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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.

All you need to do is:

1. Schedule your complimentary 30-minute Discovery Session.

2. Follow our proven self-publishing process.

3. Celebrate your book launch!


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!

Self-publishing values

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.


Books Designed to Match Your Style

Service Designed to Meet Your Needs

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 is nothing short of AMAZING! She is so thorough, detail-oriented, and responsive. She makes a somewhat complicated process seem seamless. The best part is that she truly cares!! From before I even worked with her, I could tell that she truly has a genuine interest in helping her clients. I can not recommend her enough and I am forever grateful that she helped me bring my story to life!

Adrianne Missimer, Author of Rise Up: A Journey of Healing Through Mindset, Nutrition, and Movement

If it were not for Lois Hoffman and The Happy Self-Publisher,

I would not be where I am today: published.

I hired Lois to help me publish my book through Kindle Direct Publishing and then to help me with marketing.

Lois is fantastic! She is knowledgeable of KDP protocols and understands the book-marketing landscape. She is a capable and patient teacher who shares information in ways that are easy to implement. A good reader of people, Lois knew just how to get me through the hard parts of marketing and especially, past some of my own hurdles.

Her fees were reasonable; for me, this was money well-spent.

I am so glad I went with someone local who could meet with me in person instead of an online service that relied on emails and phone calls alone. Both professionally and personally, working with Lois was a great experience. I would hire The Happy Self-Publisher again.

Kate Szegda, Author of Pharmacy Girl

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