Hot Key buys debut trilogy

Hot Key buys debut trilogy

Hot Key Books has bought a trilogy by a debut novelist for a "strong advance", with the three books focusing on a young boy whose life changes when his virtual-reality prowess is discovered.

Managing director Sarah Odedina bought UK and Commonwealth rights to The Insignia Trilogy by S J Kincaid from HarperCollins US, with plans to publish book one in August 2012, a month after the US release.

Odedina said: "We are delighted to be publishing this thrilling trilogy - a virtual and very real roller coaster ride of action and technology with a substantial and very likeable protagonist at its heart. The Insignia Trilogy brilliantly showcases Hot Key Book's diverse and widely appealing list and book one will publish in August 2012, all microchips firmly installed!"