Our rates

Browse the prices and information below to learn about our standard book publishing packages, or click for publishing design services (a la carte).

a la carte design services

You may build a custom estimate for your book here:

Standard formatting
Non standard formatting

Core publishing package (details)$2,499$2,999$1,499
Custom, professionally designed book cover and interior formatting • back cover text review • set up for print-on-demand sales • ISBN and bar code • registration with Library of Congress preferential bookstore distribution (dual distribution) • availability on all major online retailers & 25,000 retail locations • registration with Bowker's Books in Print • a physical proof for your review before publication • advice on the best ways to market your book • five complimentary copies of the book on publication. Review the complete details
Maximum words (details)90,00070,0003,000
The maximum number of words included in each publishing package. Additional fees may apply for longer books.
Maximum images (details)52020
The maximum number of images allowed in each type of standard publishing package. This includes any combination of charts, graphs, maps, photographs and illustrations, for instance.
Cost per additional images$10/ea$10/ea$10/ea
Additional layout services
Footnotes or endnotes (details)$200
Luminare will include footnotes and endnotes as specified by the author.
Add a hardcover version (details)$400
Luminare will create a hardcover version of your book with a dust jacket and separate ISBN, and set up distribution as needed.
Color interior - except children’s book$100
Additional editing services (editing calculator)
Copy editing (details)2 cents/word
Editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation and more. Read more about editing options.
Copy editing & proofreading (details)3 cents/word
Copy editing plus an additional reading of the typeset proof as a final check before publication. Read more about editing options.
Line editing (details)5 cents/word
Includes copy editing as well as a more substantial examination of the manuscript. Read more about editing options.
Children’s picture book editing (details)Starts at $150
Price includes three hours of editing. Additional hours will be billed at $60/hr.
Additional promotional packages
Book Marketing Coaching Book Marketing Coaching (details)
Deluxe Promotional Package (details)$1075
Includes business card, bookmark, 5x7 postcard mailer, 8.5" x 11" flyer, 11"x17" poster, one sheet, Facebook banner, Facebook announcement (JPG), email announcement (PDF), Premium Author page
Print promotional package (details)$795
Includes business card, bookmark, 5x7 postcard mailer, 8.5" x 11" flyer, 11"x17" poster, one sheet
Social media promotional package (details)$395
Includes Premium Author page, Amazon Author Page set-up, Goodreads author page set-up, Facebook banner, Facebook announcement (JPG), email announcement (PDF)
Author website (details)$750
Luminare will create a unique website for you so customers can easily find your book. More
NEW! Author Assistant Services (details)$75/hour
In addition to promotional items, we offer a range of book marketing services, including Amazon Author Page set-up; Goodreads author page set-up; advance copy PDFs, ebooks, or cover jpgs for pre-sales; create print ads; create social media posting templates. More
Extended E-book Distribution (details)$100
For authors seeking to make their book more accessible through online libraries, smaller retailers, and global e-book platforms beyond Amazon, our E-book Distribution Package is an add-on option worth considering. Using the professional e-book interior we create for you—either through our full publishing package or à la carte ebook service—we upload your file for wide distribution across a spread of e-book platforms. Notable e-book platforms included are: • Apple Books • Barnes & Noble Nook • Kobo • 24Symbols • Bookmate • Libreka • BibliU.com • and multiple others
A la carte promotional items
Business card (design and 100 cards delivered to author)$125
Bookmark (design and 100 bookmarks delivered to author)$150
5x7 postcard mailer (design and 100 postcards delivered to author)$190
8.5" x 11" flyer (design only, call for printing costs)$135
11"x17" poster (design only, call for printing costs)$145
One­-sheet (design only, call for printing costs)$160
Facebook banner$75
Facebook announcement (JPG)$50
Email announcement (PDF)$75
Premium Author Page$100