Team Hot Key Archive

All Our Money Goes on Doctor Who Merchandise

  Nah, only joking. It goes on books. Although there is an office dalek.   So here’s our haul from the past month.  It can be used as a form of recommendation, or a discussion point, or something for you to judge us on and berate us for.   ‘I saw a mention of THE […]

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 our money goes on books

And cake, to be fair.  Books and cake. So here are our latest purchases, hopefully they will be of interest and possibly inspiration.  Let us know what you’ve bought recently and we can nick your reading ideas.  My latest is THE FIRST BOHEMIANS: LIFE AND ART IN LONDON’S GOLDEN AGE by Vic Gatrell.  It’s a […]

Meet Asmaa!

Well hello there! I’m the new intern/ everything-sort-of trainee. I’ve been here for just over a week now and it still feels slightly surreal! See I’m from Birmingham and moved down to London for this awesome opportunity. So it’s still sinking in that I’m in London doing an internship in PUBLISHING! I graduated from Aston […]

New People – Welcome Jen Green

We’re so thrilled to welcome Jen Green to the Hot Key, Piccadilly and Templar fiction SPAM team! Her first day was yesterday. If you haven’t already said hello, you can here or on Twitter @jenlv.  It took me three years to stuff a desk so entirely full of books and notepads and post-its and to-do […]

Welcome Matilda!

So many of you have already helped us to welcome a new member of the editorial team, Matilda Johnson, on Twitter, but there is one personal endorsement we’ve saved for today, her first day on the job. Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent […]

All Our Money Goes to Books

You know the drill! Every month we tell you which books we’ve bought recently, so maybe you can get some inspiration (and of course we always love to hear your suggestions too!) I was recently lent THE PSYCHOPATH TEST by Jon Ronsom to read (I’ll get that back to you, Cait!). But know how I […]

Day One in the Hot Key House… – Introducing Rosi

Heading to bed on Monday night after a weekend of lie-ins and Easter egg breakfasts, it was time to prepare myself for my first day in my BIG. NEW. JOB. Having already met most of the team I knew there wasn’t much to be nervous about as I would be very well looked after. The […]

“Nothing in life is built on concrete…”

This a quote from Sally Gardner, one that certainly put more than a lump in my throat when I told her the news, that, I will sadly be leaving Hot Key Books in the middle of April. It has been a very difficult decision I can tell you, but time has come to move on […]

Chocolate Box Mail-out

It’s time for another proof mail-out! Last time we sent out our proofs in pizza boxes and this time we picked another food theme! We worked all week to pack these chocolate boxes with delicious books and a custom made chocolate menu. The books were sent out to a selection of Indies and Waterstones up […]


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