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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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Urbane’s Publishing Director, Matthew Smith, interviewed by Saint Mark’s Florence ahead of his lecture in May on all things publishing!

In the coming weeks, we will be interviewing the panel from this year’s Publishing Day on 11th May 2019: Urbane Publications Director Matthew Smith, Bookouture associate Publisher Kathryn Taussig, Literary Agent Katharine Sands, Literary Agent Greg Messina, and Author Victoria Brownlee. Read more here


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Cub I Magazine loves Time’s Tide by Adrian Harvey

Reviewer Louise Fligman:  “Overall, Time’s Tide is a moving exploration of the relationship between father and son. It considers the passage of time and loss, and how the passing of the years does nothing to quell grief.  Set in a picturesque landscape, you will be geographically and emotionally transported. Read the whole review here.

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Leaders from around the world reveal their top leadership tips

What does it take to get to the top? Katherine Thomas’s article for ICAEW Economia following the publication of her book Unleash Your Leader (with Emmanuel Gobillot) is a good place to start. Think: Boundless Perspective; Vertical Agility; Steadfast Impact. Read the article to whet your leadership appetite, then get the book and you’ll be going places!

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