Mon, 20/05/2013 - 14:41
If last year’s erotica boom has taught the publishing industry anything it is that the old cliché is true—sex really does sell. Something that publishers will be hoping stays true for this year too, with New Adult the latest sexy genre getting publishers excited.
So, what is New Adult? Well it is often billed as...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 11:30
Hot Key Books has signed Finnish author Salla Simukka's Snow White Trilogy, bringing the sales total up to 15 territories.
Publisher Emily Thomas signed UK rights to the trilogy from Elina Ahlbäck at Elina Ahlbäck Literary Agency.
Thomas said: "Discovering these fantastically crafted novels by the very...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 11:28
Hot Key Books has acquired a sequel to Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy, which won the Booktrust Teenage Prize in 2004.
Editor-at-large Emma Matthewson bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Sophie Hicks at Ed Victor in the new novel, Finding Jennifer Jones.
Publication will coincide with the 10th anniversary...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 11:27
Hot Key Books has acquired three new properties ahead of Bologna Book Fair, snapping up a space adventure series, a futuristic fantasy debut novel and two more books in YA horror crime series The Vengence Club.
Editorial director Sara O'Connor bought world rights in The Garbage Men From Outer Space by debut author and...
Mon, 28/01/2013 - 08:45
Bonnier Publishing is launching a new non-fiction UK trade list, Red Lemon Press, publishing books for adults and children.
The list will launch this autumn, with Martina Challis as publisher. Challis is also publisher of non-fiction Bonnier imprint Weldon Owen, which focuses on reissuing backlist titles; all new non-fiction titles...
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:52
Hot Key Books is publishing Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner with a new adult-focused jacket, to be released on 31st January.
The title won the 2012 Costa Children's Book Award, and is therefore in the running to win the overall prize, the Costa Book of the Year, which will be announced on 29th January.
Hot Key Books...
Tue, 11/12/2012 - 12:19
Hot Key Books has launched a free interactive writing project, "Fleur Hitchcock's Story Adventure", which is aimed at children aged 7-11 years, to help author Hitchcock write the sequel to her novel SHRUNK!
The project will run between 21st January and 13th May 2013, and will be hosted on a secure site through...
Fri, 19/10/2012 - 09:43
Hot Key Books has acquired three debuts.
Natalie Whipple's Transparent follows an invisible girl born into a gangster family in a world where everyone has a superpower. The publisher bought UK and Commonwealth rights at auction through Ginger Clark (originally on behalf of Anna Webman) at Curtis Brown US, and Hot Key will...
Thu, 11/10/2012 - 11:44
Hot Key Books has bought three books from Observatory Mansions-author Edward Carey, his first books for the YA/crossover market.
Editorial director Sara O'Connor bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the Iremonger Trilogy (Heap House, Filching and Lungdon), with plans to publish the first title in September 2013...
Fri, 05/10/2012 - 10:40
Hot Key Books publisher Emily Thomas has bought two books by 22-year-old debut author Natasha Footman, including YA fantasy novel, The Elites, tipped as one of the hot books of Frankfurt in The Bookseller’s round-up.
Thomas acquired UK and Commonwealth rights through Nicola Barr at Greene & Heaton, and...