Hinoki Press is now part of Go Game Guru

Go Game Guru recently bought Hinoki Press from Chris Greene, the founder of Hinoki.

Hinoki Press

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The Hinoki Press logo. Hinoki (檜) is the Japanese name for the Japanese Cyprus tree and its wood.

Hinoki Press is a Go book publishing company which started in 2006.

Since then, Hinoki has published a total of 18 Go books.

Chris, a long time Go player, started Hinoki after retiring from his career as a programmer, because he wanted to give something back to the Go community.

In my opinion, he’s done an admirable job of that.

When we started Go Game Guru in 2010, Chris was one of the first people to take us seriously and do business with us.

He’s also become a friend over the last four years and I’ve enjoyed working with him.

At this stage, because of his health, Chris no longer wants to continue running Hinoki.

Keeping Go books in print

It’s important to all of us that Go books stay in print wherever possible and we bought Hinoki with the express purpose of keeping all 18 of its books in print.

We’ll continue to sell these books under the Hinoki brand name for the time being and will gradually build on Chris’ work with our own books – starting with our upcoming Lee Sedol vs Gu Li Jubango book.

For Go players, this also means that we’ll be able to provide you with Go books at even better prices than before.

Thank you Chris

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Hinoki’s second Go book: Pure and Simple – Takao’s Astute Use of Brute Force (one of my favorites).

Chris’ contribution to the body of English language Go books is immense and I know many Go players (including me) have enjoyed and learned from Hinoki’s books over the years.

Hinoki’s efforts made a lot of thought provoking material available in English for the first time.

I’d like to take this opportunity to say “thank you Chris,” and I hope that you will too.

He’s generally worked quietly, behind the scenes, but he deserves some recognition for his achievements.

If you’d like to leave a comment for Chris you can do so below and he will see it.

Click here if you’d like to leave a comment.

 

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