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.