Inside Publishing Archive

Introducing . . . NIGHTFALL!

Hello! I’m Naomi, and I’m thrilled to say that I’m the UK editor for the rather brilliant NIGHTFALL. This was one of those books that the moment I started reading it, I knew Hot Key had to be the UK home for it. We made our offer a few months ago, and as soon as the deal was […]

Jennifer Donnelly and Julie Mayhew event alert!

We’re thrilled to say that the Carnegie winning author Jennifer Donnelly will be visiting the UK for a brief time ahead of the publication of her new book THESE SHALLOW GRAVES. We are delighted to announce we will be hosting a fantastic event entitled REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN at our brand new Marylebone offices in London where […]

Black Cairn Point Blog Tour Roundup

Today’s blog is a guest post by Claire McFall, author of BLACK CAIRN POINT.   I have a confession to make: bloggers kind of scare me. And it’s not because they aren’t lovely, helpful and friendly… because they are! It’s because, well, they hold the power. Their views are respected, they have thousands of readers […]

The Under My Skin Tour.

Today’s blog is a travel report from James Dawson, author of UNDER MY SKIN, the upcoming ALL OF THE ABOVE, and many more fantastic books! A while ago James went on a big tour around the UK to promote UNDER MY SKIN and this is what happened: One of my favourite books of all time […]


I can’t believe it’s actually time for YALC mark 2! Can it really have been a whole year since we filled up a corner of Earl’s Court with mad UKYA fans and created something SO EXCITING that it had to continue FOREVERMORE? Well it’s really back again, and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ve got […]

The Hot Key Books website – watch this space…

Hello and thanks for visiting our site! At the moment we’re in the middle of developing a shiny, new website for Hot Key Books. YAY! And as you may have noticed while we’re working on the new site some digital bits and pieces are missing from this website. Sorry! We’re really excited to unveil the […]

All Our Money Goes On Books!

Well, here we are again, another book haul post. A little insight into what some people in publishing (or should I say: some people who already have LOTS to read) spend their money on.   Ever since reading THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnely, (coming in October!), I’ve wanted more of her brilliant writing so […]

Ask an Editor!

Last week we asked you to submit your questions for Naomi Colthurst, our Junior Editor. Here’s what you asked:   @HotKeyBooks When interviewing candidates for an entry level editor job, what previous experience/skills/qualifications are you looking for? — Hattie Quinlan (@HattieQuinlan) February 18, 2015   Mostly enthusiasm! People like to hear about books you’ve read […]

A Fond Farewell

About three years ago, I wrote the very first Hello World blog post from Hot Key Books: Shortly thereafter, we started the Dear Auntie Hot Key feature, bringing an unfortunate amount of seekers of hot aunties to our blog. Our first guest post was from the fabulous Dawn O’Porter asking about notes people passed in class to include […]

Hot Key Book Club: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

This month I was the lucky chosen one who gets to pick the Hot Key Book Club book and I thought I’d pick something that seems to have everyone talking at the moment, Paula Hawkins’ THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. I love a crime novel anyway, anything that’s a fast-paced slightly creepy thriller and I’m sold […]


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