The Best Publishing Team

Publishing Team
All Islands

From concept, sales, design, production to distribution, our publishing team prides itself on giving each magazine, guidebook and APP we publish the individual attention it deserves. Our common goal is striving to create THE BEST visitor information resources about the Islands of Hawaii. Our small team is comprised of veterans and newcomers from various industries and backgrounds, combined with their creativity, talents and dedication, have created world-class publications for visitors travelling to Maui, Kauai or the Big Island.

Mikel Mesh has been publishing to the Hawaii Visitor Market for over three decades. His previous experience included working for an ABC affiliate television station and writing educational films distributed nationwide by McGraw Hill. In addition to his extensive publishing experience, Mikel is a national award-winning jewelry designer, whose designs are currently featured in leading stores throughout Hawaii and available at Creativity is the driving force of Mikel's passion, and as a lifelong artist he also draws for his daily cartoon website This humorous website offers a free cartoon daily, attracting and entertaining thousands. As a pioneering publisher to...

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Stella graduated from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and is a distinguished artist. She has called Maui home for 35 years and along with her husband Barry, are the creators and operators of the famed annual Maui Film Festival (a gathering of Hollywood stars, first class films, and celebrations). As the new Sales Director of Upcountry Magazine, Stella brings her love and passion for Maui to this publication showcasing the unique, eclectic, charming little towns and natural wonders that make this area of Maui so famous.

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Amy Corbitt brings many years of writing and editing experience to The Best Publishing. A Maui resident for 11 years, she has a diverse background including public relations, marketing and working in the hospitality industry at Maui’s most exclusive resorts. Her attention to detail and organizational skills assist the sales directors and her writing background allows her to express exactly what the client wants (often before they even know what that is!). Once a long distance runner, nowadays Amy spends the majority of her time chasing after her two small children.

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Celebrating Over 35 Years In Hawaii

For over 3 decades, The Best Publishing Company has been producing a series of elegant and popular Visitor Magazines & Guidebooks for the islands of Maui, The Big Island and Kaua‘i.  Our magazines and guides are distributed for free throughout the Islands and also on the web.  

LOCALS KNOW BEST!  Our magazines and guides are published by established Hawaii residents.  We pledge to provide you with the local insight that you need to make your Maui, Kauai or Big Island vacation experience THE BEST it can possibly be!