Face Palm Web Design

I am really proud of the Hot Key Books website. My old buddy Sarah Benton and I led the build of it when Hot Key first launched in 2012 and isn’t it pretty? One of my favourite features is the book sorter, where you can sort all our

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September Book Club Pick: HOLES

It’s autumn, summer is over, school is back and everyone is sad. Except me, I’m not sad at all, in fact I’m really excited because this month it’s my turn to pick a book to discuss in the next Book Club! We’ve looked at a few books

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August Book Club Discussion: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

This month I picked A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING by Eimear McBride for the Hot Key Book Club. To hear what we thought about the book, watch the review below (featuring Monique, Mina and myself). Reading A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING was a very interesting

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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

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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

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Designing Terror Kid

Today we’re publishing Benjamin Zephaniah’s TERROR KID, his first novel in seven years. Here our Art Director Jet shares the process behind creating the stark and striking cover. The Terror Kid brief suggested a riot scene with a fire and possibly the antagonist lurking in the background.

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Behind The Boy With the Tiger’s Heart

Today’s blog is by Linda Coggin, author of THE BOY WITH THE TIGER’S HEART.Hot Key have asked me to write a blog about THE BOY WITH THE TIGER’S HEART. When I write my own blog I rely heavily on pictures of fluffy chicks and the antics of

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Through The Keyhole: September part 2!

In my last post I had TOO MANY EVENTS to shout about for one blog post, so here we are back to the exciting books and events coming for you in September… Don’t forget you can hear about the books out this month in depth in our

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Young Writers Prize Voting Round!

The deadline to enter the 2014 Young Writers Prize in collaboration with Wattpad passed last week and that means it’s time to vote. Over the last weeks we’ve gathered over 27,000 followers and about 400 entries! We need your help to find the best stories and if

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Coming Soon: Our September Titles

Want to know what we’re publishing in September? Cait (@CaitDavies) is here to talk you through our September titles! Find out more about our September titles, read a letter from the editor and buy the books: The Boy With the Tiger’s Heart by Linda Coggin Land by

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