Charlie Winton

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Charlie Winton is CEO and publisher of Counterpoint Press.[1][verification needed] In 1976, Winton founded Publishers Group West (PGW),and served as chairman CEO for 25 years [2][verification needed]. In 1994, he created a sister corporation Avalon Publishing Group and served concurrently as its CEO as well[3][verification needed]. In 2002, PGW was sold to Advance Marketing Services. Winton and his partners maintained the ownership of Avalon Publishing Group[4][verification needed]. In 2007, Avalon was sold to Perseus Book Group[5][verification needed]. Winton's latest venture, Counterpoint LLC was created concurrently with the sale of Avalon by acquiring and merging three independent publishers: Counterpoint Press, Shoemaker and Hoard and Soft Skull Press[6][verification needed]. The company maintains offices in Berkeley, California.

Winton graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Communications in 1975. He lives in Berkeley, California.


  1. ^ Werris, Wendy "Profile: Charlie Winton", "Publishers Weekly", May 04, 2009
  2. ^ Debare, Ilana "A financial thriller in the publishing world", "San Francisco Chronicle", January 27, 2007
  3. ^ Benson, Heidi, "Berkeley publishers Midas touch" "San Francisco Chronicle", February 10, 2003
  4. ^ Werris, Wendy "Profile: Charlie Winton", "Publishers Weekly", May 04, 2009
  5. ^ MIlliot, Jim, "Avalon Finds Good Fit with Perseus " "Publishers Weekly", January 12, 2007
  6. ^ Kinsella, Bridget "Tomorrow's Reading", "Stanford Magazine", December 2010