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[Publisher] Robert Hale Ltd.

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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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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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