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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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One Ring to find them*

*’them’ being ‘books’ in this instance. So which bit of the book to do you look at to help you decide whether to read it?  Are you a jacket and back cover copy person?  Do you read the first few lines or pick a page randomly?   (Admittedly, when MUCH younger…

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Unveiling the Launch List

So, we have talked about various books on our launch list here and there, but the time has come to be able to share them ALL with you, in one place. Later today, Emily, our Publisher, will take you behind the scenes on how you go about putting a launch…

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Our first London Book Fair

It’s Hot Key’s first London Book Fair and we’ve got loads to shout about. We’ll be unveiling our sensational launch titles on Monday and announcing an exciting new project on Tuesday –  so stay tuned! We’ll also be negotiating rights deals, meeting people in the industry, presenting to the Children’s…

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE MOTHERLAND

Waiting for us today was a note. A message, from The Motherland. They are launching a rocket into space. They will be the first to land on the moon. But who can we trust a world where you can trust no-one? Who has the truth… and who hides it? In…

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The Other Side of Bologna

A small weekly round up. 1. Bologna is over! The news from the front has been hugely exciting and we’re so glad that our amazing titles are being well received. We are glad to have the HKB team back in full force at Northburgh House though! 2. We were all…

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Bologna: Here and There

Today in the office it’s very QUIET. (I’m using capitals to compensate for said quietness). The cupcakes in the kitchen are piling up. The kettle is FULL. It’s all very strange. However, as quiet  as is is here, we are all super excited – today marks our first ever Bologna…

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A day out for us, a day off for Clerkenwell

So today we went to Chichester (where Autumn and Bonnier are based in a gorgeous office in the countryside) for a Sales Conference.  We went through the nine launch titles (our entire schedule for 2012!) and had a great natter to the sales team (hello!). And, in true Hot Key…

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We have books!

A big day here at Hot Key – we FINALLY have books to fill our shelves. Our new, limited-edition, collectable proofs have arrived! Here is us staring at the big pile of boxes: And here they are all tidy and on the shelves above my desk! And here is the…

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Judge a book by its cover?

Let’s start with a scenario: you’re at the grocery store in front of the wall of tomato sauces. Which one do you think would be the most delicious? Before you read the ingredients or the nutritional information, you inevitably make a choice to pick up the jar that most appeals…

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Thank you!

A huge thank you to everyone who is helping us with our Week of Woo. There is more to come today, but we just wanted to give a special shout out to our two YouTube commenters. That is exactly what we’re after – unconditional love. Okay, not really. But we…

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Key Notes Issue 2 – heading out just as soon as the postman gets here!

Those of you who follow us on Twitter will know that yesterday was a proper mailing day as we franked, labelled and stuffed nearly 600 envelopes with Issue 2 of our newsletter… They now waiting patiently by the door for the postman to come and collect them (lucky man)- but if…

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A note on your notes, from Dawn

After the fantastic response to this post a few weeks ago, we have a note on your notes from Dawn Porter herself…So thank you all for taking part, and enjoy: Oh my goodness me these made me laugh so much. The ‘THIS IS A BOMB’ one really got me. I…

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Mailing, mailing, mailing…

If anyone ever tells you publishing is a glamorous industry filled with dinners, drinks and lunches, just show them this photo: This is far more representative of what it’s really like (in the SPAM team at least) – a lot of mailing (with a very occasional party). Yesterday, we franked…

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