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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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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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Geoff Thompson interview

BAFTA-award winning screenwriter, Sunday Times bestselling author and renowned martial artist Geoff Thompson is in conversation with leading podcaster Oskar Andermo about his new memoir, Notes From A Factory Floor. You can listen to this engaging and entertaining interview using the links listed below:

– short blogpost with links here

– Overcast (with links to many different players) right here

– Spotify: open the link here

– iTunes: click here

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Q&A with thriller writer Mark Grenside

Read Happening in Malta’s interview with Mark to find out more about the inspiration behind this summer’s thriller: “We are excited to see your thrilling debut Fall Out launch in Malta. Based on a true scandal and written with your knowledge of the movie industry, what can readers expect from this novel?”… Find out what Mark has to say here. 


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Quick Spring Round-up

We hope this finds you all well and safe and navigating lockdown as sanely as possible… These unprecedented times have been challenging for us all, so we thought we’d give you a quick update regarding what we’ve been up to during lockdown and how we’re faring so far.

  • Jennifer Juniper by Jenny Boyd published on March 12th… despite the world going into lockdown shortly afterwards and the postponement of Jenny’s book tour in the US including an appearance at Beatlesfest, we have had some fabulous coverage including radio interviews with the Late Late Beatles Show, a Guardian article which was briefly the most read Culture story on the UK, US and Australian platforms of the Guardian, and a double page spread in Hello! magazine. And there’s more to come in the autumn.
  • We have recently published two e-books that address aspects of a crisis like the one we are living through and we hope they will both contribute to the thinking and way forward. Crisis Leadership by Gobillot and Thomas and Volcano Insurance by The Dispute Resolution Partnership.
  • Fall Out by M.N.Grenside will publish on May 21st and we’re garnering a lot of interest in it. It’s a thrilling page turner and will immerse you in the movie business, 2nd world war treasure troves, intrigue and murder and make you forget all about the world gone mad.
  • We’ve pushed back a number of our books to the autumn including Geoff Thompson’s long awaited sequel to Watch My Back. Notes from a Factory Floor will now publish in September. Others still will publish in 2021.
  • Our rights sales have slowed down significantly over the past two months but French rights for The Story Collector by Evie Gaughan and The Huntingfield Paintress by Pamela Holmes are going ahead and we have a few more underway which is exciting.
  • All our books are also available at Hive, the online bookseller for indies like us, please follow the link here. 
  • Overall times are tough, no one could have planned for this, so Team Urbane is riding the storm as best it can and we’ll see where we’re at if and when we have a semblance of normality back. Stay safe and well in the meantime.

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