New imprint Moth to publish Northern crime

A new crime fiction imprint based in the north of England has been launched to publish the winners of the inaugural Northern Crime Competition, which ran in 2012.

The imprint, Moth Publishing, is backed by New Writing North and Business Educational Publishers Limited (BEPL). Moth will publish the winning novels—by Helen Cadbury, Alfie Crow, Michael Donovan and Rebecca Muddiman—on 30th May as paperbacks and e-books. It will be staffed by two members of staff from New Writing North and two from BEPL, all of whom will continue to work on other projects. A spokesperson said there were plans to publish further batches of books in future, with the possibility of accepting other submissions if the opening launch proves successful.

The Bookseller, 11 April 2013

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New Crime Fiction Imprint Moth Publishing Launches With Four Novels By New Northern Writers

A new publishing venture from the north of England launches this summer with the publication of four new crime novels. Moth Publishing will publish the four on Thursday 30 May 2013 as B-format paperbacks and ebooks.

The four novels are the result of the inaugural Northern Crime Competition, which ran in 2012 and sought to find the most promising new crimewriting talent in the North. Helen Cadbury (from York), Alfie Crow (from Thirsk), Michael Donovan (from Lytham St Anne’s) and Rebecca Muddiman (from Teesside) were the winners of the competition.

www.booktrade.info, 10 April 2013

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