Our Story

“It’s not the form the book takes, but the stories that continue to delight, enchant, connect and awaken hearts, that truly matter to Paper over Board. ” 

Paper over Board

A hardcover binding that forgoes the dust jacket in favor of printing the cover design directly onto the board binding.

Though the name derives from the fact that we represent many books of this type, the real meaning is that whether a book is printed on paper, listened to through an audio recording, translated into a dozen different languages, read on a iPad, drawn on cave walls, or scribbled on the backs of four hundred different cocktail napkins, it’s not the form the book takes, but the stories that continue to delight, enchant, connect and awaken hearts, that truly matter to Paper over Board.

Located in the heart of Manhattan, Paper over Board was founded by accomplished publishing professional Kim Perel, in association with the renowned Irene Goodman Literary Agency. 

We represent a dynamic roster of award-winning and bestselling novelists, memoirists, journalists, political figures, parenting experts, and more. Plus, we offer top-notch ghostwriting services and life-changing classes. We also specialize in mega platform-driven four-color lifestyle books in the areas of home décor, fashion, food, travel, and wellness.

We are passionate about discovering fresh voices and cultivating long-term careers, but most of all we pride ourselves on being fierce advocates for our authors and striving for client satisfaction at every step of the publishing process. We are committed to our work as life-long author champions and dedicated to building books as brands in new and innovative ways.

Most importantly, we love what we do, and it shines through in each and every project.