What people are saying…

Lois gives a fun and informative workshop. She knows the self-publishing process well and is good at sharing the information in an organized, easy-to-understand way. Excellent!

Robin Glanden

This is a “don’t miss” workshop for any business owner! Even if you haven’t thought of writing a book before, this fun and engaging workshop might just change your mind.

Pat DePalma, Organized for Life

Great opportunity for motivation.


Thank you, Lois, for all the wonderful tips and tricks. It was inspiring to learn one just has to do it and get the memories down on paper.

Beth Stevens

Very informative for all levels of writing whether you’re just starting your journey or already published.

If you’re thinking of writing a book or need guidance, this is the course for you. Lots of information and sharing. Extremely helpful.

Sharon Pelham

Attending this workshop has helped to expand my vision about blogging, as well as additional services I will be able to offer my clients.


Great process to help me establish ideas and a map to get ideas, rework ideas, and get them out to B to B and B to C.

Terri Sorantino, Liquid Alchemy Beverages

I particularly appreciated the active question and answer sessions and the detailed subject matter covered.

Lynette Adair, Author of The Sea Sprite Inn

Just what the doctor ordered! Lois and The Happy Self-Publisher really made the process easy and as “pain-free” as possible. Her instructions and step-by-step procedures along the way were always well explained, and well delivered. Also, and very importantly, it was simple, efficient, and timely to communicate with her with the advice given usually spot on. I had worked with another publisher on a first book, and it was ok, but Lois and The Happy Self-Publisher was definitely much better and easier to reach final conclusion.

Jon Cohn, Author of A Must Read

Lois was entertaining, engaging, wove in people’s comments into the examples for us. As a novice, she helped get my creative juices going. I’m ready to WRITE!

Kristen White

Very informative. I learned so much.

Deana Casella

Lois Hoffman gave me the kickstart I needed in my business so that I could stay on track to finish tasks and accomplish goals. She is a patient, giving coach who not only suggested and helped me implement new ideas and direct me in the right direction, but she also guided me to unearth and move beyond limiting beliefs that were keeping me stuck. With her gentle voice in my head, I’m set up for greater future success!

Susan Bremer O’Neill, Author of From Sex Appeal to Self Appeal

Lois is great at explaining all her information on the subject of the writing process. This info is very much needed to be known for someone who is truly interested in writing seriously.

Regina Goodbred

Lois was very informative, giving real, tangible info that everyone can access. Lois showed real interest in our questions and what we were writing about.

Lynn Pouser

I can’t believe how much practical information Lois was able to include in 90 minutes! I feel like I could do this!

Elaine Niemann

It was very helpful!

Tanya Baker

As a former teacher/professor, I like the idea of taking academia to the masses or the “streets.” You are living proof of that idea.

Sid Jacobs

Lois Hoffman’s energy and succinct explanations, WITH GREAT EXAMPLES, gave me the kinds of helpful tips and publishing insights I was hoping to find.

Jo Barnes

Helpful, informative and non-judgmental advice! Thank you; I enjoyed the workshop and meeting you!

Anne Groo

Very informative, high-energy workshop. Really enjoyed!

Artika Casini

I found Lois to be engaging, informative, helpful, and genuine. I’m very glad I drove the distance to see her.

Cynthia Peters

Great workshop for writers in various stages of book writing – just thinking about it all the way to publishing and marketing.

Cathy Irwin

Instructor has a great personality. Very informative. Includes everyone in the discussion.

Great information. Would attend more workshops.

Tyler Dodson-Fleming

This was an amazing workshop. I learned more than I anticipated from today’s session. I look forward to following up to gain more insight.

Tanya Johniken

Lois anticipated all of my questions and took some of the fear out of moving forward in self-publishing.

Gave me the information I was seeking to learn how to publish and how to get help with editing and designing.

Peggie Wyant

Lois Hoffman–the Happy Self-Publisher–knows her stuff! I wasn’t sure that a consultation with her would help me because I didn’t think I really wanted to write a book. Lois asked me exactly the right questions, and, poof! I saw both the obstacles preventing me from writing and the value of what I want to write about. I have ideas to share! The session was revelatory. 

Cathy Platt Irwin (future author)

This workshop was clear and fun, and helpful. Thank you. Great overview.

Very informative. Engaging and interactive.

Cheryl Jenkins

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, Author of An Insider’s Guide to Building a Successful Blog

Outstanding workshop! Thank you!

Sharon Bruen, City of Newark

You are a lively and engaging speaker.

Lois is a very interesting, amicable, and intelligent person.


Speaker was prepared and enjoyable. I got a lot of information and felt the evening was worthwhile.


Highly insightful. Very thorough and practical.


Lois is knowledgeable and fun.

Michelle McCann

I had a dream of publishing my own stories. Lois was referred to me through a mutual friend and I’m so glad she did. From our first meeting I could see that helping others achieve their dreams was her passion! She worked with me through every step of the process – copy editing, formats, layouts, and contacts. I am now officially a published author with a great deal of thanks due to Lois at Happy Self Publisher. I’m excited to continue our relationship with the books to follow.

Beth Ann Scullin-Oliphant, Author of Briton’s Beach Adventures Dolphins Surprise

You are enlightening, optimistic, and honest.


I thought the instructor and her presentation were excellent. I learned a lot and it will be helpful as I begin my writing journey.

I appreciated your relaxed and inviting approach to your teachings. Thank you for sharing. I hope to make you proud.

Melissa Clarke

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

I enjoyed this self-publishing workshop very much! Very helpful information! Lois has a delightful personality. Fun to listen to as she gives knowledgeable info.

Cathy Sanders

As a new author in the world of publishing, I found working with The Happy Self-Publisher to result in an extremely stress-free, memorable, and user-friendly relationship. Lois Hoffman was very attentive to answering all of my questions and delivered a gentle hand in providing needed direction in order to expose my book to the world of interested readers. I strongly recommend anyone, new or experienced, to utilize The Happy Self-Publisher. Lois de-mystified the complexities of publishing and supplied an extremely pleasant experience. I am one happy author, thanks to Lois and The Happy Self-Publisher organization. Thank you.

Frank Ingraham, Ed.D., Author of Your HR Goal Achievement Pocket Guide

Lois has a wonderful attitude and was not dismissive of either traditional or self-publishing. She was very patient with all levels of questions and clear in her answers. A nice surprise to the seminar for a beginner like me.

Alex Stiner, Author of Inchworm

Dear Lois, YOU are amazing. My first time writing a book and you walked me through every step of the publishing process. You did it with grace too. You always answered my questions and you always made me feel secure. I wish that anyone who is writing a book would have the honor and privilege of having you as their publisher. I have given your name out to those who are thinking about writing a book. Best publisher ever… Lois Hoffman. Thank you for the great experience of working with you.


Luanne Lyons Powell, Author of So This is Love

Lois has extensive experience and knowledge of her subject. Great presenter.

Myrle Gilpin Bowe

I had no idea where to go or what to do until I started with Lois Hoffman’s Author Coaching program last January. In that time, I not only published my book but began an entirely new business that supports it. Her amazing ability to guide me in the right direction and visualize what was necessary has had an enormous impact not only the success of my business and book but to my self-confidence as well. If you don’t know what step to take next, Lois is the perfect coach to assist you along your journey and help you find the path that leads to your success!

Debbie Gill, Author of Struck by Lightning

If you have always wanted to write a book and did not know where to start with getting it published, Lois has the answers!

Bev Gregerio

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

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 presents an information-filled workshop that guides authors toward the best ways of publishing and marketing their books. Very helpful.

Everyone writing knows what they are writing, but not what to do with it. All typed up and nowhere to go. This workshop helps direct that.

Scott Rinehart

It was excellent.

Fran Barkdt

I enjoyed this event.

Very informative.

Martha Wilkinson

Lois had great energy and was super informative.


Lois Hoffman is passionate about communication in its many forms. She is an amazing resource for simply getting started and on your way.

Pam Zimmermann

Thank you, Lois! This workshop is the best yet. You are precise, concise, and extremely informative. All of my questions were answered.

Schalea Sanders, Author of The Gift of Teaching

I have an idea for sharing what I have learned to inspire others by writing a book, but I didn’t know how to get started. Lois has done everything already and is willing to share. I feel empowered to get started!

Barbara Hannah

Covers all the nuts and bolts of self-publishing.

Geraldine Lucas-Haji

Great workshop. Very informative. I highly recommend this speaker for anyone thinking of writing a book.

Pete Kamenik

Lois led our group through a wonderful exploration of the art of memoir writing and self. Very enjoyable and informative.

Emily Falone

Excellent workshop. Clear and concise guidelines on the whole process of thoughts to publication.

Jay Jackson

I was very pleased with all of the info you divulged! I had no idea that I could achieve this! Thanks so much!

Patricia L. Reese

I had this idea to start a blog, and I was doing lots of online 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

Thanks for offering time for people to ask questions. Very informative and kind.

Christine Shaw

I am extremely pleased to have contacted Lois and begun the process of publishing. She is very knowledgeable and is available throughout each step. As a first-time author, I was both ignorant and super anxious. Fearing that my limited technology skill would be a hindrance, I was greatly relieved that Lois is most patient and has many strategies to help. The editor she recommended was wonderful also. Publishing with Lois was very rewarding.

Robin Totten, Author of Words Breathe

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

This workshop was extremely beneficial for me as I’m beginning to explore my career as a writer!

Keyanna Mozie

I liked her confidence and command of the content.

Ms. Hoffman has wide experience and great advice to novice writers.

Well constructed!


To get to the bottom line … I wouldn’t have a published book without Lois’s help at The Happy Self Publisher. I’m good at a lot of things, but navigating all the details of getting a book out to where readers can find it is not one of them. Lois is professional, helpful, gives good advice, and goes beyond to answer questions and guide a person through the process. I was very satisfied and will use her services for my next book, too.

Sarah Logan, Author of The Paths Home: A Journey of Becoming

Lois is great. Kept it interesting and light. Great information.

Lois was very informative, interesting, and knowledgeable about all things tied into social media.

Very organized presentation. Linear, made sense. I like the step-by-step process.

Blythe Duffy

I found the advice about where to publish books the most helpful.

I received good insight into publishing. Very informative workshop.

Rosalia Williams

It was informational for a novice writer as well as entertaining!

The marketing aspect helped me a lot.

Therese Lavery

Thank you for an excellent presentation and learning; I really appreciated this class and your presentation.

A must attend for anyone thinking of publishing a book for the first time.

Beatrice Parquet

I liked your openness so people could add their thoughts. You were also enthusiastic about everybody’s input. Positive.

Very practical and informative.

Anne Feurer

Lois Hoffman is a consummate professional. My memoir, The Place of Cold Water, would not have been published but for her guidance every step of the way. As an author, publisher, and businesswoman, she possesses the organizational skills that I needed to succeed. She worked with me patiently for almost a year, was attentive to the smallest details and helped me publish a book I could be proud of. I could not have asked for a better partner in this endeavor. If I ever write another book, Lois will be my editor, cover designer and publisher again.

Anand Panwalker, Author of The Place of Cold Water

Very informative and interesting. Good delivery. Good pace and presentation.

Lois is an excellent motivational speaker. She keeps her workshop “user-friendly” and engages her audience in her presentation

Barbara Nolan

I thought Lois was very informative and helped me to understand blogging.

Hope Zabitka

Excellent speaker. Great knowledge. Infectious energy.


Informative on a multitude of facets.

George Drosehn

Lois’s introductory workshop is phenomenal. It is full of great content, strategies, resources. Powerful! A must attend for anyone who wants to be or has ever thought about being an author.

Bob “Bobby G” Biss

I’ve read short, interesting autobiographies on Kindle that were self-published. Now I know I could do that, too!

Great job delivering a lot of info, controlling the questions, and keeping on track was good.

Tim Gregory

This workshop helped me to see that if I can write, I can conquer my way of thinking and healing.

Veronica Munoz

I learned useful information on self-marketing and building my brand.


Very educational! The workshop is a must for anyone writing a book.

Cheryl Strootman

An excellent workshop! Knew less than I thought I did. ?

Lois is a wealth of information for self-publishing. A real go-to person.

Shawn LeMon

Very informative. A lot of helpful tips that I was not expecting.

Loren E.

Lois Hoffman, you were such a joy to work with on Blue’s River! Your patience, knowledge, support and creativity were limitless! I really appreciated your openness in communication, and your skill in guiding this book to fruition. You juggled your attention between me and my illustrator expertly – which makes sense given your other job! The final creation is a beautiful work of art, and I could not be more grateful to the Happy Self-Publisher!

Kathy Doyle, Author of Blue’s River

Good information delightfully presented.

Lon Elmer

Much more detailed than I expected – good information on writing – interesting and helpful.

Nice – Small class – Personal – Good guidance for writing rookie.

Barry Wilbank

I got information I had not thought of. The workshop gave me some direction. Two hours packed with tons of helpful information to start and post a successful blog.

Renee Fisher

Lois was fun, informative, and interesting.

Amy Richardson

It is evident that Lois has invested a lot of time educating herself on self-publishing and can be an invaluable resource to guide anyone interested in writing a book to use to grow their business or whatever their goal is. She makes a daunting process seem like an achievable goal!

Mary Karakashian, Unique Home Staging and Design

Lois really made me consider my why–not just for one project but for writing as a whole. She’s pragmatic, concise, and wildly encouraging!

Valerie Lane

I thought Lois was very knowledgeable, personable, and sincere in her passion for helping people. Easy to follow.

Debbie Gill

This workshop was very informative and helped me to organize my thoughts as I prepare to start blogging about my event planning business.

Sonya, Moments That Matter Event Planning

Very informative. Covers a wide array of publishing and writing info.

Jackie Rhein

It took me a long time to imagine not only that I could write a book but also that I could get it published. Fortunately, a friend recommended Lois Hoffman of The Happy Self-Publisher and that enabled my project to take off. Lois has the skills to prepare a book for publication but also helped immensely when it came to my own reservations about whether my book was publication-worthy. The feedback and encouragement that she provided were key factors in helping me reach my goal. I recommend Lois highly.

Charles Lutz, Author of Kensington Chronicles

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

Lois is a natural facilitator, with a positive energy that is infectious. While her workshops are organized with a logical flow of topics, she addresses all participant questions tactfully and encourages group discussion. Having attended two of her workshops to date (Write a Book, Grow Your Business & Blogging for Business), I appreciate the sheer quantity of information and advice provided. Both sessions included activities that allowed for application to our own individual projects, goals, and businesses. After only 90 minutes, I left with a clear plan of action, renewed enthusiasm, and actual completed steps that I could implement immediately. I look forward to attending more of Lois’s insightful workshops!

Julia Willson, Owner, Edits by Julia

Material is very well presented, lots of good info, and very encouraging. Lois is a joy!

Kathy Backalew

Bright animated speaker captures the imagination.


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

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

Lois Hoffman, The Happy Self-Publisher, was incredibly helpful in preparing my book for publication. The many aspects involved in formatting, editing, and cover design can be intimidating so it was great to work with someone so knowledgeable about all these details. Her assistance enabled me to get my novel out in a timely manner. She was thorough, patient, and attentive to every detail, all while providing encouragement and prompt responses to my many questions. I would certainly recommend Lois to other writers who want to embrace self-publication without fear.

Jean Youkers, Author of Lunch Bucket Lists

As a new blogger, I needed help on how to build my platform. Lois gave incredible insight.

Jade Ponzo

I learned some good info here. Thank you so much!

Dean Coffin

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

The workshop definitely helps you get organized, think more in-depth about the message you want to send to your audience, and present a professional blog to your readers.

Joan Winnington

I enjoyed the conversation on how and why to start writing a book. Thank you!

Carol Mangano, Co-Owner, The Gallery at 122 Main

Thank you for your incredible help in prepping and formatting my book for publication on Kindle Direct Publishing. Your book was helpful in getting me started in the process, but I found I was overwhelmed and needed your direct intervention to complete the many and complicated tasks required by the publisher. I would recommend your service to anyone considering publishing a book on Amazon or any other publishing format.

Tom Garvey, Author of Many Beaucoup Magics

Outstanding introduction that has kick-started my enthusiasm for finishing a project that has lingered on and ready to see the light of day!

Robanne Palmer

Prior to attending Blogging for Business, I was unfocused on my ideas. Lois really helped me narrow my focus and move to the next step!

Christel Brewer

It makes me feel so much better than this service is available.

Adrian Martin

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

This workshop covered all the basics I needed to start a blog. This workshop takes out the guesswork and gives me practical action steps to get started.

Natasha Smith

A necessary resource for anyone currently writing or aspiring to be a successful writer in the future, Lois Hoffman’s sage advice will get you started on a path towards success.

Susan Pickford

I wrote a book. What next? It was not until I met The Happy Self-Publisher that I was convinced my dream could actually be a reality. The process went from scary and overwhelming, to completely carefree. Lois made the process simple, communicated with me the whole time and took care of everything I didn’t know how to do. I’m so grateful to have had someone take the words I had written, and turn it into something amazing.

Heather Cruz, Author of The Widow Next Door

Lois covers a great deal of information that is valuable.

Marti C.

Lois provided helpful information in a cheerful, knowledgeable fashion.

Sarah N.

Lois helped me stay grounded through the entire publishing process. Her insight and professionalism, along with her pleasant demeanor, made this project a smooth process. My debut novel is receiving rave reviews and the comment, “I love the cover” is one I hear often. She kept me on task and published ahead of my own personal deadline. My readers are asking for a sequel, and I will work with Lois again if I decide to write one.

Lisa Allen, Author of The Key in the Willow Tree

The Happy Self-Publisher took the guesswork out of self-publishing my first book. With so many other things going on in my life, it was such a relief to have someone guide me through this process instead of having to learn it myself by reading blog after blog post. Lois (The Happy Self-Publisher) was easy to communicate with answering questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. She helped with everything from editing and formatting to sales and marketing. She was able to publish the book weeks before the agreed-upon timeline. I couldn’t be happier that this book is finally out of my head and available on Amazon =) I feel much more confident than if I would have fumbled my way through it.

Kristy Perez, Author of Mommy, Where are You Going?

Very well presented! Lots of good information, some new, some that I already knew, but clarified very well. Thanks.

Ken Hamm

The workshop was extremely helpful! It really helped with organizing the process of publishing. Lois has a wealth of information on writing, publishing, and selling.

Audrey Bruce

This workshop was inspiring and steeped in reality. No fantasies about making millions easily. It’s a business.

Karen Jesse

Lois gives great information in the area of writing books.

Leah Cole, K-LAK Corp

I love the fact that you hammered home the point of the importance of editing. I know that it can get frustrating when your writing is not what you want it to be, but hammering in the fact that you need to polish your writing to make it shine.


Lois’s workshop gave practical advice for the beginning or aspiring author: informative, uplifting, realistic, and, of course, happy!

Jaime Menton

Very helpful insights into the world of self-publishing, including specific suggestions. Well worth it!


This workshop helped me to crystallize ideas and thoughts around what is my business and what does success look like.

Melanie Johnson

NO WAY I could have done this without Lois, The Happy Self-Publisher!!!  I originally tried to navigate this very confusing world of book publishing myself.  That was a mistake.  I couldn’t find a traditional publisher, hybrid wanted 35k and so I was left with self-publishing but was unsure of what to do.  I almost gave up on this process and then I found Lois Hoffman.   Lois could not have been more patient, knowledgeable, or encouraging.  She is honest and responsive!  If you are thinking about self-publishing, you’d be making a huge mistake by not hiring Lois.  So grateful to her for all of her expertise and for helping me get my book over the finish line!!!

MB Paradise, Author of Beach Santa

I got to hear some great tips and insights on the publishing world in the new millennium. The instructor was informative and professional.

Al Zabriski

I was very impressed with Lois’s depth of knowledge in directing me on the next phase of writing my memoir.

Paul Harvey

I appreciate the truthful information and real cases explained. This workshop was authentic, inspiring and full of information easy to understand. Make the idea of becoming an author more accessible and less complicated.

Erika G.

Good overall information.

Rufus J. Davis, Jr.

Lois is a wonderful presenter. She was clear and concise in her presentation, handled distractions with grace and was cheerful and engaging.

Karen O’Lone Hahn, Author of Millicent and the Faraway Moon

Very enjoyable and informative. Nice interactivity.

I thought it was interesting and she was knowledgeable.

C. Clark

Working with The Happy Self-Publisher, Ms. Lois Hoffman, continues to produce excellent results. As soon as I was ready to publish my second book, I immediately contacted Lois and within a short period of time all reviews were successfully completed and my book was published. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND all authors to reach out to Lois, the outcome will be spectacular! My sincere appreciation to Lois – THANK YOU

Frank Ingraham, Ed.D., Author of Personal Branding Life Planning Mastery

Lois does it all! She helped motivate and focus me to finally bring my first book to fruition. Then she rescued me when my newest book encountered snags with a publisher’s process. Always upbeat and delightful to work with, Lois is the expert who makes self-publishing an easy, rewarding adventure!

Susan Robinson, Author of Say His Name: A Mother's Grief

There was so much information! Can’t wait for more workshops to learn more!

Kimie Ranken, Co-Owner, The Gallery at 122 Main

I have been skating around the idea of writing and self-publishing a book and Lois has given a great presentation today and I have greater confidence in moving forward.

Brittany Brown

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

This course was fun and very informative. The instructor did a great job!

Ashanti Wright

Very helpful class. Learned a lot. Will start blog tomorrow.

Refreshing presentation. Very knowledgeable.

Rick Rebmann

Do you know what amazes me about Lois Hoffman? Okay, there are a lot of things. If you are a writer, the most important thing to know is that Lois is a master at knowing what to do and how to do it. Thanks again for helping John and me get Rooster in the Hen House from raw manuscript to proof to Amazon where it is doing brisk sales.

Billie Travalini, Co-Editor, Rooster in the Henhouse

I am so glad I decided to take part in this workshop. It helped me to clarify my progression of activities for the book.

Lesley Bisthire

In Lois’s 2-hour workshop I received more clear information than I did searching for days online. She was upbeat, knowledgeable and encouraging. I would definitely recommend to seek her out for advice on all things self-publishing.


I just wrote my first book and had absolutely no idea what to do or where to go with my project.  I found Lois through Social Media, and I must say she made my adventure effortless.  She is amazing, so easy to speak with, her follow through is top shelf.  She connected me with all the right people required to get my book published.  My book got published and I could not be more pleased.  The book cover, (100% Lois) is so amazing that I did not consider anything else.  She took the flavor of my book and matched it to a cover that was just perfect.  If you have a project and have no idea how to move forward, please try Lois.  The best I can say is when I write my next book, she will be the first person I call.

Elisabet, Author

Lois had high energy. Explained the good and bad in publishing. Gave suggestions that were very useful.

Evelyn MacPhee

Great job, very informative! I may be applying what I’ve learned in this workshop to projects I’m considering taking on in the future.

Jessica St. Clair

After considerable discussion about my idea for writing the story, I made a decision to go forward. I began working with Lois immediately to get some idea about how I should do this. From the beginning, she gave me valuable instructions, encouragement, and advice on how to approach my goal. Lois and I met regularly by telephone and occasionally in person. Since this was my first book, she made the blueprint and the steps involved clear and in a way that I was able to understand.  I  began writing in the late summer of 2018 with the goal of completing it within a year. During this time, I received excellent coaching and encouragement as to how to make this book interesting. Lois provided innovative ideas as to how the book would tell the story about how this man endured a devastating disease with compassion and love for those surrounding him. The success of this experience was due solely to having Lois Hoffman as my coach and publisher. This journey has compelled me to write a second book which I’m now beginning with Lois.


Bruce Hobler, Author of Willy's Neighborhood

Excellent course. Very informative.

This workshop was beneficial in that I gained new ideas on how to approach my book.

Rosalie Grant

Gave me valuable places to start the process of my book.

Tina Bradbury

Clear and helpful information. Lois was very knowledgeable.

Fun and very helpful.

George Petit

Your workshop was very, very informative on the publishing aspect of getting from idea and writing to the finished product.

Edmund Lincoln

Excellent content and delivery; addressed a wide range of interests and concerns; modeled a positive method of communication; the time just flew by!

Donna Hitchner

Lois Hoffman, The Happy Self-Publisher, made the publication of our new book, Rooster in the Henhouse, possible! From start to finish, Lois guided us with patience and great skill, de-mystifying the process, developing the layout, designing the cover, choosing just the right font, responding to our many last-minute changes and demands. Without her guidance and expertise there would be no book.  She has our highest recommendation!

John Newlin, Co-Editor, Rooster in the Henhouse

The workshop helped to focus and jumpstart an outline for my blog.

Karen Mastrippolito

Thank you, Lois. It was an exciting experience. I had a great time listening to your valuable information.


This is the self-publisher’s handbook. From conceptualization to marketing the final edition, this is a must for those wishing to enter the self-publishing industry.

Cindy Cavett

Lois Hoffman knows her “social media stuff.” She leads a great workshop that allows for discussion, sharing, and questions. I learned so much and am encouraged.

Patti Paulus, Co-Owner, The Palette & The Page

Well designed workshop. Attendees participated, yet, the instructor “stayed” with her outline. I, personally, learned a great deal and will begin my writing experience this month. Thank you.


Lois is energetic and her delivery is quite informative. I’m glad I attended!

Mary Konwinski

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

This workshop was very worthwhile — it is given by someone with good experience and knowledge of the topic! She has a good sense of where the audience is and gives very helpful info for writers. Thank you!

Lois Drake

Lois is super friendly and engaged with the workshop attendees’ personal goals. She offered advice tailored to each person here with enthusiasm. Thank you!


Great experience. You are so nice. Love the tone of your voice.

Alex Freites

I enjoyed the seminar very much. It gives me the push to reaffirm my desire to write.

Emily Locke

This workshop will help you think about the who, what and why of book writing. This workshop helped me get my creative juices flowing.

Lisa Bryant

Great energy with the class! I loved it!

Tynetta Clemment

Very informal. She really answered the fundamentals of writing a book and starting a blog.

This workshop gave me a starting point on if moving forward is what I want to do. It is a very helpful workshop.

Dawna Johnson

Excellent content and interesting presenter.

Rasheeda Demby

I liked this workshop a lot. It was very informative.

Roger I Parker II

This was an excellent introductory workshop. It gave me the framework that filled in a lot of former blank spots in my limited knowledge.

Michael Cox

I really enjoyed it. A lot of good information. Thank you so much!!

Pamela Lynn Davis

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

Lois was very helpful and gave good information for writing and going to the next level.

Jennifer Cummings

This workshop was helpful and a great start to learning what you need to start your own book.

Covered the subject well in an informative manner.


Lois is very knowledgeable about the subject matter. She keeps the workshop flowing and the agenda helps to keep it on track.

Sue Peterson

Great workshop, delivered with positive energy and authority. A comprehensive overview of self-publishing, very useful. Glad I attended – gave me a real boost.

Dave Guseman

Your workshop has me given me inspiration and motivation to write more. I found it very informative and engaging.

Le’Cinda Waugh

Lois is very knowledgeable, positive, and helpful.

Christine Shaw

Wonderful intro to the hobby writer who is looking to expand their creative outlet by publishing and setting their work out.

Elliott Henry

Very informative. Glad I came!

Very informative – Excellent!


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