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Thread: [Publisher] Counterpoint (formerly Shoemaker & Hoard)

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    Question [Publisher] Counterpoint (formerly Shoemaker & Hoard)

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    Based on their about us, I bet they contact the author's agent's directly. They have some pretty high end academic authors.

    Jack Shoemaker and Trish Hoard have joined together with their colleagues and partners at the Avalon Publishing Group to found a new company based in California. Shoemaker & Hoard, Publishers, is a company devoted to the publication of literary work in finely made editions. They will publish about thirty titles a year over three seasons. They describe themselves as "a traditional, small, author-driven publishing house," and writers already pledged to support their efforts include Robert Aitken, Wendell Berry, Guy Davenport, Michael Downing, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Anne Lamott, Romulus Linney, David Markson, W. S. Merwin, Mary Rakow, James Salter, Richard Selzer, Gary Snyder and Jane Vandenburgh. Jack Shoemaker was the co-founder, editor and publisher of two significant independent publishers, North Point Press and Counterpoint Press. A bookseller and small press publisher for many years before North Point, his career began in central California in 1963. Trish Hoard left New Scientist magazine ten years ago to join Mr. Shoemaker at the beginning of Counterpoint Press. Combining her work as an editor, production manager, and business manager, she today serves as Associate Publisher of Shoemaker & Hoard.
    So chances of someone like being published there: About zero.

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    Boy, never seen such a highbrow cast of authors in all my life. You've got non-fiction bio, memoir, crime noir, mainstream. I wonder if this is invitation only. Never seen such platform. Too rich for me.

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    I bet it is invitation only.

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    Write to Shoemaker & Hoard, 1400 65th Street, Suite 250, Emeryville, CA 94608, requesting their guidelines. Include an SASE.

    You probably want to read several of their books to get an idea of what they publish.

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    Just a note that S&H was bought from Avalon in May 2007 by Winton, Shoemaker & Co., LLC.
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    And the name has officially changed to Counterpoint, which has its own thread here.
    Last edited by CaoPaux; 01-31-2010 at 10:37 PM. Reason: adding link to main Counterpoint thread
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