Luminare Press

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How it works

Learn more about our complete publishing packages.

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 then we are at sales.

Free consultation

Talk with a project editor about your book.

Book Design Services

We’re excited to offer our professional design services for authors who are familiar with the business of publishing (or tech savvy and willing to learn it) but need a professional, reasonably priced interior and cover design for their print and ebooks.

We provide industry standard PDF and epub files, suitable for uploading for sale and distribution. We offer additional á la carte items, too, to complement your publishing package. See a complete list of prices and services offered.

For each product, we provide our one-of-a-kind Luminare Press Tool-Kit for Publishing Partners. It includes the best, most up-to-date information on publishing tasks, and includes step-by-step instructions for file management and publishing services.

Learn more about our a la carte services

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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Book Cover Design: Readers WILL Judge

You’ve probably imagined your book cover for a long time. Once you decide to self-publish, you have to get down to the basics of book cover design. Paying attention to what will give your book a professional, appealing cover will keep it from having an … Read more »

Published? Time for a Party!

Your book is in your hands—congratulations! What’s next? Author readings, sometimes called publishing or book release parties, are a great way to spread the news about your book, while saying thank you to everyone who helped out along the way. A well-planned author party might … Read more »

Book Wall

Formatting Your Book Interior

In previous posts, we went over all your book design options: using a free online template, going the DIY route with Microsoft Word, or hiring a professional book designer. But no matter how you design your book interior, here are some guidelines. What is the … Read more »

Hiring a Book Designer

While hiring a book designer makes the book design process much easier, it also presents its own set of challenges. Here are some pros and cons, as well as the basics of a book interior. Professional designers make a better-looking product The upside to hiring … Read more »

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