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 […]

Hot Key Books snaps up prequel to TikTok sensation We Were Liars

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has snapped up a prequel to #1 New York Times bestseller and TikTok sensation We Were Liars by E Lockhart.  Executive publisher, Emma Matthewson, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada and ANZ and including Ireland, Singapore, South Africa and India, from Jocelyn Lange, International Rights Director, Random House Children’s Books US.   Bonnier Books UK has sold more than 600,000 copies* of We Were Liars through […]

Hot Key Books acquires stunning illustrated verse novel from Jion Sheibani

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired The Silver Chain by Jion Sheibani, an uplifting coming-of-age verse novel about family, mental health, and the healing power of music. Jenny Jacoby, Editor, acquired English language rights for the UK and Commonwealth from Emily Talbot at United Agents. Publishing in hardback in April […]

The making of an audiobook: STAGS 4: TIGERS

TIGERS, the penultimate instalment of the barnstorming STAGS saga, showcases a series truly baring its teeth. M.A. Bennett returns with a globe-trotting tale that takes us from the shadowy halls of St. Aidan the Great to the sun-battered streets of Rajasthan. Part-mystery, part-love story, and unflinching in its critique of the legacy of British colonialism; […]

Hot Key Books to publish full Enola Holmes series

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, is thrilled to be publishing five further adventures in the series by Nancy Springer. Following the publication of Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess in October 2020 to tie in with the highly successful film starring Millie Bobbie Brown, Hot Key Books have acquired […]

Hot Key Books acquires YA trilogy City of Nightmares by debut novelist Holly Race

Hot Key Books, part of Bonnier Zaffre, has acquired high-concept YA trilogy City of Nightmares, by debut novelist and Faber Academy graduate Holly Race. Georgia Murray, Commissioning Editor at Bonnier Zaffre, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights including eBook and audio from Simon Trewin and Anna Dixon in the London office of WME. City of Nightmares (working title) is […]

Hot Key Books acquires “brave and hopeful” debut about a life-saving friendship

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Zaffre, has acquired a “brave and hopeful” YA debut celebrating strength, survival and the life-saving power of friendship, by rising star Yasmin Rahman. Against fierce competition from other publishers, Emma Matthewson, Publishing Director, Bonnier Zaffre, acquired world rights – including eBook and audio – from Hellie Ogden at […]