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  • What's your 'book story'? 28 June, 2016

    As a book lover you no doubt have at least one battered edition of an old favourite book that you've read a few times over, and maybe there's even a story behind that particular copy. The marketing team at Hodder certainly do, and they have shared some of their 'book stories'.

  • by Sceptre Publishing Director, Carole Welch Time is precious. Read wisely. 15 June, 2016

    Sceptre has been publishing the finest fiction and non-fiction from around the world for 30 years! We asked Publishing Director Carole Welch to tell us a bit about Sceptre's astonishing achievements over the years.

  • Books for all types of Dad Is your Father's Day gift sorted? 23 May, 2016

    Books are a great go-to gift if you’re not sure what your dad might like for Father’s Day because there’s an infinite breadth of choice. But what is the right book for your dad? We asked the Hodder marketing team what books they would give to their dads (because of course we give books). Maybe you recognise your dad as one of these types?

  • By Drummond Moir The birth of a book: From brain to binding 06 May, 2016

    Here at Hodder HQ we sometimes forget that you book lovers don't necessarily know the quite substantial ins and outs of the publishing process. The life cycle of a book, both physical and digital, really is a labour of love for all involved. We asked our very own Associate Publisher Drummond Moir to give you a run down (significantly truncated of course) of the highlights.

  • 10 Reasons why you should read Everyone Brave is Forgiven 19 April, 2016

    Just in case you weren't excited enough already.

  • Try a recipe from Calgary Avansino's new book Keep it real this Easter 17 March, 2016

    Easter is a time for sweet treats, but what about sweet 'healthy' treats? There are plenty in Calgary Avansino's new book, Keep it Real and here's a small taster – why not try it out over the holidays?

  • By Bridie Wilkinson The beautiful books of Hodder 01 March, 2016

    There are many perks to working in a design department. Mainly, I spend a lot of my time looking at really beautiful things. While my co-workers aren't a bad looking bunch, the beauty mainly comes from the covers that our designers create every month.

  • Gift Ideas for Your Bookish Valentine 11 February, 2016

    Yes, January really has been and gone already! And as all things heart-shaped begin to appear in shop windows, St Valentine’s Day is steadily creeping up on us. If you haven’t managed to brave the shops yet, never fear. We have generously taken it upon ourselves to give you a little help in finding the perfect gift for the one in your life who might love you as much as they love books (but probably not).

  • By Ashleigh James From page to screen in 2016 03 February, 2016

    2016 offers a rich influx of literary adaptations for the big screen, presenting us with the age-old dilemma of whether to read the book first . . . However, judgement will not be passed if you dive straight into the film adaptation of some of these – 2016’s collection of corkers are too good to miss.

  • Try our pub quiz literature round! So you think you're a book nerd? 12 January, 2016

    For those of us who aren’t doing Dry January, and are mourning the loss of the Christmas festive period with a pint or five in the pub – why not liven things up with a pub quiz round all about the subject closest to our hearts? (That’s books by the way.)

  • How many have you read? Our 12 Books of Christmas 10 December, 2015

    Christmas is getting so close we can almost taste the mince pies and eggnog. Presents are being wrapped, trees adorned with sparkly things of various shapes and sizes and the Christmas jumpers are out in force. But what of our beloved bookshelves at this time of year? In all the chaos of Christmas planning, attention must still be paid. So the Hodder team have resorted to making up some silly rhyming jingles about our favourite books (of course).

  • If I was your Secret Santa . . . 30 November, 2015

    Hands up who’s doing a Secret Santa this year? Isn’t it awkward when you get someone who you really can’t think of a good gift for? Being the bookish folk that we are we’ve all started daydreaming about what we’d get some of our favourite literary characters if we were their Secret Santa.

  • The History of Christmas 12 November, 2015

    As the song says: ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.’ Except it’s not is it? We’re into what feels like week 38 of Christmas fever and everywhere is covered in tinsel, glitter and reindeer. It’s like this already and it’s still only the middle of November. Let me say that again: the middle of November. Every year Christmas seems to get earlier and earlier and the constant reminders to buy presents become more and more tiresome. Well we’re taking a stand!


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