Team Hot Key Archive


It’s hard to believe it’s been three years already, but the time has come for me, the in-house graphic designer (and sometimes illustrator), to leave Hot Key. It hasn’t been an easy decision – where else would I get to work on such a varied and different list? I’ve been putting illustrated fiction together one […]

Top Ten Tuesdays: Reading Resolutions

Hello and a very happy New Year from all of us at Hot Key! And yes, it is January, so yes, you are getting the inevitable blog post about New Year’s Resolutions. I’m the type that sets grand, hugely-idealistic resolutions and breaks them all by the 3rd January, but this year the clean slate that January offers […]

The Weekly Vlog #4

This week we filmed a livestream featuring some of our favourite YouTubers and a certain E. Lockhart. We discussed dragons, liars and libraries. If you missed it you can catch up with the whole thing here: We also received a lovely gift and we’ve been opening doors all over London to discover books that we’re […]

At the Editor’s Desk

Hello. This is me, editor at my desk, big coffee in hand. For my From the Editor’s Desk blog post I’ve prepared a tour of my desk, as an insight into something of an editor’s workday. So, first off there is email. And coffee. This is a usual pose for first thing in the morning. Then I’ll move on […]

Meet Alex!

I’m so excited to be starting my time at the wonderful Hot Key! As a previous children’s bookseller I have watched Hot Key flourish from day one and cheered them on all the way. I was that slightly nutty Waterstones bookseller badgering you to buy MAGGOT MOON and INSIGNIA. I succeeded 9 times out of […]

What exactly do I do?

After a month or so of interning at Hot Key HQ (catch up here), I think it’s time to tackle the question that is on everyone lips (!) . . . what exactly do I do? Well let’s break it down with some snazzy maths* *Numbers are subject to change, or not match . . […]

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 […]


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