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Luminare Press offers the best in hybrid publishing services: Outstanding custom cover designs, professional interior formatting and ebooks are all part of our basic print on demand package. In addition, we offer every service you might need, from editing to marketing tools, and our authors keep 100 percent of their book royalties.

But what you really get if you work with us is our attention. We are here to guide you through the process of self-publishing, to educate you and help you make the best decisions for YOUR book. We don’t have a cookie-cutter approach: we appreciate the fact that each book we work on is unique, and we treat our books and our authors with care and respect.

When you call us, you’ll get a real live person who can answer questions, offer reassurance or advice as needed. From the start, we help you determine what your book needs to be successful, and will never, ever try to sell you anything extra. In fact, we’re far better at publishing than we are at sales.

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Essentials Publishing Package

We’re excited to introduce a new, lighter package designed for independent authors who are ready to publish and want to produce a professional book at a competitive price.

The Essentials package includes professional design services for cover, interior, and e-book, and an up-to-date, easy-to-follow class that teaches you everything you need to go from a finished manuscript to a professionally published book. No design skills are required, no professional software to learn, and no hidden gimmicks.

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Download a FREE Self-Publishing Guide

Want a quick and easy-to-read explanation of the self-publishing process?

Download Six Steps to Successful Self-Publishing for Kindle, Nook or more.

This book offers an overview of the publishing process, as well as:

  • A primer on editing and polishing your manuscript
  • An explanation of page layout design
  • Suggestions for cover design (and why it matters)
  • A look at printing and distribution options, including ebooks
  • Suggestions for selling your book and finding your audience

 

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Author Press Kit: How to Build One That Works

Spreading the word about your book through media outlets is a very effective and low-cost way to reach new readers. Most authors don’t realize that podcast hosts, magazine and newspaper writers and editors, and bloggers are always looking for new content and possible guests that … Read more »

Promo Materials for Marketing Your Self-Published Book

Congratulations on reaching this stage of your publishing journey! Whether you just approved your cover or your book is published and available for sale, it’s a good time to consider what you need to accomplish your next goal. If you want to sell or distribute … Read more »

Publishing on Amazon AI-generated Books

Publishing on Amazon and AI: What you need to know

In the past few months, as Artificial intelligence (AI) programs have become easily accessible, there has been a lot of conversation about what it means to writers. The author community is questioning how to maintain the integrity of published books, and online distributors are struggling … Read more »

The Publishing Framework

The Self-Publishing Framework for Indie Authors 

Can an Indie author publish like a traditional publisher? Indie or self-publishing has become a terrific avenue for writers who want to get a print book out into the world. Self-publishing authors can make beautiful, professional books that rival those produced through traditional publishing paths, … Read more »

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Women In Publishing Summit

March 6–9, 2024Online - Virtual Live Summit

Luminare Press is a sponsor of the 7th Women In Publishing Summit, the biggest 4-day, online conference for women, and those who identify as women, … Read more »

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