Fiction – Nonfiction – Children’s Picture Books

You have a dream, and you’re not going to let anything get in the way! Let The Happy Self-Publisher team transform your manuscript into a professional book and transform you into an accomplished author! We’ll edit, format, design, and publish your book to appear on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online retailers and make it available to bookstores, libraries, and academic institutions for worldwide distribution. Then, we’ll help you market it with our various programs so you can reach your audacious goals. Whatever you want for yourself and your book, start right here.

We’ve got the rocket fuel to launch you into authorship!


Why choose The Happy Self-Publisher?


Personal attention. Expert guidance. Ultimate control.

Personal attention

Aspiring authors spend months or even years working on their manuscripts and don’t want to hand over their “baby” to just anyone. They choose The Happy Self-Publisher because they want caring professionals committed to their success and determined to produce a quality product — all done with integrity.

We’ll take the time to answer your questions.


Expert guidance

If you’re a first-time author, you don’t know what to expect or maybe even the right questions to ask. Our team will guide you to make the best decisions about all things related to your book. Whether you are publishing fiction, nonfiction, or a picture book, you get the resources you need to be successful.

You’ll approach authorship with confidence.


Ultimate control

Unlike working with traditional publishers, you get to write what you want, how you want to write it, and when you want to publish it. AND, unlike working with hybrid or vanity publishers, you get to keep all of your royalties, rights, and your design files. You have control over how the book is presented to the world and control your earning potential.

Take the reins of your publishing journey.


It’s not just what we do, it’s why we do it. Self-publishing encourages a diversity of voices and thoughts. When more voices are heard, we believe the world is a more compassionate place. We’re committed to serving authors in a way that respects them, not just as customers, but as valuable contributors to the human experience.

How much does it cost to publish a book?

While you can publish your book yourself for free, we know there are so many questions during the process from grammar to design, ISBNs to marketing. That’s why we’re here.

You get to choose just the services you want without a bloated package of things that will not make your book any better or easier to sell.

You can choose from options for publishing, editing, and book marketing if you choose. Select one of our packages or get a quote based on your goals for the book and the help you need to get it discovered by a world of readers.

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Lois was a huge help at every step of the process of getting my book published. So grateful to have found her!

Dara del Rio, Author of On Our Way to Somewhere Else

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

Lois, I cannot thank you enough for guiding me through this process. It’s been an insightful 3 years and worth every moment of anxiety, joy, and excitement to get to the finish line! Your patience and knowledge have been so valuable. Thank you. Happy to recommend you and your services to anyone thinking about publishing a book.

~ Sharon Pelham, author of Our Mothers: Love, Loss and Legacy
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