About Us

Robert Hale Ltd published their first Western in 1936 , and have been publishing Westerns continuously since that time, firstly under their own imprint, and since the mid 1980s under their wholly owned imprint BLACK HORSE WESTERNS. In 2015 Robert Hale and its Black Horse imprint became part of The Crowood Press, a family owned publishing house.

We are committed to continuing with the Black Horse imprint and to working with both new and established authors and editors. We publish new titles every month and have a growing library of backlist ebooks available.The Black Horse Westerns are exciting tales about how the West was won, about the migration westwards, conflicts between ranchers and sod busters, Indians and the European invaders, North and South and the attempts to establish law and order.

We publish approximately 80 new Black Horse titles annually in hard copy and ebook and where possible sub licence large print rights. The hard copy sales are made predominantly to libraries throughout the English speaking world.

We make ebook sales through our website, Amazon, and iTunes amongst others. Our books are also distributed throughout the UK, US, Australia, Europe and the rest of the world through our representatives and stockholding distributors.