Mutual Publishing's Mission
Established in 1974 with the publication of Hawaii Planner, A Travel Diary,
Mutual Publishing is proud to offer one of the largest selections of Hawaiiana
titles found in the Islands. We publish books about everything from Hawaiian,
history, and natural sciences to fiction, and local arts and crafts. Mutual
Publishing draws from a diverse group of dynamic authors, artists,
photographers, and experts to be Hawaii's largest trade publishing house.
Mutual Publishing also offers a full range of private label products and
Although Mutual Publishing's product lines have grown considerably, our goal
has remained simple:
"To be Hawaii's premier provider of Hawaiiana books and private label
||Mutual Publishing begins publishing in Hawaii
with its first book, Hawaii Planner, under the imprint of Hymer
||Mutual Publishing releases Hawaiian Journey by Joseph
G. Mullins, which goes on to become a timeless collection of historical images of Hawaii that continues
to be a bestselling favorite. A new edition will be released in 2008.
||Mutual Publishing releases its first major coffee table
book, Hawaiian Yesterdays.
||Mutual Publishing releases Maui On My Mind, which would become
the standard for coffee-table books in Hawaii.
||Mutual Publishing produces its first packaging book,
Ellison Onizuka: A Remembrance, for the Onizuka Memorial Committee.
||Mutual Publishing moves its offices to the
historic community of Kaimuki.
||Mutual Publishing begins publishing children's books under
the imprint MnM books.
||Mutual Publishing achieves a milestone of selling over
1,000,000 books since its beginning in 1974.
||Mutual Publishing proudly releases With Sam Choy:
Cooking From the Heart, the first of many bestselling cookbooks by
Hawaii's goodwill ambassador, Chef Sam Choy.
||Mutual Publishing releases its first line of
calendars and stationery products.
||Mutual Publishing celebrates twenty-five years in business in Hawaii
and releases Hawaii Looking: Back An Illustrated History of the Islands.
||Mutual Publishing reaches a milestone of 3,000,000
books sold with the release of thirty-one new titles, its then most releases
in a single year.
||Mutual Publishing begins the BeachHouse Publishing imprint
of children's books, created by Jane Hopkins, its production director.
||Mutual Publishing, along with its imprint BeachHouse Publishing,
releases a record number of fifty-one new books in a single year. The subject and genre range
emphasize Mutual's commitment to telling Hawaii's story.
||Another record setting year: Mutual Publishing
releases fifty titles and BeachHouse Publishing, ten titles. Mutual begins releasing new
editions of cookbooks by Muriel Miura, remembered for her nationally televised cooking
shows from the 1970s, New World of Cooking with Muriel Miura and Cook Japanese.
||Mutual Publishing begins "partner-publishing," releasing
Betty Shimabukuro's By Request, which raised over $10,000 for the Institute
of Human Services. A record-setting 540,000 Mutual books are sold - the third consecutive
year of over 500,000 copies sold! Mutual now has published over 500 titles.
||Mutual Publishing expands its partner-publishing, releasing
Muriel Miura and Betty Shimabukuro's What Hawaii Likes to Eat, with
proceeds going to the American Heart Association.