Events Archive

Through the Keyhole: September

September is usually a pretty bumper month for publishing and this one is no exception! From future prize contenders to ground breaking non-fiction and sparkling debuts there really is something for everyone with Hot Key in September – and lots of events to keep you busy! But of course, don’t forget that first, at the […]

Maureen Johnson in the UK!

People of the internet – pay attention! The one and only Maureen Johnson, Queen of Teen 2012-2014, is bringing her awkward stare to our green land once again. As she is appearing at the Edinburgh Festival we thought it would only be fair to let the rest of the country in on the action. We’ve […]

Hot Key at Summer in the City

This year, for the first time ever, a book publisher is going to be at the event of the summer, yep Hot Key Books are going to SUMMER IN THE CITY! I (and most of the team) am slightly older and a bit less familiar with loom bands than the usual SitC crowd but that doesn’t mean we’re […]

All hail… Queen James!

On Friday 11th July, we dusted off our pink frocks and hopped down to the train station to take a trip to Godalming for the one and only QUEEN OF TEEN AWARDS CEREMONY! The Queen of Teen is a really fun award for teen and YA authors run by The Book People, and it’s quite […]

Through the Keyhole: August

It’s time to peek ahead through the keyhole and take a look at the fun events coming up in August! We’re very excited that for the first time this year we’ll be taking a trip to Summer in the City at Alexandra Palace – a huge event dedicated to YouTube Bloggers. It takes place on […]

The Booktrust Best Book Awards ceremony

This time last week, it was time for us to bundle into a taxi and head on down to the Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle. We were very excited as we had two shortlisted books, The Great Galloon by Tom Banks and The Jade Boy by Cate Cain from the Templar Fiction list. […]

Say Their Name

Today we’ve got a guest post from Hot Key author, James Dawson (with two very special guest appearances!) Hello dear readers, The Hot Key team asked me to write a short blog to keep you up to date with everything that’s going on with me. Yes, ME. Let’s start with Say Her Name. Two weeks […]

Through the Keyhole: July YALC takeover!

Welcome readers to *adopts Lloyd Grossman voice* throoooough the keyhole! July is a very exciting month because it will see the first ever Young Adult Literature Convention take place at Earl’s Court and this is A Very Big Deal. Whilst the USA has had events like this for a few years, there’s never been anything […]

Hot Key at Hay Festival

Like it says on the sign, Hay-on-Wye is a town of books – so it made the perfect location as this weekend, team Hot Key decamped to Hay Festival, battling wind, rain and mud to bring some dazzling literary events to the children at the festival. As ever there were epic journeys (Friday afternoon traffic […]

On tour with Maureen Johnson

A month ago we dusted off our manners, polished our tiaras and rolled out the red carpet ready for your reigning Queen of Teen, Maureen Johnson’s Royal Tour. We worked your Queen hard and visited six cities in five days (Newcastle! Leeds! Manchester! Birmingham! Cheltenham! London!) and it was great to see so many loyal […]

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