Berkeley, Calif.-based Counterpoint Press and New York-based OR Books have announced an ongoing partnership, publishing a select group of titles together each season. The collaboration, the publishers hope, will allow each to expand its reach.
“[The OR Books] editorial program was a perfect fit for Counterpoint," Counterpoint CEO Charlie Winton said in a statement. "This gives each company the opportunity to expand its range as well as create a broader market for OR authors.”
The companies will co-publish their first combined list in this fall, which will include Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Walter Mosley's Folding the Red Into the Black: Developing a Viable Untopia for Human Survival in the 21st Century on the frontlist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's Cypherpunks and When Google Met Wikileaks on the backlist.
“This innovative approach by our two companies suggests a way forward for independent publishing," OR Books co-publisher John Oakes said in a statement. "An alliance like this gains from the strengths of all involved, and it will be to the benefit of Counterpoint, OR Books, our authors and our readers.”
Correction: An earlier version of this article described a one-off collaboration between Counterpoint and OR and indicated that the publishers would be publishing a single fall list together. The partnership is, in fact, ongoing, and the houses will be co-publishing select titles titles together.