Professional Publishing For Your Book

Luminare Press can help you publish a beautiful book in less time and with a professional design.

If you…

  • Have a great story to share with your readers
  • Wrote a book that can make an impact on your community and beyond
  • Want to publish a book that can become a bestseller

Now it’s the time to move forward

We know you deserve:

  • A clear, reliable path toward publishing
  • A book with the same design quality as a New York Times best seller
  • A reliable publisher that will guide you through the process (we’re always just a phone call away!)

See how we can help you


Over the past ten years we have published hundreds of books and guided our clients through the process of self-publishing.

Join the hundreds of authors who have used our services

Luminare Press made me a believer in hiring professionals to help with aspects like design, formatting, and publishing to get your indie book where it needs to be. I have edited, formatted, and published my own books, but I was never 100 percent confident in marketing those self-published titles. Now, with immense hands-on help from the staff at Luminare Press, I finally have a book that I feel proud of—cover to cover. I will not be self-publishing again without the help of Luminare Press.

Terah Van Dusen
Dreams of a Rocking Pony

From my first “cold call” with Patricia to working with Claire and Kim at Luminare Press, it couldn’t have been easier! As a first-time self-publisher, everything and everyone was organized and efficient to make it easy for me. Working with Claire Flint Last as the designer was amazing. She captured the essence of my vision on the cover and worked closely with me on all design changes needed to complete this beautiful book of letters my father sent my mother during WWII. I cannot recommend Luminare Press more highly.

Shelly N. Brown
Dear Selma

After going through the ratings of several self-publishing companies, I chose a few to take a deeper look at. I scoured their websites. Searched the Internet for additional reviews. Gave the companies a call. At the end of the day, I chose Luminare Press to publish my work. Reviews were good, and I liked how they communicated with me. Turns out I made a great decision. I can’t say enough about how rewarding it was to work with the staff of Luminare Press.

C. Marie Schrant


Set an appointment to discuss your book publishing project with us. We use this call to learn about your project, evaluate what you may need, and see if Luminare can be a good publishing partner for you. It’s not a sales call, and you’ll gain a lot of knowledge.

Your initial consultation is free, and you are under no obligation to purchase anything. Because time is limited, we advise you to schedule when your manuscript is ready for a final review and for publication.

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1) Answer to the following questions.
2) Click the button at the end to proceed.
3) Pick the time and date for your call.

How much will it cost?

See Our Complete, Guided Publishing Packages

Everything you need to publish and sell your book, including professional guidance every step of the way


For novels, memoirs, and nonfiction books that are primarily text

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For books with lots of photos, graphics, or specialized text formatting

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Children’s Book

Specialized package for illustrated children’s books of limited length

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All Packages Include

  • Eye-catching custom-design cover
  • Professional interior formatting
  • Back cover and author bio text review
  • Set up for print-on-demand
  • ​ebook files for Kindle and ePub
  • Five copies of book upon publication
  • ​100% Royalties to the author
  • ISBN barcode
  • ​Registration with Library of Congress
  • ​Registration with Bowker’s Book in Print
  • ​Distribution through major retail outlets
  • ​Preferential bookstore distribution 
  • Complimentary author page

Ready to move forward?

My experience with Luminare Press as a first-time author was superb! Everyone from Patricia Marshall to Kim Harper Kennedy was awesome. They made the process painless and rewarding. I would highly recommend Luminare Press to anyone looking to publish a book, whether it’s their first book or their 10th!

– Sheri Thomas

It took me months to find someone who I trusted to publish my book. I came across Luminare Press by accident and after looking on the website for a while I knew they were the company I wanted to publish my book. Throughout the whole process they have been concise and professional. I am absolutely amazed at the final product they have produced for me in such a short amount of the time. The staff have always been easy to communicate with and deliver fast responses. I loved working with them.

Anthony Rogan

I am very impressed with the professional expertise all of the staff at Luminare provided to publish my novel, Fly Home, Butterfly. […]The quality of the interior and exterior of my book is exceptional.

Linda L. Graham

See Why This Is the Most Viable Option

At Luminare Press, we understand that self-publishing is a great way to get your book out in the world, but that it’s also a complicated and stressful process. 

In fact, it’s the ultimate exercise in multitasking.
First, you write an entire manuscript, and then you have to edit it, create a cover and interior layout, and figure out a way to publish and distribute your book.

However, you’re on this page for a reason. You might have realized that you’d rather write than take on all those tasks, and you’re looking for some help. Or maybe you just want more information.

Either way, you came to the right place, because booking a call with Luminare Press will give you a starting place for how to go about publishing. We’ll discuss your project, what options might be right for you, and explain how the process works. 

Why Luminare Press?

Luminare Press offers professional, personal, and affordable services to ensure our authors get a book that they can be proud of.

Professional: We know how to pay attention to often unconsidered details that make or break a book—an effective and appealing cover, a font that’s easy to read, a page that’s professionally formatted, the appearance of the front and back matter. We scrutinize all the elements that go into creating a polished book.

Personal: We know that self-publishing offers a confusing array of options, and we’ll walk you through the steps one at a time and make sure that YOUR book has the attention that it deserves. We know it can be a scary process, but at the end of it, we guarantee that you’ll have a great book, and you’ll have a deeper understanding of your role as a self-­published author.

Affordable: When you sign up with Luminare, you’ll have a team that will help you choose the most effective, affordable options. We’re not going to sell you things you don’t need, and many of the “add-ons” that other companies will charge you for are all included in our basic packages.

Luminare (Loo-­muh-n­ar­-ee) is an Italian word that translates to “light” or “star.” We chose the name because we like the idea of helping authors bring their work to light. (We also like Italian words.) And we’re passionate about getting it right, about making books that we can be proud of.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Have a Look at Other Authors Just Like You, Who Decided to Follow the Self-Publishing Route with Us

Luminare’s service has been all I could have asked for and more. Patricia Marshall and her professional team are not only responsive (in meeting my deadlines), but they offered much honest and helpful feedback along the way. My books have all turned out better because of their attention to detail. I highly recommend Patricia and her team of experts. They will continue to be my partners as I move on to book #4.

Kenton R. Hill 
Author of Buzzy and the Little Critters, 
Bird Buddies, 
and Rescued Rascals

Luminare is a professional as it gets. My book, Chiseled: A Memoir of Identity, Duplicity and Divine Wine, is ready for prime time and a national book tour. The publisher used the finest editors, designers and proof readers. The expertise and attention to detail was first rate. The quality of the process and the book itself is masterfully produced. I particularly liked the personal encouragement and direction that was given to this process. I am thrilled to have given this life work to Luminare.

Danuta Pfeiffer 
Former co-host of the 700 Club, and author of Chiseled

The publishing experience with Luminare has been very rewarding because of their professionalism, courtesy, patience, fast turnaround, and quality work. An added benefit is the gaining of experience in the publishing process provided to a newcomer. They will be my first choice with the follow up book.

A. A. Willis
Author of Yesterday’s Voices on the Inner Life

Do You Want a 15-Minute Free Consultation On Your Project?

Words from Patricia

Hi, I’m Patricia Marshall, the founder of Luminare Press. If you are looking to publish your book without being restricted and having to pay royalties, self-publishing is the right path for you.
We’ve helped hundreds of authors navigate the self-publishing process and would love to do the same for you.

I‘ve opened up our calendar so you can book a call with me to discuss your project and get as much help as you can.
I hope you take advantage of this opportunity. I’m looking forward to hearing about the project you’re working on.