About

Welcome to Watermark Publishing, a homegrown Hawai‘i publisher specializing in books about the 50th State. Based on Bishop Street, in the heart of Honolulu, we bring you the best of the Islands — from sports stories to small-kid titles, guidebooks to plantation memoirs.

We are proud to have been a part of the Hawai‘i book publishing community for over a decade. We have examined the lives of President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator Spark Matsunaga, legendary entertainer Don Ho and Governor Ben Cayetano. We have shared secrets from the kitchens of Chef Alan Wong, Chef Chai Chaowasaree, Chef Elmer Guzman, Kapi‘olani Community College and the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau Federation. We have delved into the rich and complex histories of Kamehameha Schools and Kalaupapa; explored the old Honolulu Stadium and the upcountry hills of Alii Kula Lavender farm; and reinvented the myths of old Hawai‘i. We listen with delight to children reading aloud stories of a poetry-loving mouse, a determined lima bean, a clever mosquito and bullying gecko and the courageous waterman Eddie Aikau.

We invite you to pick up one of our books and help us celebrate the Aloha State — its people and places, its past and future, its unique, mixed-plate culture.

Corporate & Bulk Buys

Watermark offers discounts on a sliding scale for corporate or bulk purchases. Talk to us about possible branding options, including custom seals, bookplates or imprints directly on book jackets. For more information, contact our Director of Sales & Marketing, Dawn Sakamoto, at dawn (at) bookshawaii (dot) net or 808-534-7170.

Fundraising Opportunities

Books from Watermark make great fundraising items! Your group can earn 30% or more of a book’s retail price. Options include online fulfillment through Watermark’s website and custom branding. For more information, contact our Director of Sales & Marketing, Dawn Sakamoto, at dawn (at) bookshawaii (dot) net or 808-534-7170.

Media Contact

To request author interviews or other information, members of the media may contact our Director of Sales & Marketing, Dawn Sakamoto, at dawn (at) bookshawaii (dot) net or 808-534-7170.

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