is a publishing
company distributed by Perseus Books Group launched in 2007. It is owned by Winton, Shoemaker & Co. LLC, and comprised of three previously independent presses which were folded into one: Counterpoint Press, Shoemaker & Hoard and Soft Skull Press. The company publishes 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
are investors in Counterpoint, with both of their works currently being published by the Counterpoint imprint. Jack Shoemaker, VP and editorial director of Counterpoint, has worked with both authors in other companies for more than thirty years.