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

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Read in 1 Day

Sometimes a book just grabs you and refuses to let go. For this Top Ten Tuesday we’ve compiled a list of books that we finished in one day. They all vary in page count, but they have one thing in common: we couldn’t put them down! Actually,

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Social Media, Blogging and the Publishing Industry.

Recently we were interviewed by Aisling, who is writing her MA dissertation about social media and the publishing industry. Of course we asked her to share some of her findings with us in a blog post! What makes a good book blog or vlog? This is a

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August Book Club Pick: A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

This month it’s finally my turn to pick a book for the Book Club! I went on a short holiday to the Peak District last week and in a small, adorable bookshop in Bakewell I picked up a copy of A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING. I’ve

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July Book Club Discussion: THE HUMANS

This month I picked THE HUMANS by Matt Haig as the July book for the Hot Key Book Club. To find out what we thought, watch the video below (featuring Rosi, Emma and Jenny). THE HUMANS by Matt Haig follows a mathematics professor who, unknown to his

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We Were Liars on the Underground

Yesterday we released 200 copies of WE WERE LIARS on the London Underground with the fantastic @BooksUndergrnd. We got up SUPER early in order to find some empty seats to leave books on and this was the result: We’ve been out west delivering #WeWereLiars to London’s commuters

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The Rights of the Reader

When I was a child I was not a keen reader. But as I became a teenager my interest grew, and by the time I left school I could safely be described as an avid reader.  I had to leave school to love reading.  I, like so

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Reading Music #1 – WE WERE LIARS

Sometimes it’s a certain scent, sometimes it’s the exact spot you were sitting, sometimes it’s a phrase. They’re all triggers that take you straight back to how you felt when you read THAT book. The one that you just couldn’t stop thinking about while you were reading

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From the Drawing Table

This month we in the Design Dept are busy busy getting covers ready for our autumn deadlines, so here is a sneak peek of some titles we’ll release over the coming months. As you can see This Old Thing has inspired us to publish more DIY: Make-up,

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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

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