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 , editorial director, commissioning editor, production manager, copywriter, 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 and stock control. 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.
Amy Howard edits our videos and manages our YouTube channel.
Michelle Charman keeps Handheld’s metadata in order, and is Kate’s on-call PA.
Judith Wise maintains order in our publicity and marketing.
Kat Marsh is our book stall assistant.
Our ebooks are produced by Peter Davis at Bluewave Publishing.
Our UK distribution and sales are handled by Ingram Publisher Services. Our books are distributed throughout the rest of the world by Two Rivers / Ingram (and that includes Australia, where they work with New South Books).
Siserone design and maintain our website and look after data management.