Open main menu

Counterpoint (publisher)

  (Redirected from Counterpoint Press)

Counterpoint LLC was a publishing company distributed by Perseus Books Group launched in 2007. It was formed from the consolidation of three presses: Perseus' Counterpoint Press, Avalon Publishing Group's Shoemaker & Hoard and the independent Soft Skull Press. The company published books under the Counterpoint Press and Soft Skull Press imprints. Counterpoint also entered into an agreement for the production, marketing and distribution of approximately eight Sierra Club book titles each year. Both Wendell Berry and poet Gary Snyder were investors in Counterpoint, with both of their works currently being published by the Counterpoint imprint. Jack Shoemaker, Vice-president and editorial director of Counterpoint, had worked with both authors in other companies for more than thirty years.

Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationBerkeley, California
DistributionPublishers Group West
Key peopleCharlie Winton, CEO
Jack Shoemaker, Vice President, Editorial director
Richard Nash, Executive Editor
ImprintsCounterpoint Press, Soft Skull Press, Sierra Club/Counterpoint

Counterpoint merged into fellow publisher Catapult in 2016.[1]


  • Fost, Dan (2002-12-12). "Jack Shoemaker starts new book venture: Loyal authors follow him to division of Avalon Publishing". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  • Italie, Hillel (2007-05-10). "Publisher Perseus Announces Layoffs". Fox News. Archived from the original on January 22, 2016. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  • Jain, Priya (2007-06-21). "The struggle for independents". Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  • Kinsella, Bridget (2007-05-10). "Winton, Shoemaker & Co. Buys Counterpoint". Publishers Weekly. Archived from the original on October 9, 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  • Kinsella, Bridget (2007-05-16). "Winton Buys Soft Skull Press". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  • Kinsella, Bridget (2007-08-16). "Counterpoint, Sierra Club Team Up". Publishers Weekly. Archived from the original on 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  • Maher, John (2016-05-16). "Counterpoint, OR Books Partner on New Fall List". Publishers Weekly.


External linksEdit