers and with several distributors of print and print-on-demand paperbacks. Company founders are Jay Nadeau and Chris Lindensmith, both PhDs in physics from the University of Minnesota in 1996. Along with publishing, they offer freelance editorial and copyediting services and scientific consultation to the entertainment industry. For more information, contact: or
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