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. As well as finding the books.
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 YouTube channel is managed by Amy Howard.
Emer O’Hanlon is our Instagram manager.