Celebrate 35 Years with Bamboo Ridge Press

by Alex on November 15, 2014
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Bamboo Ridge Press has been an institution in the local literary world for the past thirty-five years, spanning 104 issues sharing the work of over 900 different authors. Every year, the publisher releases two volumes: one anthology and a single-author …

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Watermark Publishing’s GIVABLE Gift Baskets

by Misty on November 13, 2014
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Kau Kau Cuisine gift set

Are you looking for that perfect present for the holidays? Watermark Publishing just might have what you are looking for.

Watermark is known locally for the production value they put into their books, and these …

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New books from Mutual and BeachHouse for Fall 2014

by Alex on November 11, 2014
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This Saturday is the Hawaii Book Publisher Association’s Holiday Book Fair, and in anticipation of this sale we wanted to highlight some of the new books coming out from Mutual Publishing and BeachHouse Publishing.

Known for their wide …

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2014 Hawaii Book Publishers Holiday SALE!

by Misty on October 30, 2014
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After the loss of BORDERS Bookstores and the recent closing of the Kahala Mall Barnes & Noble, there are fewer opportunities to properly peruse through the latest Hawai’i books. Even at the Hawai’i Book and Music Festival it’s hard to …

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A Booklist to Honor the Goddess Pele

by Misty on October 15, 2014
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The Puna region of Hawaiʻi is having a tough a year. Hurricane Iselle seemed to do her worst there, crippling businesses and residents for weeks without power and water. And just when things started to improve, the communities of Pahoa …

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The Hawaiian Survival Handbook (Book review)

by Misty on September 17, 2014
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Survival and preparedness guides have gained a lot of popularity in the last few years, becoming a part of pop culture with the broadcast of reality shows like Doomsday Preppers and apocalyptic dramas like The Walking Dead.

The Hawaiian Survival

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Lihue Mill (Book Review)

by Alex on July 21, 2014
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Regardless of the long-term social and environmental impacts of the sugar industry in Hawaiʻi, there is no argument that sugar production played an important role in shaping the culture and communities of our island home. This is evident in the …

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The Hawaii Movie & Television Book (book review)

by Misty on July 15, 2014
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The scenic islands of Hawai‘i have long been the subject and location of many television and movie productions. Ed Rampell and Luis I. Reyes have compiled a unique reference book for screen enthusiasts in The Hawai‘i Movie and Television Book:

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Cacy & Kiara and the Curse of the Kii (Book Review)

by Alex on July 7, 2014
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You don’t see many local chapter books for children published regularly, so anytime Misty and I come across one, we are always eager to see how well it stands up and helps advance the genre. Cacy & Kiara and the

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Writing the Hawaii Memoir: Advice and Exercises to Help You Tell Your Story (book review)

by Misty on June 30, 2014
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No plot, no problem! 30 days to a complete manuscript! Publish your own Kindle bestseller!

I’m no stranger to the market of these writing/publishing guide books. In the ever-long quest to improve my word-smithing skills I’ve purchased, borrowed, downloaded and …

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Have your history and eat it too… From Kau Kau to Cuisine (book review)

by Misty on June 23, 2014
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Just take a moment to enjoy that cover picture and imagine it on your coffee table. The screen doesn’t do it any justice. You can’t see the embossed logo and lettering, or the smooth, glossy pages. They say we eat …

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