Greenstein Buys, Becomes Publisher at Turtle Point Press

Shelf Awareness

 “Ruth Greenstein, longtime editor and associate at Turtle Point Press, has acquired the independent publisher, which was founded in 1990 by Jonathan D. Rabinowitz and focuses on new fiction, poetry, memoirs, works in translation and rediscovered classics. The list will continue to be distributed by Consortium in North America and by Turnaround Publisher Services in the U.K. Rabinowitz remains as editor-at-large.

‘Turtle Point Press has been seminal to my life in independent publishing. I couldn’t be happier than to be in the position to carry on this tradition of exceptional publishing. Jonathan’s joie de livres brightens my days and guides my work,’ said Greenstein, who is also the director of Greenline Publishing Consultants. A founding member of the independent editors alliance Words into Print, she has worked in the book publishing industry since 1989, including stints as a staff editor at Harcourt, Ecco and the publishing division of GoodTimes Entertainment.

Rabinowitz commented: ‘Ruth Greenstein and I met nearly twenty years ago when, as an editor at Harcourt, she acquired the paperback rights to one of my first titles, Making It New¬†by Henry Geldzahler. I feel so fortunate to have Ruth succeed me as publisher of Turtle Point Press. She is not only devoted to independent publishing but she is also one of the finest literary editors in the business.'”