Polipoint Press

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Polipoint Press
StatusDefunct (2011)
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationSausalito, California
Publication typesBooks

PoliPointPress (or P3Books) was a San Francisco Bay Area publishing company that was founded to print the writings of University of Phoenix founder John Sperling.[1]

In 2004 it published its first book, Sperling's The Great Divide, a book of essays and full-color illustrations arguing that the Democratic Party, in order to retake the United States presidency, must abandon efforts in the allegedly culturally backwards "red states."[2] The company was brought into being to "bring new ideas and perspectives into the body politic, to ignite dialogue,” according to publisher Scott Jordan, a former publicist for the Saudi Arabian government.[3][4]

The company later expanded its range of titles to include progressive books by Joe Conason, among others.[5] Its offices were in Sausalito, California.[6]

The company closed in 2011, selling off rights to its books to Paradigm Publishers and Berrett-Koehler Publishers.[7]


  1. ^ "What's Behind Puzzling Ads? A Billionaire and his Book," The Boston Globe, August 23, 2004
  2. ^ Thomas Frank, "Retro vs. Metro" (book review), New York Times, November 28, 2004, https://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/28/books/review/28FRANKL.html
  3. ^ "Progressive Presses March Forward; With change and reform in the air, a bevy of activist presses weigh in with political titles," Publishers Weekly, September 15, 2008
  4. ^ Scott Jordan, LinkedIn profile, http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jordan-scott/18/781/781, downloaded August 27, 2010
  5. ^ Joe Conason, The Raw Deal (PoliPointPress, 2005)
  6. ^ p3books.com
  7. ^ Publisher's Weekly: PoliPoint Press Closed. July 12, 2011. Accessed February 11, 2015.