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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!

Lois was supportive, efficient and kind throughout the process. This being my first experience writing and publishing a book, was extremely helpful. I highly recommend Lois and her skills to make your experience enjoyable and less stressful.

Crystal Marie, Author of In Silence, I Remember

Lois Hoffman has been instrumental in getting my book published.  I also worked with an editor who helped polish my writing.  After the editing was done, Lois formatted then published my book on Amazon.  The cover design was amazing. I would highly recommend The Happy Self-Publisher.

Roger Parker, Author of Myth Busting Physics

I met Lois Hoffman, The Happy Self-Publisher, years ago at a workshop she was conducting and knew that she would be the one to publish my book, and I wasn’t disappointed. Lois helped turn my dream into reality through her wealth of knowledge about the publishing industry and her abundance of patience as we navigated through the process that carried me from writer to published author. Lois, I can’t thank you enough for helping me do something that had been on my mind for years. I am already recommending you to a couple of my friends who have a story to tell. I hope they will choose you.

Beatrice Burton Kennedy, Author of Hidden Lives

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