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.

Publishing 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 Layout and Design

Once you have your manuscript edited and ready to publish, the next step is to to create the interior book pages, sometimes referred to as a “book block,” or a PDF file which you will upload for printing. Here are a few different approaches to … Read more »

Suggestions for Self-Editing

If hiring an editor is absolutely out of the question and you cannot trade for editorial services, or bribe a friend, here are a few tips for self-editing that you might find useful. Even if the thought of checking for commas puts you in a … Read more »

How to Hire an Editor

Good copy editors are not ordinary people. Their brains are wired to see anomalies, deviations, and inconsistencies in the text. We are lucky to have them in our midst. A good copy editor will make sure that your book meets professional standards and will keep … Read more »

What Does a Book Editor Do?

Hiring an editor is a step that most writers balk at. We like to believe that our beta readers, our writing group, or our friends who are English teachers are going to catch any errors, especially with multiple readings. In fact, just the opposite is … Read more »

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