Counterpoint LLC
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Counterpoint LLC
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 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.

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


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