Luminare Press

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How Luminare helps you through the self-publishing process

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

Schedule a time to talk with a project editor.

Publishing Design Services

We 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 a 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 publishing

Six reasons to choose indie publishing (and one BIG reason not to)

Thinking about indie publishing? You’re not alone. According to Bowker’s Books in Print, more than 1 million books were self published in 2017– a 38 percent increase over the previous year. Faster and potentially more lucrative than traditional publishing, indie authors are stepping up to … Read more »

Are You Ready to Publish?

I spend a good part of my day talking to authors about publishing. Some are early in the writing stage, trying to get a sense of the process. Some are in the midst of revisions, and a few have a polished manuscript ready to go. … Read more »

Case Study: How One Author Grew Sales and Business

By Diane Dennis of Inspired Media Communications   The role of the author during the writing process is defined by isolation, research, seclusion, and dedication. It is a labor of intensity and love. Upon completion, the book makes its debut to the world through the … Read more »

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Six Essential Elements of Children’s Picture Books

Picture books offer a great opportunity to create timeless and fun stories for children. Here are six elements that are sometimes overlooked, but are important for successful picture book publishing. Story and Language Is the story simple enough to be told in 500 – 1000 … Read more »

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