How To Get Your Book Published in Hawaii

The Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association, in conjunction with Outreach College, University of Hawai‘i-Manoa, presents “How to Get Your Book Published in Hawai‘i,” a one-day course for aspiring authors and publishers, on Saturday, June 16, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM. Onsite registration will begin at 8:30 AM at UHM Pacific Ocean Science & Technology 127, with smaller sessions held at Kuykendall Hall. Cost for the course is $75. To register, contact the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College at: 808-956-8400 or online here.

Course presenters include industry professionals from local book publishers (including University of Hawai‘i Press), designers, distributors, and consulting companies, who will speak on topics ranging from acquisitions and editing; distribution, marketing, and sales; financial considerations, among others. The keynote speaker will be columnist/author/playwright Lee Cataluna. In addition to the informational sessions, benefits of attending include extensive take-home handouts and exceptional access to many of the key people in the book publishing industry.

Sessions will include:
“The Essence of Story is Conflict”—Lee Cataluna, keynote speaker
“Acquisitions and Editing”—Roger Jellinek (Jellinek & Murray Literary Agency) and Chris McKinney (author)
“Design and Production”—Angela Wu-Ki (Angela Wu-Ki Design) and DeSoto Brown (author)
“Sales, Marketing, and Distribution”—Bev Motz (Bess Press) and Jeff Swartz (Islander Group)
“A Book’s Life: A Timeline of Your Book from Acquisition to Publication”—Masako K. Ikeda (University of Hawai‘i Press), Julie Chun (Julie Chun Design), and Nora Okja Keller (author)
“To Publish or Not to Publish? Selecting the Best Method to Publish Your Book”—Dave Takaki (Editions Ltd.), Burl Burlingame (Pacific Monograph), and Tom Coffman (author)
“Dollars and Sense: The Monetary Costs and Rewards in Book Publishing”—Ron Cox (Bishop Museum Press), Bev Motz (Bess Press), and Tom Coffman (author)
“Staying Alive! How to Maintain and Increase Your Book’s Sales After its Release”—Theresia Howe and Julie Funasaki (both of Island Heritage)
 **Topics and presenters are subject to change.