Digital Innovations

While all our titles are available as straight ebooks along with the printed book, we are constantly innovating with special digital projects. Interested in using existing platforms, working with top talent and having fun while we do it, the Hot Key Books digital team is ahead of the game with enhancing ebooks, building communities and connecting with readers in exciting and meaningful ways.

This page shows off some of our successes.

BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED, INTERACTIVE EBOOKS

MAGGOT MOON by Sally Gardner

The multi-touch ebook edition of the Costa Prize-Cover of Maggot Moon by Sally GardnerWinning MAGGOT MOON by Sally Gardner – available exclusively in the iBookstore.

Built with iBooks Author and featuring dyslexia animations, exclusive video of the author and primary source material like Winston Churchill telegrams.

For more information visit maggotmoon.com

A WORLD BETWEEN US by Lydia Syson

Cover of A WORLD BETWEEN US by Lydia SysonThe multi-touch ebook edition of the Guardian Children’s Prize long-listed A WORLD BETWEEN US by Lydia Syson – available exclusively in the iBookstore. Built with iBooks Author and going in depth into the history of the Spanish Civil War with more primary source material maps, songs, photos and a moving interview with the last living British volunteer.

For more information and to read more about Lydia’s research visit LydiaSyson.com

EBOOK COMPANIONS

THE HISTORY BEHIND THE QUIETNESS

Cover of THE QUIETNESS by Allison RattleBuilt with iBooks Author, THE HISTORY BEHIND THE QUIETNESS ebook is an add-on to the sensational THE QUIETNESS by Alison Rattle, exploring the harsh realities of life for women and children in Victorian times, showcasing interviews with museum curators, newspaper articles from the time and research from police records in National Archives.

LIVE WRITING – THE STORY ADVENTURE!

Cover of SHRUNK! by Fleur HitchcockFrom December 2012 to May 2013, Fleur Hitchcock wrote the sequel to the Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week SHRUNK! with the help of over 2000 school children. The final book, as named by the Story Adventurers SHRUNK: MAYHEM AND METEORITES, will be published in January 2014. The website, www.thestoryadventure.com, generated over 116,000 hits, 9,000 comments, 350 pictures from the kids, with an average time spent per visitor of over 12 minutes.

Story Adventure Montage

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