Handheld Press was set up by Kate Macdonald — a literary historian, editor, reviewer and a former lecturer in British literature and cultural history. She has published over fifty books, chapters and articles of her own research on twentieth-century British book history and publishing culture. As an editor she spent fifteen years helping other writers tell their stories, in archaeology, history, clinical practice and building conservation. She is Handheld’s commissioning editor, copywriter, editorial director, production manager, image researcher, print buyer, and publicity & marketing coordinator. Multi-tasking, bright ideas and communications are her business.
David Marsh is in charge of Handheld’s financial management. Logic patrol, reining in unwarranted enthusiasms and playing devil’s advocate are his responsibilities. He is a mathematician and statistician, and takes a great many photographs.
All Handheld Press books and marketing materials are designed by Nadja Guggi of Messrs Dash + Dare.
Our videos on our YouTube channel used to be edited and managed by Kat Marsh, and are now managed by Harriet Marsh, who also created our animated logo.
Emer O’Hanlon is our Instagram manager.
Judith Wise (UK) and Jay Nachman (US) support and advise on our publicity and marketing.
Siserone design and maintain our website and look after data management.