As well as launching our books in bookshops, we often sell Handheld Press books at book fairs, conventions, conferences and AGMs, depending on the subject. Kate also gives talks about publishing and design at libraries, and runs workshops on how publishing works for aspiring authors (and publishers).
Here’s our current list of events. Do come and see us! And if you’d like to book a talk (no fee), email us at enquiries at handheldpress.co.uk.
We are continually in talks to create more book stalls, events and talks in 2020 and beyond: do revisit this page to see what has been arranged, or sign up to our monthly Newsletter.
21 March: Handheld will have a stall at the States of Independence Publishers’ Fair at De Montfort University, Leicester.
24 March: Kate will be launching Business as Usual at Hatchards Piccadilly, in London, with Lucinda Gosling of the Mary Evans Picture Library, and literary journalist Lucy Scholes.
10-13 April: Handheld will be running a stall at Concentric 2020, the UK’s EasterCon, at the Birmingham NEC Hilton.
25 April: Kate will be running a workshop on working out your best read at the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, in the Cotswolds between Bath and Stroud. Download the programme here: hawkesbury-upton-literature-festival-programme-2020-3
21 May: Kate will be moderating a discussion panel at the Bath Festival on forgotten stories, with biographer and critic Sarah LeFanu, the book critic and Second Shelf Quarterly managing editor Lucy Scholes and cultural historian Louisa Adjoa Parker.
1-4 July: Handheld will be running a SFF Writing Retreat with Una McCormack and Helen Marshall, in Malvern, Worcestershire.
25-27 September: We’ll be selling our books at FantasyCon in London.