Steven Hond

Steven Hond

Founder of Uitgeverij Komma and publisher

My love for books started at a young age. Since I was a 14-year-old boy, I’ve been passionately working at various printing companies. I enjoyed it so much I started my own printing company, Flevodruk Harderwijk, at the age of 30. Specialising in art book printing, we received various national and international awards, with the cherry on the cake being Sappi’s 1999 'Best Printer of the World' award. 

After years of working as a book printer, I decided to switch to the publishing world. I had always enjoyed watching publishers work on the design of their books and got eager to do the same thing myself. In 2000 I started PS Items. Then, in 2007, I founded publishing house d'Jonge Hond, later emerging into the imprint Uitgeverij Komma.

I only publish books I have a personal passion for. Over the years, I’ve specialised in cookery, photography and art books. With my experience as a publisher, I can often go the extra mile and think outside the box. In addition, I’ve gathered a large network of designers and specialists around me allowing me to create the sort of special books that regularly receive awards.