Propriometrics Press is a small but mighty press located in Washington State. We published our first title, biomechanist Katy Bowman’s Alignment Matters, in 2013. Since then, books we have published include Bowman’s Move Your DNA and Dynamic Aging, Doniga Markegard’s Wolf Girl and Dawn Again, and Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well, by Roland and Galina Denzel. Propriometrics titles have won awards, been produced as audio books, and been translated into 16 foreign languages (and counting!).
Propriometrics press publishes innovative books about movement: in our bodies, our minds, and our lives.
We aim to inspire our readers to consider the meaning and importance of movement and to move, think, and live differently.
We are committed to giving authors the freedom to express ideas that challenge conventions and change the world—one individual at a time.
TeamKaty Bowman, Publisher
In the fourth grade, Bowman crushed Ms. Franich’s summer reading contest by submitting over 800 pages read (a tiny construction paper book was given for every 25 pages). She ceremoniously stapled each 25-page book next to her name, creating a line that (obnoxiously, to many) went off of the bulletin board and trailed down toward the floor.
To this day, she needs spellchecker for words like bulletin, but adores books, especially books by people with brilliant, convention-defying ideas that inspire her to evolve.
Penelope is an editor living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Having worked for over a dozen years in book publishing, she is passionate about making text of all kinds excellent, and she is particularly delighted to be working with Propriometrics Press on books with radical and transformative messages for our minds, bodies, and communities. She is homeschooling her two young children, and she divides her time between the laptop, the banjo, the woods, and the ocean.
Zsofi Koller is a web and print designer living in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. She is particularly fond of moving her body, reading, and designing beautiful things – so getting to create the designs for a small press with the mission of Propriometrics Press is a dream come true. On a given day you can find Zsofi getting schooled by her twin daughters, walking her hyperactive young dog by the ocean, and dancing to Daft Punk at her standing desk.
Christina helps amplify the innovative efforts of authors by reaching out to influential media professionals and like-minded organizations for book reviews, interviews, author profiles, excerpt placements, and other coverage. She specializes in books on health, nutrition, food, gardening, the environment, and sustainable agriculture. When not chasing after her two young kids, Christina can often be found walking along the shores of Lake Champlain (thank you Katy Bowman!), planning her next DIY home furnishing project, or quietly pondering why she ever decided to take her husband’s last name.
Michael got his start in the book business in high school boxing up returns at the Tattered Cover Bookstore, and has been happily ensnared by the industry ever since: 35 years as a bookseller, magazine editor, and publisher. He loves composting, playing the piano, scuba diving, and hiking in the mud in five-finger shoes; and lives with his wife and two dogs in Bellingham, WA.