Imagin8 Press is a book publishing company dedicated to promoting a peaceful world by bridging the divide between different cultures. Our sole focus is on creating books for English speaking people who want to read and understand Simplified Chinese.
Our books are not textbooks. They are story books, with themes and content that appeal to adults and older kids (middle school and above). All of our books are written using a restricted Chinese vocabulary based on the 600-word HSK-3 standard. In order to make it as easy as possible for our readers, each page of Chinese is paired with a page of pinyin (phonetically written Chinese). A complete English version of the story is also provided at the back of each book, along with a glossary of every word and phrase used in the book. This website also provides additional study tools for each book.
The name of our company comes from “Imagine”, John Lennon’s visionary song about world peace, and the number eight, considered a lucky number in Chinese culture.
We hope you enjoy our little books! Contact us if you have comments, suggestions, or if you want to point out a typo in one of our books.
You can buy all of our books on Amazon.com. If you are interested in bulk purchases of 10 or more books, you can buy directly from us at a discounted price. Contact us for details.