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Henry Bennett

Henry Bennett - Editor

Paradise—I live in Hawai‘i

Writer—editor—publisher—publishing consultant thoroughly experienced in working with both traditional publishers and independent authors

Overview

Principal in a business providing consulting and support for authors and commercial, institutional, and private publishers. We work with individuals and organizations to identify and assess targeted markets and craft strategic positioning, presentations, and publications most likely to win support/generate sales. Our services include competitive analysis, manuscript evaluation, proposal development, contract review, writing, editing, ghost-writing, design, production oversight, and marketing. Clients have included the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, East-West Center, Kamehameha Schools Press, National Association of Laboratory Schools, National Medical Association, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Pacific Trade Group, Pelagic Fisheries Research Program, United Nations Development Programme, and numerous authors. Our most-recent publication is "Living Abled and Healthy: Your Guide to Injury and Illness Recovery."

Publishing may be one of the last professions continuing to create generalists. Over my career I have addressed works in fields ranging from anthropology to Asian/Pacific economics, history, and security to cancer to Hawai‘i/Pacific children’s literature to diving to effluent dispersal and effects to fiction for both adults and children to Hawaiian culture to general medicine to multi-cultural education to ocean-benthic studies to pelagic fisheries to psychology to sailing to soil taxonomy to Texas ranching to travel to water resources to zoology, to offer just a partial list. This diverse professional background provides a strong underpinning for future efforts working with your projects.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's Picture Books Crime & Mystery Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy Historical Fiction Literature Science Fiction Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics Education & Reference Engineering Health & wellbeing History Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Nature Politics & Current Affairs Publishing Sports & outdoor recreation Transportation Travel

Certifications

  • Stanford Publishing Course, 1987

Work experience

Editor

Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

March, 2008 – December, 2010 (almost 3 years)

Managed the “Publications/Multimedia Group,” providing technical editing of field-specific scientific reports and papers, design/production oversight, and project scheduling. Substantially increased productivity and efficiency by improving coordination and publications advising with researchers and redesigned/edited reports for improved clarity and to speed writing and publication of research.

Director, Editor, and Publications Specialist

Kamehameha Schools Press

February, 1993 – September, 2006 (over 13 years)

Managed the operation of the educational institution’s book-publishing program. Publications have included numerous Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association Ka Palapala Po‘okela award-winning titles such as the S.M. Kamakau “Best Hawai‘i Book of the Year” Award winners The Fish and their Gifts/Nā Makana a Nā I‘a (2005); Ke Aupuni Mō‘ī (2003); and Kamehameha and His Warrior Kekūhaupi‘o (2001); From the Mountains to the Sea: Early Hawaiian Life; and other textbooks, supplemental reading materials, and scholarly journals. Development of Kamehameha Schools Press from a minor element of a media department into an independent publishing division, from two commercially sold titles to fifty-four commercially sold titles, required the creation of an editorial advisory board; the establishment of in-house style and publication standards and manuscript review and acceptance standards; editing, design, and production oversight; advertising and marketing effort; and the assistance of dedicated colleagues.

President

Independent Resources

February, 1989 – Present (almost 28 years)

Consulting and support for commercial, institutional, and private publishers. Working with organizations and individuals to identify and assess targeted markets and craft strategic positioning, presentations, and publications most likely to win support/generate sales. Services include competitive analysis, manuscript evaluation, proposal development, contract review, writing, editing, ghost-writing, design, production oversight, and marketing. Clients have included the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, East-West Center, Kamehameha Schools Press, National Association of Laboratory Schools, National Medical Association, Pelagic Fisheries Research Program, United Nations Development Programme, and numerous authors.

Vice President for Marketing

Pacific Trade Group (Booklines Hawaii)

February, 1988 – February, 1989 (about 1 year)

Planned and directed communications, advertising, governmental relations, and local and national promotional meetings and campaigns. Led marketing meetings, prepared marketing materials, and shared supervision, with corporate president, of sales staff in a highly competitive business environment. Assessed market segmentation, targeted new accounts, and increased market share. Distributed Hawai‘i products to book and non-book outlets throughout Hawai‘i, the U.S. mainland, and the world.

Editor/Manager

Bishop Museum Press

June, 1983 – February, 1988 (over 4 years)

Responsibilities included external media contact, generating communications, marketing, and sales materials, and marketing oversight; acquisitions; negotiation of author, co publication, and manufacturing agreements; and editorial and production oversight for museum press. Shared responsibility for museum’s public-outreach newsletter. Publications included reissuing classic works by Hawaiian historians Samuel Kamakau and David Malo and the initial publication of Mary Kawena Pukui’s groundbreaking popular and scholarly cultural reference ‘Ōlelo No‘eau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Living Abled and Healthy: Your Guide to Injury and Illness Recovery

Christopher R. Brigham-MD, Henry Bennett

Living Abled and Healthy: Your Guide to Injury and Illness Recovery offers us help for some of the most difficult times of our lives--when we or someone we love are injured or ill and doing our best to recover as fully as possible. In an easy-to-read presentation, Living Abled and Healthy provides insights, knowledge, and resources for dealing with our most challenging medical, legal, insuranc... read more

Living Abled and Healthy: Your Guide to Injury and Illness Recovery offers us help for some of the most difficult times of our lives--when we or someone we love are injured or ill and doing our best to recover as fully as possible. In an easy-to-read presentation, Living Abled and Healthy provides insights, knowledge, and resources for dealing with our most challenging medical, legal, insuranc... read more

Kamehameha and His Warrior Kekuhaupi'o

The Reverend Stephen L. Desha

"Beginning with the traditional history of the great chief 'Umi and ending with the death of Kamehameha III in 1854, this volume covers the rediscovery of the Hawaiian Islands by Captain James Cook, the consolidation of the Hawaiian Kingdom by Kamehameha I, the coming of missionaries and the changes affecting the kingdom during the first half of the nineteenth century. Originally, this history... read more

"Beginning with the traditional history of the great chief 'Umi and ending with the death of Kamehameha III in 1854, this volume covers the rediscovery of the Hawaiian Islands by Captain James Cook, the consolidation of the Hawaiian Kingdom by Kamehameha I, the coming of missionaries and the changes affecting the kingdom during the first half of the nineteenth century. Originally, this history... read more

'Olelo No'eau : Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings

Considered the finest ines compendium of traditional Hawaiian insight and lore handed down through generations of oral tradition. This book is a treasure of more than 3,000 proverbs and sayings displaying the knowledge, compassion, foibles, humor, morality, and beliefs of the Hawaiian people.

Considered the finest ines compendium of traditional Hawaiian insight and lore handed down through generations of oral tradition. This book is a treasure of more than 3,000 proverbs and sayings displaying the knowledge, compassion, foibles, humor, morality, and beliefs of the Hawaiian people.

From the Mountains to the Sea: Early Hawaiian Life

Julie Stewart Williams

by Julie Stewart Williams. Illustrated by Robin Yoko Racoma. This award-winning book describes and illustrates the life, activities and natural environment in the Hawaiian Islands before Western contact. Accessible to students yet informative for adults. “…an engaging introduction to the original Hawaiian civilization…” Herb Kawainui Kane. 1997. 191 pp., 7" x 8 1/2". Acid-free text, softcover.

by Julie Stewart Williams. Illustrated by Robin Yoko Racoma. This award-winning book describes and illustrates the life, activities and natural environment in the Hawaiian Islands before Western contact. Accessible to students yet informative for adults. “…an engaging introduction to the original Hawaiian civilization…” Herb Kawainui Kane. 1997. 191 pp., 7" x 8 1/2". Acid-free text, softcover.

Hawai'i Island Legends: Pele Pīkoi and Others

Here are the heroes, gods and goddesses of Hawai‘i at their most powerful and colorful—but here are also stories of a cowrie shell, a banana skin, a hidden island, and ordinary people who experienced extraordinary events. Collected and edited by noted Hawaiian scholar Mary Kawena Pukui, and retold for a broad audience by Caroline Curtis, this volume is delightful introduction to Hawai‘i's rich... read more

Here are the heroes, gods and goddesses of Hawai‘i at their most powerful and colorful—but here are also stories of a cowrie shell, a banana skin, a hidden island, and ordinary people who experienced extraordinary events. Collected and edited by noted Hawaiian scholar Mary Kawena Pukui, and retold for a broad audience by Caroline Curtis, this volume is delightful introduction to Hawai‘i's rich... read more

The Water of Kane: And Other Legends of the Hawaiian Islands

Mary K. Pukui, Caroline Curtis

The lore of 'Aukele, who stole the magical "water of Kane", along with a host of other folktales from the varied islands of Hawai'i.

The lore of 'Aukele, who stole the magical "water of Kane", along with a host of other folktales from the varied islands of Hawai'i.

The Fish And Their Gifts

Joshua Kaiponohea Stender

Ka Lama Kukui, Hawiian Psychology: An Introduction

Ph.D. William C. Rezentes III

An introduction to Hawaiian psychology.

An introduction to Hawaiian psychology.

LiliUokalani

Ru Lowe

A biography of the last queen of Hawaii who, among other accomplishments, wrote the anthem "Aloha Oe" and worked to preserve Hawaiian customs, especially after the kingdom's annexation by the United States.

A biography of the last queen of Hawaii who, among other accomplishments, wrote the anthem "Aloha Oe" and worked to preserve Hawaiian customs, especially after the kingdom's annexation by the United States.

Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop

Julie Stewart Williams

The last survivor of the Kamehameha dynasty and the benefactress of generations of Hawaiian children through the establishment of Kamehemeha Schools.

The last survivor of the Kamehameha dynasty and the benefactress of generations of Hawaiian children through the establishment of Kamehemeha Schools.

Kamehameha the Great

Julie Stewart Williams, Kamehameha Schools

Highlights commonly accepted accounts of events and personal characteristics of the leader who united separate island chiefdoms into one Hawaiian nation.

Highlights commonly accepted accounts of events and personal characteristics of the leader who united separate island chiefdoms into one Hawaiian nation.

Hawaiian Nation : Man, Gods, and Nature

Michael Kioni Dudley

A fascinating, easy-to-read, insight-filled exploration into traditional Hawaiian religion, philosophy, and environmental thought. This is the first book to present a complete ancient Hawaiian world-view, reconstructed from ancient Hawaiian chants and confirmed by native experts today. The book describes a completely unique, beautiful, and adoptable view of reality. Theirs was a paradise in wh... read more

A fascinating, easy-to-read, insight-filled exploration into traditional Hawaiian religion, philosophy, and environmental thought. This is the first book to present a complete ancient Hawaiian world-view, reconstructed from ancient Hawaiian chants and confirmed by native experts today. The book describes a completely unique, beautiful, and adoptable view of reality. Theirs was a paradise in wh... read more

Call for Hawaiian Sovereignty

Michael Kioni Dudley

This book has brought thousands to support Hawaiian Sovereignty. It gave the movement a calmly reasoned argument, detailing facts that cried for justice. Now in its eleventh year, it is recognized as "the Handbook on Hawaiian Sovereignty." In the hundred years after the American overthrow of the monarchy, generations learned a history revised to make the conqueror right and good. This is the f... read more

This book has brought thousands to support Hawaiian Sovereignty. It gave the movement a calmly reasoned argument, detailing facts that cried for justice. Now in its eleventh year, it is recognized as "the Handbook on Hawaiian Sovereignty." In the hundred years after the American overthrow of the monarchy, generations learned a history revised to make the conqueror right and good. This is the f... read more

The Chronicles of Fitkin Le Fraise

Shelagh Scoville

First Edition, 1991, first printing, INSCRIBED and dated on the first page by the author: "for Joanne Dixon and Dorey-- Much Aloha! Shelagh Scoville 1991", with a gift inscription from a prior owner below (see scan), a gently-read, othewise unmarked, slightly oversized hardcover, with an unclipped (but no price anywhere) dust jacket that has rubbing and slight chipping at the top spine end and... read more

First Edition, 1991, first printing, INSCRIBED and dated on the first page by the author: "for Joanne Dixon and Dorey-- Much Aloha! Shelagh Scoville 1991", with a gift inscription from a prior owner below (see scan), a gently-read, othewise unmarked, slightly oversized hardcover, with an unclipped (but no price anywhere) dust jacket that has rubbing and slight chipping at the top spine end and... read more

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