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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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Geoff Thompson whets our appetite with his teaser for Notes From a Factory Floor

Bafta award winning screenwriter, martial arts expert, author and playwright Geoff Thompson is at it again! The teaser for his memoir Notes From A Factory Floor has landed. The book will follow in April 2020. Watch it here.

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Christmas gift in memory of Dan Proops

Every six seconds Samaritans responds to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. They are there for anyone who needs someone.

This year we lost the wonderful writer and friend Dan Proops. And we feel that loss every day. Like us, Dan’s fellow author,  Jonathan Whitelaw, wanted to do something to both remember Dan and try to provide help for others who might need support, particularly at Christmas.

Jonathan has very generously written a festive short story starring the devilish star of both Hellcorp and The Man in the Dark called The Fright Before Christmas. We have published the story as a kindle edition on Amazon and it is available to purchase for just 99p/99c.


You can download your copy of The Fright Before Christmas here – your purchase could make a huge difference to someone in need this Christmas.

Please download a copy and tell others.

Thank you so much for your support.

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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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Photos © David Firn and Kerry-Jane Lowery 2018