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 customerservice@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.


If you are interested in reprinting part of a Catapult, Counterpoint, or Soft Skull book, please send the following information by mail, fax, or email to Fred Courtright of The Permissions Company (contact information below). Please apply for permission as far in advance as possible. We receive many requests and need adequate time to process them. Please do not send your request more than once.

For all requests:
• Author, book title, and title of poem, story, or essay (or page numbers) you wish to use
• Your email address, fax number, or mailing address

For reprint in a book:
• Details of how you’re using the requested material within your own work
• Title of your book
• Estimated price and page length of your book
• Format (hardcover, paperback)
• Estimated print run
• Territory requested (United States, North America, or world)
• Your publisher

For reprint in a magazine, newspaper, newsletter, or journal:
• Title of your publication
• Estimated circulation
• Your publisher

For reprint on a website:
• Website address
• Length of time you wish to have the work posted

For a musical setting
• Details about plans for publishing, recording, or performing the work

For any other use, please send a query.

Fred T. Courtright, President
The Permissions Company, LLC
6101 Old Court Road #139
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Email: permdude@gmail.com

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

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