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)$1,999$2,499$1,199
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 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.
Each 10,000 words exceeding 90,000$100
Add a hardcover version (details)$300
Luminare will create a hardcover version of your book with a dust jacket and separate ISBN, and set up distribution as needed.
Additional editing services (editing calculator)
Copy editing (details)1.5 cents/word
Editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation and more. Read more about editing options.
Copy editing & proofreading (details)2 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)3.5 cents/word
Includes copy editing as well as a more substantial examination of the manuscript. Read more about editing options.
Additional promotional packages
Deluxe Promotional Package (details)$990
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)
Print promotional package (details)$790
Includes business card, bookmark, 5x7 postcard mailer, 8.5" x 11" flyer, 11"x17" poster, one sheet
Social media promotional package (details)$360
Includes one sheet, Facebook banner, Facebook announcement (JPG), email announcement (PDF)
Author website (details)$500
Luminare will create a unique website for you so customers can easily find your book. More
NEW! Author Assistant Services (details)$60/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
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