Monday, January 18, 2016


Urbane Publications' mission: To find the daring, aspirational, and exciting new authors, and bring them to a whole new audience. The company is founded on collaboration – collaborating with the writer to create the best work possible, and collaborating with our readership to publish the fiction they want. That’s why we decided to start our own publishing house, because our goal is to publish the work you want to read – once we’ve enjoyed reading it too!

​Urbane Publications offers you all the high quality support of a traditional publisher, but gives you the creative input, shared goals and role in the decision making that you deserve as an author.

So why should you publish with Urbane Publications? Publishing a book, on your own or through a publisher, is a LOT OF WORK!  And many authors are now turning to self-publishing as an option. It is true that with self-publishing you can get your brilliant words in the market in a relatively short space of time. Also, as a self-publisher, you won’t have a know-it-all editor suggesting countless rewrites and edits. You control the creative input from start to finish – the only limits are your budget and the service providers you work with.

But simply writing the book, formatting it, and launching in the market is not what makes a great book or a great author.

We want you to publish with us, collaborate, partner with us for an enriching publishing experience. When it comes to a great book and a valuable piece of content your words are the vital ingredient. But the planning, editing, designing, copy editing, production management, distributing, actual selling, marketing and promoting, and publicising, are all important – and we want to help.

How can Urbane Publications help you with your prospective bestseller?

We believe in the three Cs:

We treat every single project, and every single author, as unique. No production line, no cost cutting, no templating of ideas or product, we approach and assess every idea individually and tailor everything in the publication process, from author contract to pre and post-publication marketing, to each project’s needs. This is about shared goals and working together to drive your project’s success.

If you have an idea already and want to let us take peek then just get in touch and send us some info – we’d love to hear from you.

We welcome all types of proposals: if you’re a novelist, historian, philosopher, economist, biographer, scientist, journalist, comedian, filmmaker, gardener, cook, academic, traveller – or have lived an interesting life or done extraordinary things – we’d love to hear from you. We all have words to share – this is about sharing yours.

So if you have a burning desire to share your love of words then be brave, be bold and get in touch for a natter – there’s nothing better than having a happy chat about the joys of discovering and developing good books.

We welcome your book proposals – in the first instance please send a short outline and your contact details to MATTHEW@URBANEPUBLICATIONS.COM


Keep watching the Black Cat Blog and KRISTIN D. VAN RISSEGHEM'S BLOG for more info on the participating publishers.

The next #Pit2Pub Twitter Pitch Party is 
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016!

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