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Urbane Publications is one of UK’s fastest growing independent publishers, committed to the discovery and publication of the books and authors you – and we – want to read.

Words and ideas have the power and potential to excite, involve, inspire – and we live them at Urbane Publications. This is a journey of discovery – finding new voices, redefining genres, and engaging with a knowledgeable, enthused and energetic group of writers and business people to publish the best books possible.

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At Urbane we’re passionate about the books we publish, because we’re readers too! From ground-breaking debut fiction to business books, established thriller series and more, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy browsing our shelves….

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Every Urbane author has a story to tell, and not just the ones they write! From successful actors turned bestselling authors to incredibly talented debut novelists and ground breaking business leaders, Urbane is proud of the diverse range of writers it publishes, and the original and exciting collection of work their titles represent.

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Autumnal round-up of all things Urbane

Autumn has been very busy so far so we thought we’d share with you some of our news:

  • A few months ago, we signed Geoff Thompson’s long awaited sequel to Watch My Back. This next instalment of his memoirs is called Notes from a Factory Floor and will publish in April 2020. We’re thrilled!
  • ‘We’re delighted to announce further forays into the world of Urbane audiobooks with Clare Johnston’s From the Outside, available now on Amazon This will be followed in mid November by Christopher Lowery’s The Mosul Legacy.
  • We’re currently sifting through a treasure trove of photographs from the swinging 60s and 70s to include in Jenny Boyd’s beautiful memoir which will hit the bookshops in March 2020.
  • Shaz Nawaz aka the Profit Wizard (!) is writing a book for budding and not so budding entrepreneurs under our business imprint which will publish in spring 2020. And Rosie Tomkins’ N-Stinctive, out in the spring, brings a fascinating insight into ‘smart thinking’ and the concept of natural intelligence.
  • We have a new sales team on board, bang the drum, who are as enthusiastic as we are about our upcoming publications.
  • Our rights sales are increasing exponentially as our reputation grows and our list focuses. We recently returned from the Frankfurt Book Fair which was exhausting but interesting and more rights were sold and good contacts made.

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Sell-out talk for Wirral author Gina Kirkham at Waterstones Liverpool

She’s done it again, Gina Kirkham and her fictional sidekick Constable Mavis Upton draw in the crowds for a fun loving book launch at Waterstone’s Liverpool One. Read more here.

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Dan Proops

It is with a very heavy heart that we must share with you the sad news that writer and artist Dan Proops tragically passed away this week. As you know we were privileged to publish Dan’s debut novel A Letter From Sarah earlier this year, a stunningly original novel. Delighted with the response to Sarah, Dan was already working on his second book, and we have no doubt he would have become a writer of some renown. And deservedly so. The world has lost a wonderful creative force. We have lost a friend. Goodbye Dan, rest in peace.

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Photos © David Firn and Kerry-Jane Lowery 2018