Welcome to Kahala Press LLC

About Kahala Press

Established in 2010, Kahala Press is an independent publisher based in Hawaii. We actively extend our services to those who wish to self-publish and pride ourselves on bringing innovation and affordability to your projects, no matter how big or small they might be.

The Internet has changed the book world. Over 750,000 books (including e-books) are published each year in the United States and more than half of them are self-published. With sites such as Kindle Direct, anyone can now publish a book; however, the real questions are:

How do you know your book is the best it can be?

And most important, how do you stand out in the crowd?

If you want your work to get the recognition it deserves, then you need a second set of eyes and this is where we can be of the most help.

Unfortunately, the statistics are not looking promising for authors.

On average, most new authors can expect to sell only 2,500 copies of their book, if that. And to make matters worse, more and more publishers are doing less and less while expecting their authors to do more and more.

The truth is writing a book is tough and the competition for sales is even tougher. If you are going to write a book, then you owe it to yourself and your readers to make it the very best it can possibly be.

Let us help.


Zen Gardens and Chalkboards: An Introduction to Model Theory

Our latest book delves into model theory, which is a rather revolutionary way of conceptualizing how the mind works. It takes a basic premise (the mind creates an internal model of the external world), then explores the possibilities of what this actually means for us in terms of our relationships and place in the world.

It's a fascinating read and will give you plenty to think about. The book is now available at Barnes and Noble.


The Art of the Sentence

Published in 2019 and inspired from The Art of the Cut, The Art of the Sentence is our latest publication and is now available on Amazon.

The Art of the Sentence

It wades into the difficult topic of rhetoric and reviews over 120 rhetorical devices. It strips away most of the jargon and explains things in a simple and straightforward way.

It is not only loaded with insights but also serves as a quick and easy reference. If you are a beginning writer or just want to learn more about rhetoric, this book is a perfect reference to own.


The Art of the Cut

Published in 2015, The Art of the Cut is becoming recognized as one of the best books on film editing. It takes the position that there is no one right way to edit a film and as one reviewer has stated, by not being definitive about the editing process, it has become the "definitive" book on film editing. 

It reviews over 100 concepts related to the practice of editing and can help provide you with a solid foundation on which to become a skilled editor. The book takes the most important concepts in editing and explains them in an abbreviated, easy-to-understand way. It is packed with insight and wisdom and also functions as a handy reference guide. If you are a beginning filmmaker or just want to learn more about how movies are made, you can't go wrong with getting a copy of this book.

The book is available on Amazon and from other fine retailers.

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