KA PALAPALA PO'OKELA AWARDS 2014

KPP Award Winners 2014

On Thursday evening, April 24, the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association (HBPA) revealed the winners of the 2014 Ka Palapala Po‘okela book awards at a lively ceremony at the East-West Center emceed by local television commentator Howard Dicus. The celebratory event marked the 21st year of the awards, which are presented by HBPA to recognize the finest books published in Hawai‘i during the previous year and honor the individuals and companies involved in their creation. The judging process relied on panels of three adjudicators from Hawai‘i’s book community to evaluate titles within their assigned categories. This year a total of 48 entries from 37 separate book projects from a spectrum of local publishers were nominated in ten categories. Additional event photos can be found on Flickr.

Is Amazon bad for books?

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Cheap Words is an in-depth exposé by George Packer that explores how Amazon is profoundly affecting the publishing industry. Source: The New Yorker (2014)

 

THE VALUE OF KA PALAPALA PO'OKELA

 

THE NANJING MASSACRE: POEMS

 

Author, Wing Tek Lum, discusses his latest work.

KA PALAPALA PO'OKELA

 

Ka Palapala Pookela

On May 10th, 2013, the Hawai'i State Library hosted the annual Ka Palapala Po'okela Awards. Each year, the event acknowledges excellence among local authors, designers, editors, illustrators, and photographers across several categories. The association wishes to thank all those who participated with a special mahalo to the Hawai'i State Library for their incredible aloha in helping with the event. We also wish to thank not only all the nominees and their publishers but the judges who had the difficult task of choosing winners among the many exceptional books.  

DAUGHTERS OF FIRE

 

Big Island author, Tom Peek, discusses his latest novel, Daughters of Fire.

ABOUT US

 

Hawaii Book Publishing Association (HBPA)

 

The Hawaii Book Publishers Association (HBPA), established in 1986, is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote book publishing in Hawaii. The association's members presently include the state's preeminent book publishers, consultants, and distributors.

HBPA activities have included:

  • creation and sponsorship of the Ka Palapala Po'okela Awards program which, with assistance from the public libraries of Hawai'l and input from the public, recognizes the best in Hawai'i book publishing.
  • support for statewide literacy programs.
  • sponsorship of events and workshops for authors and publishers.
  • participation in local, national, and international trade shows and conventions such as those organized by the American Booksellers Association, American Library Assocation, and other trade associations.
  • book displays and promotions at local national retail outlets, shopping malls, schools, and other public locations.