Hot Key Books steps up to the mic with hot new talent Nathanael Lessore

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, battled it out in a highly contested four-way auction to acquire two contemporary teen novels from exciting new talent Nathanael Lessore. Ella Whiddett, editor, and Ruth Bennett, senior commissioning editor, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Clare Wallace at Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency. Steady For […]

Dee Benson finds a home for Lara Bloom at Hot Key Books

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired two hilarious, contemporary teen novels: Glow Up, Lara Bloom and its sequel by debut author, Dee Benson. Senior Commissioning Editor, Ruth Bennett, acquired world English language rights from Hannah Sheppard at D H H Literary Agency. Funny and heartwarming, Glow up, Lara Bloom follows […]

YA fantasy superstar Holly Black returns with The Stolen Heir

Hot Key Books, the leading young adult imprint of Bonnier Books UK, is to publish a new duology from international bestselling author Holly Black. The deal was completed with Heather Baror-Shapiro of Baror International for exclusive English language rights for the United Kingdom and Commonwealth including ANZ and non-exclusively throughout the rest of the world, […]

Hot Key Books acquires Arthurian inspired horror from Rachel Burge

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired Waking the Witch by Rachel Burge. World rights were secured by Maurice Lyon, senior commissioning editor at Hot Key Books, from Amber Caraveo at Skylark Literary Agency. Waking the Witch is an atmospheric and thrilling contemporary YA novel infused with magic and horror, based […]

Hot Key Books sinks its teeth into teen comedy series from Jo Simmons

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired a hilarious teen trilogy by Jo Simmons. Georgia Murray, commissioning editor, acquired world and audio rights from Helen Boyle at Pickled Ink. Geek Girl meets Buffy; The Reluctant Vampire Queen tells the story of Mo Merrydrew who, after being told she is ‘the Chosen […]

Hot Key Books acquires ‘high-octane’ Wilbur Smith teen trilogy

Hot Key Books, the acclaimed teen and young adult imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired Prey Zone, a new trilogy from the legendary Wilbur Smith and co-authors Keith Chapman and Steve Cole. Hot Key Books acquired world rights to the exceptional new series from Kevin Conroy Scott at Tibor Jones, heralding a major new […]

Hot Key Books acquires ‘stunning’ fantasy duology from Corr sisters

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired a new duology from sister writing duo Katharine and Elizabeth Corr. World rights were acquired by Emma Matthewson, Executive Publisher, and Carla Hutchinson, Editor, from Claire Wilson at Rogers, Coleridge and White Ltd. The House of Shadows duology, set in an alternative Ancient Greece, […]

Bonnier Books UK snaps up two new titles from Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill

Piccadilly Press and Hot Key Books, imprints of Bonnier Books UK, have acquired two new titles from celebrated Newbery Medal-winner Kelly Barnhill. Georgia Murray, Commissioning Editor, acquired The Ogress and the Orphans from Kendra Poster at Algonquin Books, and When Women Were Dragons from Peggy Boulos Smith and Alessandra Birch at Writers House, New York. […]

Hot Key Books secures candid guide to sex and relationships for teenagers

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired a fresh, frank guide to sex, relationships and bodies for teenagers from journalist and sex-education advocate Milly Evans. Commissioning Editor Georgia Murray acquired world rights from Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax Moreton. Written by 21-year-old sex-education advocate and journalist Milly Evans, HONEST: Everything They […]