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OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP ACQUIRES SHORT BOOKS

Alison Goff, CEO of Octopus Publishing Group, and Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Publishers of Short Books, are delighted to announce that, with immediate effect, Short Books will join the Octopus Publishing Group, a division of Hachette UK. This follows the signing and completion of an agreement between the shareholders of Short Books and Octopus […]

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Read an extract from Little Liar

Chapter 1 Angela  Fight, fight, fight. Angela looked down at her knuckles and saw they were red. It wasn’t her blood. The crowd had formed so fast, pupils from her year – twelve- and thirteen-year-olds – being elbowed out of the way by lads of fifteen. The ring of people around her pulsated as one. […]

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Tiger: a photo essay from Siberia

In November 2017, Polly Clark travelled to the Russian Far East area of Primorsky Krai in order to research her second novel Tiger. This remote region of Siberia, 10 time zones from Moscow, is home to the last 500 wild Siberian, or Amur, tigers. They live in the temperate forests, known as the taiga. These […]

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Hachette publishes its first Ethnicity Pay Gap Report

Our mission is to be the publisher of choice for all people through the books we publish and our actions as a company, making it easy for everyone, everywhere, to access new worlds – of learning, of entertainment and of opportunity. Hachette UK is a creative and inclusive place to work. We want to attract […]

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Q&A with S.R. Masters

Exclusive Q&A with S.R. Masters, author of The Killer You Know. Tell us about The Killer You Know? It’s about a group of childhood friends from a claustrophobic village in the middle of nowhere returning home for a reunion as adults—only the strange member that once joked about being a serial killer when he grew […]

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Exclusive extract of Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre

Fallen Angel by award-winning author Chris Brookmyre is out 25th April 2019 and available to pre-order now. One family, two holidays and one devastating secret. Read the exclusive extract here. 2018 Ivy Rain is lashing down as she emerges from the Tube station, gusts of wind angling the deluge almost to the horizontal. A tenaciously […]

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Hachette dominates the 2019 British Book awards shortlists

The shortlists for the British Book Awards have been announced, with a fantastic showing across Hachette. We have twelve shortlists for the trade awards – the most of any publisher: Jessie Botterill (Bookouture) and Anna Valentine (Trapeze, Orion) are shortlisted for Editor of the Year Abacus, Trapeze and Two Roads are shortlisted for Imprint of […]

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Desert Island Crime with Jessica Fellowes

Welcome to Desert Island Crime, where each week a bestselling crime writer reveals their top chilling titles. This week, we ask Jessica Fellowes, author of The Mitford Murders and Bright Young Dead what 8 titles she would take with her if stranded on a desert island. Over to you Jessica…. Jessica Fellowes: Strangely enough, I have […]

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Exclusive extract of Surgeons’ Hall by E.S Thomson

Hands Not so many years ago it was customary to cut off a felon’s right hand and nail it above his head as he swung from the gallows. Why? Because though it is the mind that decides upon murder, it is the hand that commits the act. The hand of man is the most sophisticated […]

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A Q&A with M. W. Craven

Describe The Puppet Show in 10 11 words. Misanthropic detective and genius civilian hunt serial killer in Lake District.   What was your initial inspiration for The Puppet Show? The inspiration came from an argument I had with a colleague when I was still working for the probation service. He said there was a stone […]

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How Wilderness came to life by B. E. Jones

B. E. Jones discusses the inspiration for her new psychological thriller, Wilderness, which is out on 4th April. As a child I loved poring over books, fantasising about film locations, planning trips to far-flung places and inventing stories I could find myself part of when I arrived there. Yes, I was a kid with an […]

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Desert Island Crime with Mark Billingham

Every month we ask a bestselling crime author to tell us what books they would take with them if they were stranded on a desert island. This month, MARK BILLINGHAM, author of The Killing Habit (and many more bestselling novels) reveals his top 8 picks especially for Crime Vault readers. Thanks, Mark! Mark Billingham: Trying to […]

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A Q&A with Caroline England

  Where did your initial idea for Betray Her come from? This is a tricky question to answer without giving away spoilers! However, I guess the title and the blurb give a hint. The nub of that storyline came from an astonishing real-life situation which got me thinking, ‘what if…?’   Jo and Kate’s friendship […]

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Happy Publication Day: 7th March 2019!

It’s a truly bumper day of titles! From classic, sweeping SF, to gritty Fantasy, there’s something for everyone in the eclectic mix of books below. Have a read and pick up whichever take your fancy. They’re all available now! Ancestral Night, Elizabeth Bear A space salvager and her partner make the discovery of a lifetime […]

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Star line-up amazes at Hachette Festival Showcase

Our 2019 Showcase was held at the Hammersmith Apollo yesterday, with a star-studded lineup including Sir Bob Geldof, Graham Norton, Nadiya Hussain, Emily Eavis, Jenny Eclair, Lucy Hawking, David Nicholls and Brett Anderson, among many more. You can read all about the day at The Bookseller.  

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