Patricia Marshall is the owner of Luminare Press, and has helped hundreds of authors navigate the self-publishing process. She loves sharing her knowledge, enthusiasm, and love of publishing with authors across the country.

Titles by Patricia Marshall

At Luminare Press we help authors publish their best possible books. I wrote this toolkit, as well as other guides, for those authors who are willing to take the path of Do It Yourself publishing and need some guidance.

  • by Patricia Marshall

    The ultimate guide to self-publishing

    The Luminare Press Toolkit offers a roadmap that will close the gap between your finished manuscript and holding a published book in your hands.

    Packed full of practical, up-to-date information, the toolkit takes the author through the print-on-demand publishing process, and includes:

    • Tips on editing and formatting your manuscript
    • How and when to hire a book designer
    • Keeping track of metadata (and when to use it)
    • Setting up accounts and uploading your files to POD printers
    • Creating a marketing strategy that works for you

    The resource section includes active links so they can be updated as needed, as well as: Helpful sites, Image sizing charts, List of training videos, Forms to download, and much, much more.

    Luminare Press has been helping authors publish for more than a decade, and this book shares our step-by-step process with authors.

  • by Patricia Marshall

    Do you want to self-publish, but have no idea how to get started? This book is for you!

    We’ll review the basics of the process, including:

    • An overview of the publishing process;
    • Editing—how to polish your manuscript;
    • Book interiors—layout and page design;
    • Cover design and why it matters;
    • Bookmaking—printing, distribution, ebooks;
    • Selling your book and finding your audience.


  • Liz Russell

    Especially for anyone who is starting at the very beginning of self-publishing. This book gives basic steps and guidelines for preparing a book for print-on-demand.
    I was really grateful for the section on publishing platforms for printed books and also e-books. There are some great suggestions and checklists along with specific links and tools for getting your book to market.