Koa Books is a publishing company based in Kihei, Hawaii. It was founded in 2005 by Arnie Kotler.[1] The company was named after the native hardwood tree.[1] Koa Books gives its goal as publishing works that foster "a deeper understanding of personal transformation, social justice, and Hawaiʻi".[2][3]

Books published by Koa include Daughters of Fire by Tom Peek, a 2013 Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Silver Finalist Award winner for Popular Fiction;[4] Nation Within: The History of the American Occupation of Hawaii, by Tom Coffman;[5] and Dissent: Voices of Conscience by Ann Wright and Susan Dixon.[6]


  1. ^ a b "About Koa Books". Koa Books. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "koa books". Koa Books. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  3. ^ "Members". Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "Peek's novel wins national indie publishers award". Hawaii 24/7. May 7, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  5. ^ Coffman, Tom (June 15, 2009). Nation Within: The History of the American Occupation of Hawaii. Koa Books. ISBN 9780982165607. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  6. ^ Wright, Ann; Dixon, Susan (January 15, 2008). Dissent: Voices of Conscience. Koa Books. ISBN 0977333841. Retrieved April 9, 2015.