I would like to sell some of your books in my store/at an event. How can I buy them?

We do not sell books directly. Our distributor, Penguin Random House, handles sales. You can buy directly from them or with another book supplier (such as Ingram).

For orders, please contact your Penguin Random House sales representative, should you have one, or contact their customer service team at consumerservices@penguinrandomhouse.com.

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, Barnes & Noble, and Bookshop.

How can I get a desk/exam copy?

Thank you for your academic interest in our books! 

Catapult / Counterpoint Press / Soft Skull Press titles are now distributed by Penguin Random House and all desk and/or exam copy requests must be made through them. 

If you are looking for a desk copy, please click here

If you are looking for an exam copy, please click here

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Penguin Random House or your PRH Account Manager.


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?

Manuscripts must be submitted only through a recognized literary agency.

Can I stop by and drop off a submission?

Please don’t. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our offices are closed for the foreseeable future. Please do not drop off or mail submissions, as your material will not be returned to you.

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

Only agented manuscripts may be submitted via email.


I would like to use material published by Counterpoint. 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:

Counterpoint, LLC
Permissions Department
2560 9th Street, Suite 318
Berkeley, CA 94710

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

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