SOFT SKULL PRESS is an imprint of COUNTERPOINT LLC., a company that was created in 2007 through the acquisition of three notable independent presses: Counterpoint, Shoemaker & Hoard, and Soft Skull Press. In January 2008, the company began publishing two imprints, Counterpoint and Soft Skull Press. Shoemaker & Hoard titles are now being published under the Counterpoint imprint.
Soft Skull titles are a mix of fresh, cutting-edge, and literary voices. The genres we cover are vast—fiction and nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and anthologies, all of which collectively focus on current affairs and politics, counterculture, music, history, memoir, biography, religion, and philosophy.
Originally founded in New York City, Soft Skull’s office moved to Berkeley, California in 2010.
Soft Skull books are distributed by Publishers Group West, a division of the Perseus Books Group.