Standard Layout Package

Let your words flow on the pages

Where simplicity is beauty

Part of the Boutique Publishing Packages, Standard Layout is designed for most books as you think of them: they are mostly text and the focus is on the words.
But Standard doesn’t mean default or simplistic: our standards are pretty high and every layout is custom design.

Complete, Fully Guided Package for Most Publishing Project

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

Standard Layout Package

  • Up to 5 images included
  • Up to 90,000 words

Recommended for novels and memoirs, as well as nonfiction books, that are primarily text.

It also includes

File evaluation

We assess your manuscript and look at what it needs before starting the publishing process.

Eye-catching custom-design cover

One of our professional book cover designer create a beautiful, unique cover for your book.

Professional interior formatting

Custom interior formatting will ensure that your book looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside. The interior fonts, typography, and layout will coordinate with your cover to achieve a smooth, cohesive look and feel for your book.

Images and graphic inclusion

We’ll include up to 5 images, which you’ll provide, in your book. This includes any combination of charts, graphs, maps, photographs and illustrations, for instance.

Back cover and author bio text review

Our copywriters will review your author bio and book description to ensure your book is interesting and appealing to your ideal readers.

​Registration with Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is a national catalog of print books and assigns a number that is used by librarians to discover and purchase books.

Registration with Bowker’s book in print

Registration optimizes book discovery across a wide range of book discoverability. Bowker’s provides bibliographic data so your titles are exposed to many facets of the book industry.

ISBN and barcode

Luminare will provide an ISBN (international standard book number) and a compatible barcode for each product. Having both the barcode and ISBN on the back of your book ensures that your book is ready to be sold.

Set up for print-on-demand

Print-on-demand means that Amazon, for instance, will always show books in stock. Customers will also be able to order through other online sites and bookstores, with delivery in a matter of days. Everything will be setup under your name and you’ll keep 100% of the royalties.

100% royalties to the author

You’ll retain all the rights and the royalties from your book sales. Luminare Press won’t take a cut of your profit.

Physical proof copy

Before your book is published, you’ll receive a printed copy for a final evaluation.

eBook preparation and publication

We’ll convert and create E-book files that will be delivered as Mobi/Kindle and ePub formats. This allows you to sell an electronic version of your book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your own site. We will upload your files to Kindle Direct Publishing and link the e-book to the print book too.

​Distribution through major retail outlets

Your book will be available for distribution through major online retailers and bookstores (over 25,000 retail locations).

Preferential bookstore distribution

We set up the title with two POD printers in order to optimize royalties for both Amazon and bookstores.

Marketing and promotion

You’ll have access to materials and partners that can help you create your marketing plan. Luminare will then schedule a marketing call, to discuss ways to reach your audience using the tools we provide.

Author page on Luminare Press

A complimentary personal profile page designed to gather all the info about you as an author and your books. It will add one more tool to your marketing efforts, and increase your visibility with search engines.

Five copies of book upon publication

You’ll get five printed copies of you book on us!

Optional Services

Hardcover version $400
Additional images $10/each
Additional words exceeding 90,000 $100/each 10,000
Color interior$100
Copy editing2 cent/word
Copy editing & Proofreading 3 cent/word
Line editing5 cent/word
See details and full explanation for our Editing services

What About Marketing and Promotion?

We also offer tools and services to help you market and promote your book.

“A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.”

Salman Rushdie

Ready to start your publishing journey?

Join the hundreds of authors that published their books with us.

Schedule a free 15-minute consultation call to talk about your book.

Luminare is as professional as it gets. My book is ready for prime time and a national book tour. The publisher used the finest editors, designers, and proofreaders. The expertise and attention to detail was first rate. I particularly liked the personal encouragement and direction that was given. I am thrilled to have given this life work to Luminare.

Danuta Pfeiffer – author of Chiseled, A Memoir of Identity, Duplicity, and Fine Wine

I have worked with Luminare Press for five novels now, plus one translated in Italian. They have been so responsive and easy to work with I can’t imagine not working with them on my future novels. Overall, I can’t say enough about the wonderful people at Luminare. Thank you all for your great service and caring attitudes.

James A. Bacca – author of PIs

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. I will use Luminare Press again when I publish The Littlest Christmas Tree.

C. Marie Schrant – author of Empath

Luminare is superb. They hold your hand through the entire publication process, A to Z. And that’s with their basic service package. They answer questions promptly, even the stupid ones. Other “hybrid” companies cost more, wanted a guarantee of sequels, or had a two year delay before publication.

Gene Helfman – author of Beyond the Human Realm

How it works

Our Publishing Boutique is a turn-key service so you can focus on writing and selling.

  1. Consultation call – Free 15-minute call
    It’s a complementary call you can book right now. We use this call to talk 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.
  2. Editing – Optional service
    Editing is not included in our boutique packages, and you can choose the editor you prefer, but, we strongly recommend to have you manuscript edited before you start the publishing process. You can check our rate and details on our editing services here.
  3. Manuscript preparation
    Start as soon as you send us the files of your final copy of your manuscript.
  4. Book preparation
    This include all the book design such as: interior formatting, assets review, title and meta-data definition, back cover text, author bio and photo and more.
  5. Cover design
    We create a beautiful, custom design book cover for your print and digital formats.
  6. Copyright and Imprint
    The book is going to be registered under your name, and you’ll retain 100% of royalties. Accounts setup and basic assistance is included in the packages.
  7. Final review and proof copy
    Before your book is published, you’ll receive a physical copy for a final evaluation.
  8. eBook creation
    File conversion and eBook preparation. Files will be delivered as ePub format, which allow you to sell on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your own site.
  9. Marketing – book marketing seminar
    A complimentary online seminar to help you understand the foundations of every good book marketing plan. You’ll learn how to build an engaged audience, spread your message, and sell more books.
  10. Distribution
    Your book will be available for distribution through major online retailers and bookstores. Print-on-demand means that Amazon, for instance, will always show books in stock. Customers will also be able to order through bookstores, with delivery in a matter of days.

Ready to start?

Who will you work with

Patricia Marshall – Owner of Luminare Press

Writer, editor, and publisher with a passion for helping authors produce the best books possible. Patricia has degrees in journalism and creative non-fiction, and is the former editor of a Forest magazine

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.

Kim Harper Kenned – Project and Operations Manager

She has a Master’s degree in arts/non-profit management and museum studies from the University of Oregon. She spent 14 years as a Content and Project Manager for a local exhibit and architectural display company writing, developing, and managing hundreds of exhibits and displays for major institutions across the United States.

Melissa Thomas, graphic designer / author assistant services

Melissa has over 15 years of graphic design and marketing experience from her time working in fast-paced marketing departments for national companies. She brings that experience to her roles of graphic designer, branding, and author assistant services at Luminare.

Melissa is an accomplished photographer and artist. Her work can be found in homes and businesses worldwide and internationally on book covers. Locally her art can be found in the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery in Portland, OR.

Meet the rest of the team

FAQ about the Boutique Packages

Is this for me?

Our Boutique Packages are designed for authors with a finished manuscript that needs a professional and all-in-one service.

If you have already done most of the work or a DIY person, you may want to check our à la carte services for Book Cover Design, Interior Design and eBook File Preparation.

I’m writing poetry, what package should I chose?

We will evaluate your manuscript to see which package fits best, but poetry usually requires our Complex Layout package.

I’m still in the process of writing. Should I schedule a call?

We suggest you schedule a call when the manuscript is complete and you are ready to start the publishing process. If you are not quite there yet, we suggest starting with downloading our free eBook about self-publishing.

More questions?

Check our FAQ page