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Publishing Solutions

Let The Happy Self-Publisher team transform your manuscript into the book of your dreams! 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.

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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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 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 Alliance of Independent Authors - Partner Member

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