Soft Skull Press

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Soft Skull Press
Parent company Counterpoint LLC
Founded 1992
Founder Sander Hicks
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Berkeley, California
Distribution Publishers Group West
Key people Charlie Winton, CEO
Jack Shoemaker, Vice President
Nonfiction topics Alternative culture, LGBTQ literature
Imprints Red Rattle Books
Official website

Soft Skull Press is an independent book publisher founded by Sander Hicks in 1992, and run by Richard Eoin Nash from 2001 to 2009, and Denise Oswald from 2009 to 2010.[1] In 2007, Nash sold Soft Skull to Counterpoint LLC, who closed Soft Skull's New York operation in 2010.[2] Soft Skull continues to function as an imprint of Counterpoint in Berkeley, California. It is distributed to the book trade by Publishers Group West.


  1. ^ Neyfakh, Leon (April 7, 2009). "Denise Oswald Leaps From Stolid FSG Right into Soft Skull". The New York Observer.
  2. ^ Neyfakh, Leon (November 2, 2010). "Indie Publisher Soft Skull Press Closes Its Doors In New York". The New York Observer.

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