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Thread: [Publisher] Robert Hale Ltd.

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    [Publisher] Robert Hale Ltd.

    http://www.halebooks.com/index.asp?TAG=&CID= Good bad? Has anyone pubbed with them?
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    I think you could do a lot worse.

    They've been around for a good while, they have distribution (http://www.combook.co.uk/about.htm). I'd be interested in knowing what kind of sales their titles get.
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    I know someone who has published a series of westerns with them. He does pretty well out of the library lending rights

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    Hale specialises in publishing books for libraries. They pay small advances, only commit to small print runs, and will only reprint when they have orders for 100+ books in hand.

    They are reputable and well thought of, but they are also notorious for producing strange covers--the book of a friend of mine had good, period illustration but with an amazingly bright purple background.

    As I understand it, Hale's authors make more money from PLR than from advances and royalties.

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    I've been told today that Robert Hale has been bought out by a larger publisher, which has promised to honour outstanding contracts. Whether the Hale imprint will be kept, I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hack View Post
    They are reputable and well thought of, but they are also notorious for producing strange covers--the book of a friend of mine had good, period illustration but with an amazingly bright purple background.
    I borrowed dozens of this company's historical novels from my local library back in the 70s. Every single one of them seemed to have a cover featuring a woman who looked a bit like the model Verushka, all long tawny hair and dramatic eye makeup. It didn't matter in what time period the novel was set.

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    Ceased trading Dec '15, with all lists and imprints acquired by The Crowood Press (Bookseller article)

    Until transition complete, website remains at: http://halebooks.com/
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