Book and publishing industry blog - Hodder & Stoughton


  • Spotlight on Hodderscape: Hodder's SFF community 16 April, 2015

    Hodderscape is where Hodder & Stoughton’s resident geeks hang out and chat about our science fiction, fantasy and horror books.

  • April Fool! Greatest plot twists in literature 01 April, 2015

    It’s April Fools’ Day, and one of the greatest forms of practical jokes is, in our opinion, the plot twist.

  • 8 literary places to visit in the Easter holidays 26 March, 2015

    What ARE we all going to do with those extra couple of days’ holiday (or more!) around Easter?

  • 5 myths about publishing 20 March, 2015

    We asked our Editorial Director, Drummond Moir, to quash some common beliefs about publishing that simply aren't true.

  • What if these famous fictional mothers had phones? 10 March, 2015

    What would happen to the dynamics of the mother-child relationships of some of our favourite fictional characters if they were introduced to the modern age of mobile phones?

  • Fictional women with real superpowers 05 March, 2015

    It's International Women's Day on Sunday, and we've been thinking about some of the female characters in our favourite works of fiction. Stand aside you damsels in distress; here are some gals with real superpowers.

  • A day in the life of an editorial assistant 26 February, 2015

    Abby Parsons is an editorial assistant for the Hodder Fiction team, and has been for six months now. We think she's just about qualified enough to tell you about a typical day in the life of an editorial assistant.

  • What Libraries Mean to Us 17 February, 2015

    Obviously here at Hodder Towers we all love books, but recently we've realised there are some touching stories behind the origins of our bibliophilia that all lead back to libraries.

  • 16 Hilarious Dating Profiles of Famous Fictional Characters 09 February, 2015

    Find out how this motley crew of fictional characters would get on in the world of internet dating.

  • 5 Things I Learned at Hodder 05 February, 2015

    My two weeks work experience placement by Bryony Goodwin

  • Thrillingly Good Books from Criminally Good Writers 27 January, 2015

    Head of Fiction Marketing for Hodder & Stoughton, Lucy Upton, introduces the new community for fans of crime and thriller fiction.

  • 10 Books to Boost Your Burns' Night 23 January, 2015

    Celebrating Burns' Night on Sunday? We've got some very Scottish-flavoured book recommendations to accompany your haggis, neeps and tatties.

  • 7 Creative Ways to Organise Your Bookshelves 15 January, 2015

    See if some of these ideas inspire you to get creative with your books.

  • Our New Year Reading Resolutions 09 January, 2015

    Have you made any New Year reading resolutions? Find out about some of our team's reading challenges for 2015 and see if we can inspire you.

  • Julie Corbin on losing someone close and her new book NOW THAT YOU'RE GONE. 10 June, 2014

    Author Julie Corbin explores sibling relationships and our mechanisms for coping with loss in her fourth novel NOW THAT YOU'RE GONE . . .

  • Sarah Vaughan The Art of Being Published 22 November, 2013

    Debut author Sarah Vaughan on the encouragement of friends, the thrill of being published, and why she came to Hodder thirty years too late...

  • Writing Female Characters The View From The Other Side 08 October, 2013

    Author Jon Rance describes what it was like writing women for the first time.

  • The BREED author shares his thoughts... Chase Novak's Thoughts on Horror 12 September, 2013

    Mulholland author Chase Novak shares his favourite horror novels and films to celebrate the paperback publication of BREED.

  • Jon Rance on his book HAPPY ENDINGS Are You Happy? 07 August, 2013

  • Belinda Seaward on Wartime Poland 28 June, 2013

    Belinda Seaward discusses her latest novel and the horrors of wartime Poland whilst wondering exactly how much of the truth her readers can take.