Top Ten Tuesday: Things in Books You Wish Were Real

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is by Rhianna, who was our intern last month. When I get sucked into the reading wormhole (which is always), I forget that I can’t accio my phone to my hand, and then get rather annoyed that I have to actually walk over

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AWE OF MERCURY – How it came to be, and very nearly didn’t.

Today’s blog post is by Elon Dann, author of AWE OF MERCURY (the sequel to CLOCKWISE TO TITAN) which is out today! Everyone who read CLOCKWISE TO TITAN said it felt like there should be a sequel, although that had never been my intention when writing. I

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Independent Booksellers Week BOOKSHOP CRAWL

We all know about pub crawls, but you know what would make them a lot better? Books! This week it is Independent Booksellers week and to support the Indies there is a Bookshop Crawl tomorrow on the 5th. The instructions are simple: visit as many independent bookshops

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Out Now! Our July Titles.

Today is publication day! And Rosi (@BookEating_Girl) is here to talk you through all our wonderful July titles. Find out more about our July titles, read a letter from the editor and buy the books: JUMBLECAT by Archie Kimpton SCARLET FEVER by Maureen Johnson BOY KILLS MAN

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Hot Key Book Club July Pick: THE HUMANS

It’s time for this month’s Hot Key Book Club pick, and I have chosen… THE HUMANS by the wonderful Matt Haig! I read this book when I was working at Booktrust and Matt was their online writer-in-residence and I completely loved it – it’s so many things

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June Book Club Discussion: WIDE SARGASSO SEA

This month we picked WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys as our June book for the Hot Key Book Club. To find out what we thought, watch the video below (featuring Monique, Livs, Sanne and Sarah Odedina). The prequel to Charlotte Bronte’s literary classic, JANE EYRE, author

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Ask a Publisher via SCBWI-BI

Today the wonderful Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators – British Isles – continue the amazing Ask a Publisher podcast series, where they visit loads of exciting UK childrens’s publishers and ask all sorts of fascinating questions. Today, our own Sarah Odedina is interviewed. It’s 20

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Young Writers Prize 2014 in collaboration with Wattpad

Are you ready for this year’s Young Writers Prize? For the 2014 Young Writers Prize we have teamed up with Wattpad! If you are an unagented, unpublished writer aged 18 to 25, who writes novels for teens, then this is for you. This year will be the

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Writing Advice from YOU: Writing Prompts

Writing can be hard, and we know sometimes all you need is a prompt (or a picture of a cat) to help you. On this edition of Writing Advice from YOU, we got you both! Writers! Do you use anything (books, websites, etc) for writing prompts? Send

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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.

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