Bishop Museum goes digital with e-book publications

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Five of the most historically important and popular books by Bishop Museum Press are now available as e-books.

Titles available for Kindle, iPad and Nook e-readers include Folktales of Hawai'i, collected and translated by Mary Kawena Pukui with Laura Green; Ka Po'e Kahiko: The People of Old; Works of the People of Old, Tales and Traditions of the People of Old by Samuel Kamakau; and A Legendary Tradition of Kamapua'a, the Hawaiian Pig-God by Lilikalâ Kame'eleihiwa.

An additional ten titles will become available over the next few months including Hawaiian Antiquities by David Malo; 'Ôlelo No'eau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings, collected and translated by Mary Kawena Pukui; Arts and Crafts of Hawaii; Native Planters in Old Hawaii; Native Land and Foreign Desires; Kepelino's Traditions of Hawaii; Fragments of Hawaiian History; Ancient Sites of O'ahu; Mai Pa'a I Ka Leo: Historical Voice in Primary Hawaiian Materials, Looking Forward and Listening Back; and the Amy Greenwell Garden Ethnobotanical Guide to Native Hawaiian Plants.

"We're excited to begin offering our titles in digital format," said Press Director Ron Cox. "E-books provide another means for extending our reach, offering added convenience and engaging new readers in the rich legacy of storytelling and sharing knowledge, which remain at the heart of the museum's mission."

The e-books retail for $9.99 and are available on (for Kindle), Barnes& (for Nook), and Apple's iBookstore/iTunes (for iPad).

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