Welbeck Publishing primed for fiction push

Welbeck Publishing primed for fiction push

Last week Welbeck Publishing, the business that has emerged out of Carlton Books following its sale to Marcus Leaver and Mark Smith in April, announced a print-only deal with thriller writer Mark Dawson. It sees Welbeck publish Dawson’s John Milton books, beginning in April 2020 with The Cleaner, with subsequent titles in the million- selling, 14-strong series to be published every three months.

The deal was typically Mark Smith: splashy, yet pragmatic, a buy that says as much about the business he co-runs with Leaver as it does about the books. “No one is really doing this kind of deal in...

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