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Welcome! Lō‘ihi Press is a local family-owned independent book publishing company based in Honolulu, Hawai’i that supports local writers.
We are committed to producing Hawai‘i-themed books of all genres and sizes whose entertainment value always matches their political and historical importance.
Like the Lō‘ihi Seamount, Lō‘ihi Press is already emerging as the next link in Hawai‘i’s great chain of independent publishing houses.
We Support Local Writers!
Our mission is to encourage reading by connecting readers with authors from their communities. We feel that fostering a personal relationship between author and reader will allow a number of wonderful things to happen. First and foremost, it will encourage more people to read more books. (more…)
Byron Bender, a University of Hawai'i linguist - http://www2.hawaii.edu/~bender/
Meļaļ is “an extraordinary work that defies categorization . . . a political and social treatise disguised as a novel.”
Chris McKinney - http://chrismckinneylac.com/
Panek succeeds in showing that racial conflict exists first, foremost, and finally within ourselves.
Robert Barclay, author of Meļaļ and Hawai‘i Smiles - http://www.robert-barclay.com/
“Like the best people I know, these characters are full of life and imagination, fully welcome in the lives of my children.”
Teresia Teaiwa, Pacific Islands Studies, Victoria University at Wellington - http://www.victoria.ac.nz/pasifika/staff/teresia-teaiwa.aspx
Meļaļ is a “rare and precious gift to all humanity.”
Ed Case, U.S. Congressman (D-HI) - http://www.edcase.com/
“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.”
Honolulu Weekly - http://tiny.cc/honoluluweekly
“Barclay excels at description, narrative, and character.”
Patricia Wood, author of "Lottery" - http://www.patriciawoodauthor.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.”