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bout us

Counterpoise Press was founded in 2020 by author Hannah Parker. After experiencing aspects of both traditional and self publishing, Hannah realized she wasn’t satisfied with either. She created Counterpoise Press to get the best of both worlds (Hannah Montana reference intended).

We believe in forging our own path to publishing. We want to take the professionalism and high-quality works of traditional publishing and blend it with the control and freedom of self-publishing.

 

Our goal at Counterpoise Press is to help authors achieve their dreams and hold their finished book in their hands. We know the blood, sweat and tears that go into writing a book—and we are dedicating to helping writers in any way we can—from editing to marketing to publication.

Above all, we are committed to publishing diverse works by diverse authors.

If you are interested in learning more about Counterpoise Press, follow us on instagram or check out Hannah’s YouTube channel where she frequently posts about what it’s like to own a publishing house!

 

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ehind the name

One of my favorite terms in art history is the Italian word “contrapposto” which is the Italian word for “counterpoise.” Counterpoise relates to the way a figure is standing, especially in sculpture. It’s considered the perfect pose for the human body, it’s a very natural, very human stance. It’s all about balance. 

 

I chose this name for my publishing house for a variety of reasons. So many aspects of traditional publishing didn’t feel right to me, but neither did a lot of aspects of self-publishing. I wanted to create a balance between the two, hence where the name “counterpoise” came in.

 

Statues situated in this position look as though they are prepared to take another step at a moment's notice. I want both myself and my publishing house to constantly work on moving forward, on making the next book even better. 

- Hannah