I would like to sell Soft Skull books in my store/at an event. How can I buy them?

We do not sell books directly. Our distributor, Publishers Group West, handles sales. You can buy directly from them or with another book supplier (such as Ingram or Baker & Taylor).

Publishers Group West
1700 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
T: (800) 788-3123
F: (510) 528-3444

I want to buy one of your books!

Great! We urge you to go to your local, independent bookstore and pick up a copy. Our books are also available online through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

How can I get a desk/exam copy?

Our distributor’s parent company, Perseus Books, handles such requests through their academic website where you can request exam/desk copies. You can request a copy here: http://www.perseusacademic.com


Who do I contact about author appearances, interviews, etc?

E-mail publicity@counterpointpress.com with any such requests. Please include in the subject line the name of the author and title of the book you are interested in.

How can I request a review copy?

Please e-mail publicity@counterpointpress.com to request a copy of a book for review. Please include in the subject “review copy request.”


How do I submit my manuscript?

We are currently closed to submissions.

Can I stop by and drop off a submission?

Please don’t.

Do you accept submissions over e-mail or online submissions?



I would like to use material published by Soft Skull. How can I request permission?

If you are using an excerpt or selection from one of our books you must secure written permission from us. Please fill out our permissions request form (PDF or word) and send by email to permissions@counterpointpress.com. Because of the volume of requests we receive, it typically takes 4-6 weeks for us to respond. Please do not send multiple emails and please submit your request as early as possible.

Permissions requests may also be mailed to:

Soft Skull Press
c/o Counterpoint, LLC
Permissions Department
2560 9th Street, Suite 318
Berkeley, CA 94710

I am interested in purchasing foreign/translation rights for a Soft Skull title.

Please send a query via email to rights@counterpointpress.com.

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