Directory: Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Publisher

Matthew is a publishing professional with nearly 30 years experience of discovering, developing, producing and selling books and creating valuable content. In that time he's worked on over 3,000 titles, spanning print, digital and audio, in fiction, popular reference, academic, professional and business markets. A bookseller, commissioning editor, packager and publishing director, his career has spanned international publishing companies including Pearson and Hodder Headline, and leading independents such Routledge and Kogan Page. In 2014 he founded independent publisher Urbane Publications, providing a global platform for a significant number of first-time authors in both fiction and non-fiction. Recently he established Exprimez, a consultancy designed to support authors and organisations in pursuing and achieving their writing and publishing goals.

First and foremost though, Matthew is avid reader across a number of genres. Favourite novels include William Golding's The Spire and Christopher Fowler's Spanky!

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