Hay House was founded in 1984 by Louise L. Hay as a way to self-publish her first two books, Heal Your Body and You Can Heal Your Life (YCHYL), both of which became bestsellers and established Louise as a leader in the New Age movement. To date, YCHYL has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide and has been published in 25 languages. Today, Hay House is committed to publishing products that have a positive self-help slant conducive to healing planet Earth.
In 1987, Hay House was incorporated, expanding into a full-scale publishing company. We now publish books, audios, videos, and the well-known card decks that are part of our beautifully illustrated and conceived Lifestyles line. The subjects that have been covered by Hay House products reflect an eclectic assortment of interests: astrology, alternative health, angels, pet care, nutrition, psychology, sociology, meditation, spirituality, numerology, color therapy, feng shui, business, autobiographies, and much more.
Hay House is one of the fastest-growing self-help and transformational publishers in the world, selling books, audios, and videos to 33 countries around the world. Our company currently publishes approximately 250 books and 300 audios by more than 130 authors, and employs a full-time staff of 55. Hay House is a medium-sized house bringing in big-name authors (such as Sylvia Browne, Montel Williams, Wayne Dyer, Ben Stein, Suze Orman, Carnie Wilson, and Phil McGraw) who are attracted to our innovative approach to 21st-century publishing.
Mountain Movers Press and Smiley Books are imprints of Hay House. Well-known TV personality Tavis Smiley will be the first author to pen a book for the Smiley Books imprint. Hay House is also the distributor of Princess Books, a publishing company founded by well-known psychic John Edward; and we have offices in the U.K., Australia, and Canada.
Hay House was originally based in Santa Monica, California, and seven years ago moved to Carlsbad, California, a medium-sized beach community 30 miles north of San Diego. Over the last two years, Hay House has grown from approximately 30 employees to more than 55 full-time staff.