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Welcome! Lō‘ihi Press is a local family-owned independent book publishing company based in Honolulu, Hawai’i that supports Hawai‘i and Pacific writers.

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Our Mission

We are committed to producing Hawai‘i and Pacific themed books of all genres and sizes whose entertainment value always matches their political and historical importance.

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“In this age of crushing conformity and slippery values, Josh Green’s “Idea Man” delivers us all, young and old, a wonderful and unique reminder of eternal life lessons and of the sheer power of the fully freed and creative mind.”

Ed Case, U.S. Congressman (D-HI)  - http://www.edcase.com/

Meļaļ is “an extraordinary work that defies categorization . . . a political and social treatise disguised as a novel.”

Byron Bender, a University of Hawai'i linguist  - http://www2.hawaii.edu/~bender/

Panek succeeds in showing that racial conflict exists first, foremost, and finally within ourselves.

Chris McKinney  - http://chrismckinneylac.com/

“The Idea Man is a fun, fun read. Plum and Boy are a couple of endearing characters that you will wish you knew. Like all good books, I didn’t want it to end.”

Patricia Wood, author of "Lottery"  - http://www.patriciawoodauthor.com/

“Like the best people I know, these characters are full of life and imagination, fully welcome in the lives of my children.”

Robert Barclay, author of Meļaļ and Hawai‘i Smiles  - http://www.robert-barclay.com/

“Barclay excels at description, narrative, and character.”

Honolulu Weekly  - http://tiny.cc/honoluluweekly

“A bleak, unflinching look back at a time so dark in Hawaiian history that when MacMillan shines a narrative light on it, the reader is disoriented and awed by its depravity. Grand in detail, vision, and voice, the novel is a stunning achievement by a true master.” –—Chris McKinney, author of The Tattoo and Yakudoshi

Meļaļ is a “rare and precious gift to all humanity.”

Teresia Teaiwa, Pacific Islands Studies, Victoria University at Wellington  - http://www.victoria.ac.nz/pasifika/staff/teresia-teaiwa.aspx