The editors at Hot Key Books and Piccadilly Press will now acquire titles across both lists, as the two Bonnier-owned companies move to work more closely together.
Piccadilly Press moved to the same Clerkenwell London office as Hot Key earlier this year and from now on Emma Matthewson, editor at large at Hot Key, Brenda Gardner, publisher of Piccadilly, Tilda Johnson, senior editor at Piccadilly and Naomi Colthurst, editor at Hot Key, will acquire books for both lists.
Piccadilly back covers will feature a “piccadilly pyramid” reflecting the themes within the book, mirroring the Hot Key “key Rings”, from now on.
Piccadilly has also revealed its acquisitions for 2015, which Gardner said will “demonstrate a solidly commercial and family-friendly future in balance with Hot Key’s edgier titles.”
Next year Piccadilly will publish The Jam Doughnut that Ruined My Life by Mark Lowery, who was nominated for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-nominated Pants Are Everything (Scholastic) in 2013, and a book from Robin Etherington, one half of comic creating duo the Etherington Brothers.
Also in the line-up is a series from Rachel Lefever, entitled Jim Reaper, and a new novel, Wild Song, by Scottish author Janis McKay. Author Jo Cotterill is joining the list with The Library of Lemons.