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About Us

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 services. 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 merchandise.”

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Ask the Publisher

Do you ship internationally? 2017-06-06T22:44:38+00:00

Yes! Please call Mutual Publishing at (1-808) 732-1709 for shipping quotes.

I am looking for a specific book published by Mutual Publishing. How do I find it? 2017-06-06T22:41:32+00:00

With our redesigned website, we have made it easier than ever to find a book. Simply type the title, author’s name, or ISBN, into the search bar in our online bookstore and all possibilities will be presented to you.

I have a question for an author. How can I get in touch with him or her? 2017-06-06T22:38:06+00:00

Unfortunately, it is against Mutual Publishing’s policy to release contact information about our authors and illustrators. We will be happy to forward an email or foward a letter for you. Please include a return address on all correspondence.

I’m a retailer, how can I buy Mutual Publishing’s books? 2017-06-06T22:37:04+00:00

If you are a retailer looking to purchase our books wholesale, there are two ways to do it: You may call our distributor Booklines Hawaii at (808) 676-0116 or 1-877-828-4852 (Toll Free) and apply to become an approved vendor or you may call us at (808) 732-1709 to get ordering instructions. We will require pre-payment via Visa, or Master Card or company check. You will be required to pay freight.

How do I submit a manuscript? 2017-06-06T22:35:56+00:00

Submitting a manuscript is easy! Click on the Submit a Manuscript link above for complete instructions.

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Publisher’s Message

E-Books Vs Print Books

We continually get asked about the impact of ebooks. While 20 percent of national sales are now digital, print books sales have started to grow slightly as new retail channels opened up. The big impact of ebooks has been in the romance, fiction and nonfiction genres where lost revenue for print book sellers has resulted in bookstore chains to close or retrench. Internet sales are growing. We are looking forward to technology that will make ebook conversion to convert illustrative content into digital delivery less expensive and time consuming.

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Author Publishing

The other continuing big development is author publishing. For a fee, authors can have their book available as print-on-demand, as an ebook, or as a printed inventoried book—or all three. The author is in complete control of contents, choosing the level of proofing and editing, he/she deems warranted. The author is entirely responsible for sales and marketing. This works great if there is a definable, easily reachable targeted market. A small percentage of author-published books make it big. (There are of course name authors who prefer to do their own publishing,

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