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MIND YOUR HEAD reveals mental health stats

87% of teenagers say they have experience some form of mental health issue Survey undertaken for teen mental health book MIND YOUR HEAD reveals shocking statistic   A survey undertaken by author Juno Dawson for her latest book MIND YOUR HEAD[1], reveals more shocking statistics on the unspoken problems caused by mental health issues in […]

New November Books!

We’ve got 3 new books for you this month! Curious? Watch the video below to find out more about them: ANIMAS: FLIGHT OF THE KING by C.R. Grey THE COLOUR OF DARKNESS by Ruth Hatfield LUNGDON by Edward Carey And as always, if you want a chance to get your hands on all 3, head […]

These Shallow Graves MURDER MYSTERY

Are you ready for THESE SHALLOW GRAVES? To celebrate that this fantastic historical YA novel by Jennifer Donnelly is coming out this week (the 27th October to be exact), we’re organising a digital Murder Mystery! Now we can hear you thinking… how does an online murder mystery work? Don’t worry, here are your instructions: On […]

Join the Revolution! | THE BIG LIE Launch

On Wednesday we travelled to Berkhamsted to celebrate the launch of THE BIG LIE by Julie Mayhew and here’s a recap of the party! Amazing venue decor at @JulieMayhew launch for #TheBigLie! pic.twitter.com/2vrsb5zwPR — raremediumwelldone (@weimingkam) August 26, 2015 Dress code? Slogan T-shirts and disobedient attire. Food? PRETZELS! A spirited launch for @JulieMayhew‘s #TheBigLie. I was told […]


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 […]

Meet E Lockhart on her EPIC ROADTRIP!

We are very pleased to be able to finally announce some times and locations for you to meet the AMAZING E Lockhart on her upcoming trip to the UK! As she’ll be promoting HOW TO BE BAD, a novel all about road trips, she will appropriately be taking a MASSIVE journey across the UK. A […]

E. Lockhart heads on a road trip for HOW TO BE BAD #LockhartRoadTrip

We are so excited to announce that E. Lockhart, the author of 2014’s smash hit YA novel WE WERE LIARS is set to visit the UK in July and will be hitting the road to promote the reissue of HOW TO BE BAD – a novel written alongside authors Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. The […]

Through the Keyhole: James Dawson on tour!

It’s that time again to let you know how you can meet a wicked-cool author out on the road! It’s not long until the dazzlingly pink and beautiful UNDER MY SKIN by James Dawson is released, and he will be out and about to speak to you all about his inspiration, his writing, and mostly to […]

Book Covers – Choosing Colours

We are delighted to reveal the cover for FOULSHAM, the second book in the incomparable IREMONGER TRILOGY by Edward Carey. (You don’t have to take our word for how good the series is. Just look at the quotes we get to put on the front cover!) But how does the Design Department choose a book’s colour […]

Christmas Sale!

Every year we’ve been alive, Hot Key Books has had a Christmas sale on our website. And this year is no exception! The marketers and editors at HKB HQ carefully handpick your ordered book from our shelves, lovingly wrap it for free and then serenade the packages with little Christmas tunes all the way to the […]


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