Self Publishing Packages

Welcome to Our Publishing Services

We Help You Turn Your Manuscript into a Professionally Published Book

We designed this service to help authors create a professional book that’s ready to hit the market.
It’s simple, affordable and personal, and we’re with you every step of the way.

With our Boutique Publishing Packages, you’ll get top quality services and assistance from start to finish.
Whether you’ve written a novel, a memoir, a family history to share with relatives, or if you are a professional who wants to share your knowledge in print, we’re here to guide you through the publishing process.

Choosing one of Luminare’s Boutique Publishing Packages allows you to focus on what matters the most: achieving your goal and getting a potential best-selling book in your readers’ hands.


Fully Guided Publishing Packages

Everything you need to publish and sell your book with

professional guidance every step of the way.

Complex Layout

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


  • Up to 20 images
  • Up to 70,000 words

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Standard Layout

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


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

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Children’s Book

Specialized package for illustrated children’s books of limited length


  • Up to 20 images
  • Up to 3,000 words

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What’s included in all Boutique Packages

  • 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 

Optional Services

Footnotes$200
Hardcover version $400
Color interior (except Children’s books) $100
Copy editing2 cent/word
Copy editing & Proofreading3 cent/word
Line editing5 cent/word
Children’s picture book editingStarts at $150
See details and full explanation for our Editing services or call us for Children’s book editing

What about Marketing and Promotion?

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

“The virtue of books is to be readable.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ready to start your publishing journey?

Join the hundreds of authors who have published their books with us.

Schedule a free 30 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

Patricia Marshall and her staff at Luminare Press offer stellar service. Patricia broke the process down into manageable steps and kept me on track to my book publication date. I look forward to a long-term relationship with Luminare Press.

Stacey Gustafson – author of Are You Kidding Me?

Wow. Amazing. Really wonderful work. You are capturing exactly what I wanted. The process is terrific and the product is beautiful and inviting – exactly what I was hoping for.

Anne Ayers Koch – author of Finding Home, A Memoir of Arts and Crafts

Luminare produces great results. Patricia approached my book project with enthusiasm, and she provided a constant source of practical guidance throughout. And she has a highly competent team at Luminare.

Vicky Amorose – author of Art-Write, The Writing Guide For Visual Artists

How it works

Publishing with Luminare Press will save you time and money. We work closely with our authors to create professional books and to make sure you understand the publishing process and avoid costly mistakes.

In the last ten years we perfected a bullet-proof system that allows us to publish books that stand out in the crowd. We know how to pay attention to 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.
Our Publishing Boutique is a turn-key service. We do the work so you can focus on writing and selling.

  1. Consultation call – Free 30-minute call
    It’s a complimentary 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, because some of our clients have their own editors. If you’re one of them, we are thrilled! You can work with any 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
    Starts as soon as you send us the files of your final copy of your manuscript.
  4. Book preparation
    This includes all the book design such as interior formatting, assets review, metadata set-up, 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. ISBN, copyright and Library of Congress
    We register your book with Bowker’s Books in Print and the Library of Congress. You retain all rights and 100% of royalties, and will be able to order your books directly from printing and distribution accounts. Basic account set up and ordering 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 Mobi/Kindle and ePub formats, which allow you to sell on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your own site.
  9. Marketing consultation – 1-hour call included
    A complimentary call to help you with your marketing strategy. We will talk about niche audiences and avenues you can establish to reach readers and media outlets.
  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.

Jamie Passaro – Managing Editor

Jamie Passaro comes to copy editing from the writing side of publishing. Her articles, interviews, and essays have been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post online’s “On Parenting,” The Atlantic online, The Sun, and Oregon Humanities, among other places.

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