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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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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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How to Publish Children's Book

How to Write and Publish a Children’s Book on Amazon

Publishing a children’s book can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can also be overwhelming, especially for first-time authors. Amazon’s self-publishing platform, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), allows you to publish your children’s picture book, the same as it does for any other book. … Read more »

How To Use E-books To Expand Your Book Distribution

The Simple Tool Independent Authors Can Use to Reach Millions of Readers and Sell More Books An e-book is an invaluable tool for independent authors who are interested in increasing readership and selling more books. While e-books didn’t kill print books, it’s a format that … Read more »

Traditional vs. Independent Publishing: What to Consider

Publishing is the step of taking your writing—whether it’s a novel, memoir, short stories, non-fiction—and turning it into a salable product: your book. As you consider whether to publish independently or seek a traditional publishing contract, ask yourself: What is my goal? How much time … Read more »

ISBN: What It Is, Why It’s Important for Self-Published Books, and How to Get One

Are you ready to self-publish your book and wondering what to do about an ISBN? If so, you’re not alone. The conversations surrounding the purchase and use of the ISBN are some of the most confusing, not to mention opinionated, ones I hear. Authors wonder … Read more »

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