Please join us on Saturday, November 15th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Pop-Up Holiday Book & Gift Fair. It will be held in Kaimuki at Bess Press, 3565 Harding Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816. Sellers will be donating a portion of their proceeds to help support Aloha Harvest, a non-profit organization helping to feed Hawaii's hungry.
There will be a wide selection of books available at discounted prices. This is a great opportunity to support the local publishing community and get some early Christmas shopping done. Several HBPA members with award-winning titles will be there including:
Mark your calendar now, and we look forward to seeing you there.
KA PALAPALA PO'OKELA AWARDS 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?
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
On May 10th, 2013, the Hawai'i State
Library hosted the annual Ka Palapala Po'okela Awards. Each
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.
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,
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