About Hot Key Books
Hot Key Books is a division of Bonnier Publishing, publishing books for 9 – 19 year olds. We started publishing in 2012.
We publish stand out, quality fiction that people like to talk about.
Many of us come from a background of traditional publishing, looking to do things a little differently, focusing on top-notch author care and actually talking to readers who love books just as much as we do.
Who Are Hot Key?
A Good Publisher Gives You
A happy feeling
Edits, works closely with authors
Starts the process
Concepts the cover
Commissions the cover
Typography, inside & out
Makes it look good
Deals with special effects
Manages scheduling and logistics
Makes it real
Involved in acquiring
Builds list of pre-readers (bloggers/media)
Commissions promotional materials
Books events, especially festivals
Spreads the word
Works with retailers
Gets books into store
All around the world
Puts it where readers can get it
Pulls together all the costs
Keeps us all in line
Not a separate department
Infused into everything
Blurs the lines between all the departments
The saviour of (some) publishers
Thinking about submitting? Great! First, make sure your manuscript is amazing. Then, send it in full to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a full synopsis too! We don’t mind what format files are sent to us in (although we prefer Word and PDF) but please note that we only accept electronic submissions. We will always try to get back to you within three months.