Described by one reviewer as the Rolls-Royce of local books, Halsgrove’s pedigree at the heart of regional publishing is defined by the publication of titles of national quality in the regional market. For over two decades we have built upon this reputation, taking the experience acquired through our Westcountry origins to become the major player in the regional hardback market, publishing books aimed at local-interest readers throughout the UK and increasingly in other European countries. Several hundred titles are now published each year. The Halsgrove Group is owned and managed by its board of Simon Butler, Julian Davidson and Steven Pugsley.
It is through the successful identification of geographic and other niche areas which enjoy focused public interest together with a high quality Art List, and the addition of specialist series and many one off titles that individual booksellers and other retailers can enjoy significant sales of competitively-priced, quality books which national publishers often overlook.
Halsgrove's marketing reach frequently combines with that of regional and national agencies, public bodies and private companies to promote their mission in book form.
Expertise in identifying commercially successful titles covering focused-interest subjects that readers love to buy is at the core of continued expansion. Our purpose built distribution centre close to the M5 in Wellington, Somerset houses sales & marketing together with some design and editorial functions along with extensive warehousing facilities.