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

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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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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 »

Ten Questions for Better Reader Feedback

During your writing process, you’ll probably get to a point where you’ll ask a friend or relative to read your work, hoping for helpful feedback. I’ve been there, and it’s rough. When I was new to writing, I would ask a friend to read some … Read more »

How Do I Publish on Amazon?

I see or hear some version of this regularly. Authors call and specifically ask: How do I get published on Amazon? The answer is: You don’t. But the question (and the confusion around it) is understandable. Amazon has made its name in books, and even … Read more »

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Florence Festival of Books

September 28–29, 2018Florence Event Center, Florence, Oregon

This festival always features a great selection of Oregon writers, and Luminare Press will be there too, to talk about publishing and more.

Portland Book Festival

November 10, 2018Portland Art Museam

Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock) is back. Come to the Portland Art Museum for a day full of book-related fun!

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