PubWest Announces 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to Jack Shoemaker of Counterpoint Press
In 2007, together with Charlie Winton, Mr. Shoemaker formed a partnership in order to purchase Counterpoint Press from the Perseus Books Group. They also purchased Soft Skull Press, and formed an operating agreement with Sierra Club Books. The new endeavor, consisting now of three separate imprints, operates from offices in Berkeley, California. Melding the backlists of Counterpoint with Shoemaker & Hoard provided an opportunity to bring together the backlist titles of several founding authors, including Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, MFK Fisher, Evan Connell, Robert Aitken and others, a few of whom are active partners in the new endeavor.
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