The Urbane

Mission

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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Authors

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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Latest News

Want to keep up-to-date with the very latest Urbane happenings? Then find the latest news here, follow our twitter feed at @urbanebooks, find us on Instagram at urbanepublications.

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Book Fairies leave copies of A Killing Sin across the UK

As part of the Book Fairies Christmas advent extravaganza, copies of K.H.Irvine’s A Killing Sin have been placed at locations throughout the UK for keen-eyed readers to find, enjoy and share. This is your chance to get a FREE copy of one of 2019’s best thrillers, so keep your eyes peeled.

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NB Magazine Praises Chris Parker’s Monk

“Light and fast, this action tale has more subtlety than Dan Brown and fewer flights of fancy. There are a couple of decent surprises along the way and a nice little kicker at the end. A more modern twist on events than is usual in this kind of thriller.” Read more here.

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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 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outside-Tale-Regret-Redemption-World/dp/B07WNY91LB/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=from+the+outside&qid=1572978673&sr=8-2 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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Photos © David Firn and Kerry-Jane Lowery 2018