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A Special Edition

Usually book cover designers only get to choose one or two cover effects and the majority of the time it will be one of the more reliable, affordable and impactful finishes such as a spot varnish, emboss, foil stamp or if the artwork is more ‘arty’ or literary, perhaps a…

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My first comic festival – not scary at all!

We know you’ll all be eager to see the video of last night’s Women in Digital Publishing event which will up very soon. But whilst you’re waiting, here’s something completely different! As you know we are really keen on graphic fiction here at Hot Key and delighted that an illustrated…

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Carnegie Challenge – Under 24 hours to go…

…and, with only the slight cheat of putting two books in one post, WE’VE DONE IT! So here we have Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans and  Everybody Jam by Ali Lewis You know how this works – let us know what you think of the books in the comments…

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Hot Key Carnegie Challenge Book 4: My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

Whilst we pour over our wonderful Young Writers Prize entries (So impressed! Keep ’em coming…) we can consider what literary heights the winners might climb. The Carnegie Prize is one of the most well-renowned and respected of them all, which brings us back to our challenge! Since our last challenge we…

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Hot Key Carnegie Challenge Book 3: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Our reading challenge has been slightly delayed by London Book Fair but we remain dedicated to the cause! We WILL read the eight books before the winner is announced in June… Over the last few weeks we’ve been reading Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys: The blurb goes: Lina…

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Hot Key Carnegie Challenge Book 2: Trash by Andy Mulligan

Last week’s book on our Hot Key Carnegie Reading Challenge, A Monster Calls sparked a great discussion – please add your comments here if you haven’t already! We have until 14th June (when the winner is announced) to read the list and poll on our winning book. Next up is…

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Reasons to Eat More Chocolate

Not that we need any. It’s a 4 day weekend, and what are you going to do with it?  We’ve got our Carnegie challenge and a pile of submissions from Bologna to read through, so that’s us pretty much sorted. If you’re not joining in the challenge (and why not?)…

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Hot Key Carnegie Challenge – Book 1: A Monster Calls

Last week we made a pact that we would read and discuss the Carnegie Shortlist here at Hot Key and today is the start of our first discussion. We’d love you to join in too! We decided to start with Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls – mainly as it had…

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Hot Key Carnegie Reading Challenge

A big day for many authors and illustrators today – the shortlists for the Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Award were announced. Cue lots of congratulations all round and happy authors and publishers. There are some absolutely fantastic books on the shortlists this year. At Hot Key obviously we don’t…

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