Handheld Press sells handpicked stories from the past and the present, because they are remarkable and wonderful. We publish the novels that we can’t put down, and the stories we want to give to our friends as presents. Handheld Press books are beautiful objects, designed and laid out with care.
Handheld Classics reprints forgotten fiction and authors who need to be rediscovered, with introductions by experts and astonishingly useful notes. Handheld Research presents stories from scholarly research, in plain English. Handheld Modern brings you excellent modern fiction and non-fiction from living authors.
Adrift in the Middle Kingdom
An epic sweep of narrative that takes the reader from 1920s Shanghai to a forgotten city beyond the Great Wall of China. Running like a thread of darkness through the story is opium, from poppy head harvesting to death through addiction.
Read it now!
Pitching to Publishers workshop
14 July: Kate will be running a workshop on how to pitch your book to a publisher, at Frome Library.
How Publishing Works
17 July: Kate will be giving a talk at Aberdeen Central Library about Handheld, publishing, and how to get published. (Also with a book stall.)