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Publishing your book is a journey – it’s easy to get lost.
From topic selection to the writing process, from cover design to e-book technology, there’s so much to do and to understand … and there’s so much confusing and contradictory information and advice.
I want you to succeed.
I’m here to help cut through the confusion and create clarity.
I provide a road map for your book-publishing journey, offering a combination of information and inspiration to guide you.
Because there’s NOTHING like that moment of holding your published book in your hands for the first time.
The workshops and individual services described here range from introductory to advanced, and support your efforts whether you’re a confirmed do-it-yourself type, or want more support along the way.
Here’s what one author had to say:
Lois, you have been such a pleasure to work with to get my book published. I don’t think I could have worked with a better person to meet my publishing goal. I was so impressed with your technical knowledge of all that is required to organize, format, and market my book for publication. Additionally, involving your editor in the final review of my manuscript made a big difference in the overall quality of my book. You have great interpersonal skills, and for me as a first time author, you demonstrated seemingly endless patience and willingness to walk me through step-by-step all of the intricate details necessary to get my book printed and placed on Amazon.com to sell. When I write my next book, you will certainly be the one I call to assist me. I highly recommend you to anyone that is looking for someone with your expertise to assist them in publishing their book. Thank you so much!
~ Harold E. Stafford, Author of Ellis “Water Boy” Stafford
And if you have any questions, please reach out and contact me.
For live writing and publishing workshops visit the Events page for a program near you.
Introductory workshops explore the following topics:
- Overview of the publishing industry
- Self-publishing options
- Book layout
- Writing strategies
- Cover Design
- Making money
- …plus a lot more!
The workshops are perfect for someone who just started writing, for writers who are considering the self-publishing route, and the creatively curious. The courses are for writers ready to dive into the process of making their dreams of writing and publishing a book a reality.
A variety of workshops are offered for business professionals, bloggers, academics, and those writing fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, children’s books, or are writing about their own personal journey.
Lois is super friendly and engaged with the workshop attendees’ personal goals. She offered advice tailored to each person here with enthusiasm. Thank you! ~ Marlee
If you have a manuscript that’s ready-to-go, let The Happy Self-Publisher team transform it into the book of your dreams! We’ll edit, format, and publish your book to appear on sites like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, as well as other online retailers. Our team will take you through the final steps on your way to becoming a published author.
You keep ALL rights AND royalties to the finished product.
Unlike working with traditional publishers, you get to write what you want and how you want to write it while holding the publishing rights to do as you wish with the book in the future.
Unlike working with hybrid or vanity publishers, you get to keep all of your royalties.
You have control over the how the book is presented to the world and control your earning potential. Self-publishing gives you that control and The Happy Self-Publisher team can help you get there!
If the technical aspects of self-publishing feel daunting, schedule a Complimentary 30-Minute Discovery Session and let’s talk about your project and how I can help get you to the finish line.
[No sales pressure. It’s just you and me. I PROMISE!]
I am writing this testimonial out of thanks and eternal gratitude to my publisher Lois Hoffman. A year ago Lois expressed excitement that I’d be a published author. In her dreams! Yet, here I am today a published author due to Lois’s encouragement and wisdom.Her abundant help started before the publication, continued during the publication, and has continued after the publication and continues this day.
Anyone as clueless as I was about how to publish a book and all it entails would be smart to choose Lois as their publisher. Every tip she gave me from resources to read to the timing of activities entailed in the book’s production and promotion was spot-on perfect. I was more than fortunate to have Lois in my corner—I was blessed.
Lois—I am a published author today thanks to you. I will always be grateful.
~ Janice Wald, brand new ebook author of AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BLOG available on Amazon.
Looking for guidance setting your strategy and determining the steps you’ll need to follow?
Together, we’ll review your goals and outline the tasks for your journey to a published book. At the end of your session you’ll have a detailed plan, specific to who you are and what you want to accomplish with your book. You’ll know what steps to take and what order to take them in.
This session is specific to you, where you are in the process, and exactly the help you need when you need it. It is not a cookie-cutter session. It’s customized just for you.
And that means you’ll have both the information and the inspiration to reach your goal!
Take the first step. Sign up for my Complimentary 30-Minute Discovery Session and we’ll explore where you are and what help you will need. That’s not so scary, right?
Click here to schedule your Complimentary 30-Minute Discovery Session.
I had this idea to start a blog, and I was doing lots of on-line research but not making progress on developing it until I found The Happy Self Publisher. Lois responded to my request for assistance with energy and enthusiasm. She provided valuable instruction and resources on writing blog posts that I was not getting elsewhere online. She was also candid about writing a blog and helped me to gain perspective on blog writing as one tool to support my business. Our strategy session gave me the confidence, accountability, and motivation I needed to turn my idea into reality. I am so grateful to have found Lois. She is a wealth of knowledge on writing and an excellent coach.
~ Kim Hoffman, Patterson Schwartz Real Estate
Gain clarity, purpose, confidence, and enthusiasm for your book to get it right and get it done!
If you’re struggling to start or finish or get back on track toward writing a book, I’m here to help. I’ll be your mentor, your guide, and your partner on the journey.
We’ll work through goal-setting, brainstorming, and organization to set you up for success. We’ll have strategy sessions and check-ins to keep you on track. And finally, we’ll put your intentions into action with positive motivation and inspiration for who you’ll become.
- Hands-on help getting focused and staying true to your writing
- Guidance with editing, formatting, and design
- Unbiased advice on print versus e-book, ISBNs, copyright, book length, and more
- Direction for marketing and selling your book [it’s different than you think]
- And your choice of other publishing options and topics – it’s all according to what you need and want.
Your confusion cleared.
Your questions answered [at least the publishing ones].
Your confidence through the roof.
That’s exactly what you’re looking for?
Great! Let’s get to know each other. Here’s your first step. Sign up for my Complimentary 30-Minute Discovery Session. We’ll talk about where you are in the process and discover the help you need to make your dream a reality. If you’re just exploring, no problem. At least you’ll know your options. Click Here to Sign Up.
Today is SOMEDAY!
I had the joy of working with a book coach, Lois Hoffman, who was committed to my success. She gently prodded and nudged me towards what I said were my goals. Her enthusiasm and encouragement infused me with confidence. Lois held my hand every step of the way until I held my 1st book, Embracing Autumn, in my hand. If you are ready to write a book, don’t travel the road alone. Lois Hoffman will be your ready companion until you are finally a published author! ~ Donna Duffy, Author of Embracing Autumn
You don’t have to have all the information at your fingertips. You don’t have to know your way through the complete writing and publishing maze.
That’s my job.
As your publishing coach and consultant, I promise you’ll get honest, straightforward answers to your questions, up-to-date information about technology options, and a clear, easy-to-follow, customized road map for your journey.
All with The Happy Self-Publisher approach: practical, non-judgmental, fun, and, yes, happy.
The first step is with a Complimentary 30-Minute Discovery Session.
We will spend 30 minutes getting to know each better and to talk about your project. I’ll ask you some questions about your book, your goals for the book, and determine what you might need to complete the project without pulling out your hair. If we are a good fit, I will offer you some suggestions about how we might work together to bring your book to life. No pressure. No obligation. Just options.
Let’s get started! Your readers are waiting…
My conversation with Lois made me realize that I was not alone in my publishing journey and there was a resource I could turn to for help. The ocean of self-publishing is very deep and wide and navigating the choppy seas can be quite daunting especially when you want to ensure that you are doing the right thing. Lois simplifies things with her expert guidance and I am thankful that she is available as a resource for self-published authors like myself.
~ Jola Naibi