Cleveland Western Covers

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Cleveland Publishing was an Australian digest paperback fiction publishing company that operated between 1953[1] and 2020. The company was based at 276 Military Road, Cremorne, New South Wales.

The company's founder was John Patrick 'Jack' Atkins – a former secretary of the New South Wales Democratic Labor Party. Les Atkins – John Atkin's son – took control of the company in 1979.[2]

Cleveland Publishing published novellas (24,000 to 48,000 words) in a number of genres. At peak the company produced 18 titles – 12 originals and six reprints – per month. Print runs for individual titles peaked at 25,000 copies. In all, close to 10,000 titles were published.[2]

The genres published included crime, romance, war and westerns. In the first three genres titles were published under a number of series including: the Detective series, the Larry Kent series, the Silhouette Detective series, the Enchanting series, the Diamond Library series, the Doctors and Nurses series, the Doctor Riley series, the Doctor Conway series, the Frontline series, the Raider series, the Commando series and the Patrol series.

The western genre was the company's mainstay product and included the following series: American Wild West, Arizona Western, Big Horn Western, Bison Western, Bobcat Western, Chisholm Western, Classic Western, Cleveland Western, Condor Western, Coronado Western, Dollar Western, Fighting Western, Halliday Western, High Brand Western, Iron Horse Western, Legends of the West, Lobo Western, Loner Western, Peacemaker Western, Phoenix Western, Pinto Western, Rawhide Western, Santa Fe Western, Sierra Western, Sundown Western, Texas Western, The Avenger, Top Hand Western, Tumbleweed Western, and Winchester Western.

Authors that contributed significantly to the western genre included Des Dunn, Roger Green, Keith Hetherington, Richard Wilkes-Hunter, Len Meares and Paul Wheelahan. Each author was published under a number of pseudonyms.[2]

  1. ^ Morris, Linda (2012-07-20). "Pulp fiction's lone ranger pioneers the frontier"The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  2. Jump up to:a b c Flanagan, Graeme (1994). Australian Vintage Paperback Guide. New York, USA: Gryphon Books. pp. 117-118. ISBN 9780936071411.

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May 20, 2020

Cleveland Western Covers

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