Book design services

Make your book stand out

Where your book goes from good to beautiful

Our Book Design Service offers ready-to-print cover, interior and ebook files for authors who are familiar with the business of publishing (or tech savvy and willing to learn.) Custom cover designs, professional interior layout, and ebook formatting are available á la carte. We provide industry-standard PDF and epub files, suitable for uploading for sale and distribution.

Are you ready to publish your book but you need a great cover or a professional designer to improve your layout?

Our amazing designers are here for you.

  • No pre-made templates: Every design is custom and absolutely unique.
  • No intern working on your project: Our designers have worked on hundreds of books.
  • No ghosting or unanswered calls: We’ll work with you to make sure you’re fully satisfied with the result.

What do you need to complete your project?

Book cover design

Custom designed book cover ready for print and e-book at just $600

Why do I need this?

The cover of the book is the single, most important element in choosing a book. Readers will judge your book by its cover, especially if it’s the first time they see it. Professionally designed covers lead to a much higher sales.

Interior formatting

We make your book easy to read and ready for printing and e-book.

Why do I need this?

That’s nothing worse that getting reviews that mention the problems with your layout instead of the content of your writing. One thing every reader takes for granted is a properly formatted book. Don’t skip the basics; instead let us create a great design for your interior.

E-book files

We convert your manuscript into a beautiful e-book for Kindle Direct Publishing, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and more.

Why do I need this?

A digital version of your book allows you to increase your audience, use marketing tactics and share previews and chapters in an easy and inexpensive way. But you need the book to be responsive and the text perfectly visible in any format. Readers want your words, not random%20characters/>.

Author website NEW

We create a custom website that will help you communicate, promote, and sell your books to a growing community of fans and readers.

Why do I need this?

With more than 1.6 million books published every year it is essential to create a solid platform to increase readership, share your work and ideas, promote events, and showcase existing and upcoming titles. A beautiful website is the best way to start building your author plarform.

What you get and how it works

Luminare Press provides a professionally formatted interior and a custom cover design for every book we publish. The careful selection of fonts, layout, and images for both cover and interior will achieve a smooth, cohesive look and feel for your book.

The cover design process starts with a customer questionnaire, where you tell us YOUR ideas for the cover. Perhaps you have an image you want to use, or specific colors in mind, or other covers you like. We also ask for other cover information we need, such as the back cover text and the author bio. The more information you give us, the happier we are.

Don’t worry if you are unsure about how to find an image to use or write back cover text. We can guide you through that process.

Once the questionnaire is submitted, the magic starts. We’ll provide a sample cover based on information you’ve provided, and then we will work with you to refine the idea. Most of our covers go through several revisions before they are ready to print, and we welcome your feedback throughout the process.

The interior design is a similar process. Once we have determined the size of the book, we’ll lay out a few sample pages and send them to you for feedback. Like the cover, we may go through a few rounds of revisions, but once we have agreed on an interior style, the book is laid out in its entirety for your review, with text body, title and copyright pages, dedication and any other front and back matter you have included.

Custom formatting will ensure that your book looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside.

Who will work on your project

Meet our book designers

Claire Flint Last – Senior Designer

Accomplished graphic designer, illustrator, and fine art painter with more than twenty years of experience. She has executed design and illustration work for high-profile clients, and has been with Luminare Press since the company started.

Kristen Brack – Book designer

Kristen has worked as an illustrator and designer since she graduated art school with honors in 2004. As an avid reader and lover of all visual forms of communication, designing books quickly became a passion and long-term career.

Melissa Thomas – Designer & author assistant services

She has over 15 years of graphic design and marketing experience working in marketing departments for national companies. Accomplished photographer and artist, her art can be found in homes and businesses worldwide, on book covers and in the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery in Portland, OR.

Nina Leis – Book Designer

Nina has a BA in Art & Technology from University of Oregon and specializes in book design—from cover to page layout to ebooks.
As a former bookseller and freelance graphic designer, she brings familiarity with the industry and a love for books to the backstage of bookmaking. Her strengths lie in technical skill and software troubleshooting—not to mention office plant care.

Looking for more than just design?

Luminare Press offers affordable publishing packages to help you turn your manuscript into a professionally published book.