Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nash leaves Counterpoint, Soft Skull Press survives

From Publisher's Lunch:

Well-known indie publishing spark plug Richard Nash is leaving Counterpoint, where he is currently executive editor, as well as editorial director of Soft Skull Press, on March 10. CEO Charlie Winton indicates the company will maintain the Soft Skull Press imprint and an editorial office in New York.

Nash notes 2008 was Soft Skull's "best financial year ever, even though just two years ago, prior to Soft Skull's merger with Counterpoint, it was weeks from liquidation." He adds, "having succeeded even in the face of the worst downturn the industry has ever experienced, I now feel it is time to let Soft Skull move onto the next phase of its existence, and to allow me to take on the new challenges our industry is facing."

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