Book and publishing industry blog - Hodder & Stoughton


  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 5 Things I Learned at Hodder 05 February, 2015

    My two weeks work experience placement by Bryony Goodwin

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Things we love most about our new home 22 April, 2015

    Things are very different over here at Hodder HQ, as we settle into our new home at Blackfriars. We spent most of last week exploring all the nooks and crannies, sampling the food from our new 6th floor cafe, basking in the sun on the roof terrace... and doing a lot of important work too of course. Now that we've had time to reflect, we'd love to share some of our favourite things about Carmelite House.

  • By Editor Maddy Price 5 reasons you should read My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me 06 May, 2015

    My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by Jennifer Teege is the extraordinary and moving memoir of a woman who learns that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the brutal Nazi commandant depicted in the film Schindler's List. Here are five reasons why you need to read her mesmerising story.

  • I could have ended up selling pants for a living 20 May, 2015

    By Jessica Killingley, Marketing Director at Hodder & Stoughton

  • Our favourite father moments in fiction 15 June, 2015

    There are some truly fantastic father characters in our favourite books - some wonderfully warm and others mean and heartless, but all great characters that stay with us long after the story is over. In celebration of Father's Day, here are some remembered.

  • by Howard Sounes Amy Winehouse, and the 27 Club 07 July, 2015

    Four years ago this summer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her London home. She died alone, of alcohol poisoning, surrounded by vodka bottles, aged 27.

  • 7 DIY bookshelf ideas 22 July, 2015

    The pride and joy of any bookish person is their book collection. Whether a few books lovingly stacked on a single shelf or a hoard of books piled on top of each other constantly poised to topple over, books are objects that can add character to any room. There are, however, more interesting ways to display your collection than picking up that £11 bookshelf from IKEA and they’re far easier than you might expect.

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