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Posts Tagged ‘Trish Hoard’

Publishing Vets Join New Venture

PW Daily reports on a most dizzying case of publishing musical chairs. Skyhorse Publishing, founded in September 2006 by Tony Lyons (formerly of Lyons Press and Globe Pequot Press) has just hired two veterans of the publishing world: Herman Graf, co-founder of the just-closed Carroll & Graf, and Trish Hoard, cofounder and associate publisher of Shoemaker & Hoard, now part of the new venture Winton, Shoemaker & Co. Graf will be an acquiring editor and consultant; Hoard’s new role is as managing editor. And now I believe the music has started up once more…

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Counterpoint Bought by Winton; New Venture Begins

PW Daily reports that Counterpoint Press will no longer be distributed by Perseus – and that instead, it has been bought by former PGW founder and Avalon publisher Charlie Winton as part of his brand-new publishing venture, Winton, Shoemaker & Co. LLC. As a result the venture, the final details which should be sorted out by June, will now be known as Counterpoint LLC. Winton will be chairman and CEO while Jack Shoemaker, the original co-founder and publisher of Counterpoint, will become v-p and editorial director of the new Counterpoint. Amy Scheibe will be departing as executive editor.

Winton said to PW Daily that the idea to acquire Counterpoint was part of the original negotiations to sell Avalon (Winton’s former company) to Perseus, but that the bankruptcy of Publishers Group West “put it on the back burner while we straightened out the world.” Perseus wound up acquiring PGW during the PGW bankruptcy proceedings and represents 120 PGW clients. As for Counterpoint, Winton is shopping for office space in Berkeley for the 10-person Counterpoint staff, though it remains to be seen if any or all will, in fact, move to California. Also worth noting is that the other half of Shoemaker & Hoard, Trish Hoard, only recently moved to Manhattan after many years in Washington – no word yet on whether she will stay put, but emails and phone calls are pending…