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The path to self-publishing your book is filled with endless questions and options. How do you find all the answers that are best for you and your dream?

Whatever your questions or wherever you are on your journey, we’re here to help take away the confusion and pave the way for success.

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Our goal is to help you SUCCEED.

Publishing is a journey, and it’s easy to get lost in all the noise and confusion.

I’m Lois Hoffman, founder of The Happy Self-Publisher. Like Sherpas help brave climbers trek the highest mountains, our team is here to carry the load and show you the way. We’ll clear away the confusion, respond to your concerns, arm you with tools, and lead you through each step of the journey.

Whether you choose a do-it-yourself path and learn from workshops, books, and course materials … or you want customized one-on-one support or publishing production … you’ll have solid, practical information that will inspire you to turn your idea into a reality.

And trust me: there’s nothing like holding your own book in your hands!

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Your Words Matter

The Happy Self-Publisher encourages a diversity of people, thoughts, and ideas to promote more knowledge and greater understanding in the world.

Giving Back

Because we believe in the power of words to change lives, we give a portion of course, workshop, and book sales to an organization that works with under-served youth to teach the next generation of storytellers. Read more about Mighty Writers.


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The Happy Self-Publisher is small by design to give you the answers you need and attention you deserve. We want you to have a happy self-publishing experience. Want to find out more? Let’s talk!

I want to offer many thanks and appreciation for working with me for a year to write Barriers, the legacy of my political and personal life. The book is something that gives me great pride and serves as wisdom I can impart upon current political leaders and a treasured keepsake for my family.


Tom Evans, Barriers: The life and legacy of Tom Evans

Lois with the Happy Self- Publisher helped guide me from an idea to a finished product.  I was writing a memoir about the death of my first husband and my journey through the grief process and her experience with the writing process and expertise was crucial at times.  She helped me brainstorm ideas, organize the manuscript and get my thoughts out of my head onto paper. When there were sections that didn’t fit or needed re-organizing she gave me ideas as to where they needed to go along the way. She helped talk me through the difficult emotional highs and lows that I hit during the writing process and was very helpful when I would get stuck and feel like I couldn’t possibly move forward.  Once the manuscript was ready, she walked me through all of the in’s and out’s of the self-publishing process in an easy to follow step-by-step manner.  Her courses are very informative and I loved having the ability to refer back to the videos if I had any questions.  She was also very prompt with answering any questions or concerns that I had throughout the entire process. If you are thinking about writing a book, I HIGHLY recommend using Lois and Happy Self-Publisher as I would have been lost without her!

Jennifer C. Steele, Author of One Step at a Time

Dearest Lois:
I shall try to neither gush nor minimize regarding the help you have provided in bringing “Notes from the Garden” into becoming a beautifully published book. I’ll not regale you with stories of despair on my part nor your free psychiatric services “phoned-in” during the birth of my first child- (The Book). Your ability to juggle my numerous insecurities while formatting, revising and changing commas into semicolons was Magical! Thank you for making a dream manifest as a brilliantly written book with a bright and shiny butterfly cover. Marvelous work…except for one comma where I meant to place a semi-colon…JUST KIDDING!!!

Greg Wright, Author of Notes from the Garden

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