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Thread: Dark Hall Press

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    Dark Hall Press

    I don't see a thread about this press or the parent company, so I thought I'd start one. Anyone have any experience with this publisher? Looks like they have about a dozen titles. I don't like the look of the covers, most seem pretty amateurish. Otherwise, the information on the website is pretty minimal. Thanks for any info!
    Link: http://darkhallpress.com/

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    They're an imprint of New Street Communications.

    And their web site hurts my eyes.

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    I agree with your assessment - their covers don't inspire much confidence.

    They have a Facebook page with a little over 2k likes. They also have a Twitter account that is following more people than the number of followers it has. Their books don't have many reviews at all - less than five, some with just 1 review.

    On their submission page...they demand exclusivity in submissions. That's preposterous considering they're a small house. And not only that, they also don't guarantee a response due to the volume of submissions they receive. I find that hard to believe - that they receive a whole lot of submissions.

    They only have one editor listed... who's page doesn't show any previous publishing experience, but merely that he's college educated. He does have a few publications of his own though.

    Personally...I would pass.
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    Michael Bray has one title through them, and doesn't want you to buy it.

    https://michaelbrayauthor.wordpress....or-all-authors
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmhbob View Post
    Michael Bray has one title through them, and doesn't want you to buy it.

    https://michaelbrayauthor.wordpress....or-all-authors
    Thanks for sharing the link. Excellent reading. Bray's examples of how his contract was/is worded were helpful to read (so we know what to look out for in our own contracts).
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    There's also some stuff stirring up on the HWA Facebook page about this publisher right now. I asked the OP on FB to come post about it here on AW.
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