Maverick Books / New publisher champions fresh new talent

Bringing a fresh and funky look to children’s books, Maverick Books has a new range of titles out in February 2010.

Following the success of its cult calendars, diaries, gifts and cards, Maverick Arts now launches Maverick Books – introducing the stories behind characters such as Marv ‘n’ Rick, the rock star Jack Russell dogs; and Get Ahead Fred, created by the model-maker who worked on the Harry Potter films and Pingu.

What’s more, all the authors published by Maverick Books are first-time writers.

‘We’re all about supporting fresh new talent,’ says Steve Bicknell, managing director of Maverick Books. ‘Many of our authors are in their 20s, and all of them real artists and storytellers.’

A family of creative authors, Maverick Books also understands the need to connect to its audience online. As a result, all the characters in their books have their own blogs at, which are regularly updated, so readers can keep in touch with all their favourite characters.

Download the full press release below.

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