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Self-Publishing Made Easy

Fully Guided Solution for High-Quality Indie Publishing

Boutique Package

The Boutique publishing package gives you all the professional help you need to publish an impeccable book. A turn-key solution, where Luminare Press handles and guides you through the main aspects of publishing, from custom book design to book distribution setup.

The Boutique package is the preferred choice for authors with a ready-to-publish manuscript seeking great book design and flawless publication.

Starts at $2,999

Free, no strings attached.

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Fully Guided Solution for Completed Manuscripts

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

Boutique Publishing Package

Ideal for authors with a ready-to-publish manuscript who want a smooth publishing journey with professional results.

  • Custom cover design
  • Custom interior design, formatting, and typesetting
  • E-book creation
  • Back cover review
  • Project manager for complete assistance
  • Available for fiction and non-fiction both with standard and complex layouts
  • Set up for print-on-demand
  • Preferential distribution
  • Five copies upon publication
  • Access to marketing tools and discounts
  • 100% royalties to the author

Included with Boutique Package

Editorial Evaluation

Not sure if your manuscript needs copyedit? We’ll assess a sample and suggest different editing levels based on the manuscript’s status, your author’s goals, and timeline.

During this phase, we also consider which of the Luminare Press imprints may fit your book best.

Eye-catching, Custom-designed Cover

One of our professional book cover designers creates 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. The package includes formatting up to 70,000 words for standard and complex layout books.

Back Cover and Author Bio Text Review

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

​Pre-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 Books In Print

Registration optimizes book discovery across a wide range of book discoverability. Bowker 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 set up 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.

E-book Preparation and Publication

We’ll convert and create e-book files that will be delivered as EPUB format for Kindle. This allows you to sell an electronic version of your book on Amazon. 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 (KDP and IngramSpark) in order to optimize royalties for both Amazon and bookstores.

Marketing and promotion

We’ll provide you with valuable information, tools, and free resources, and partners to help you develop your own marketing strategy for your book.

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 the Book upon Publication

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

Optional Services

Complex Layout
(complex formatting and typesetting)
Footnotes/Endnotes or Index
(linked text)
Hardcover Version $400
Images and Graphic Inclusion$30/each
Additional Words Exceeding 70,000 $100/each 10,000
Color Interior$100
Copyediting2.5 cent/word
Copyediting & Proofreading 3.5 cent/word
Line Editing6 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 consultation call to talk about your book

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 Press has a wonderful staff and did excellent and professional work from beginning to final product.

Frederick T. Golder – author of Reaching Common Ground

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

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

Publishing with Luminare Press will save you time and headaches. And you’ll have a professionally made book that you can be proud of.
In the last twelve years, we perfected a bulletproof system that allows us to publish real books that stand out in the crowd. 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.
Our Boutique Publishing offers 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 would be a good publishing partner for you. It’s not a sales call and you’ll gain a lot of knowledge.
  2. Manuscript evaluation
    We may suggest different editing levels based on your manuscript’s status, author goals, and timeline. During this phase, we also consider which of the Luminare Press imprints may fit your book best.
  3. Editing – Optional service
    Editing is not included in our Boutique Package as we designed this package for clients with a pre-edited manuscript, or for those who aim at a limited distribution and don’t need professional editing. However, you can always add it to your package. Check our rates and details on our editing services or consider our premium package.
  4. Manuscript preparation
    We begin preparing your text for editing and layout as soon as you send us your final copy of the manuscript.
  5. Book preparation
    This includes all the book design such as: interior formatting, assets review, title and metadata definition, back cover text, author bio and photo, and more.
  6. Cover design
    We create a beautiful, custom-designed book cover for your print and digital formats.
  7. Copyright and imprint
    Your book will be registered under your name and published under one of the Luminare Press imprints, and you’ll retain 100% of the royalties. Accounts setup and basic assistance are included in the packages.
  8. Final review and proof copy
    Before your book is published, you’ll receive a physical copy for a final evaluation.
  9. E-book creation
    File conversion and e-book preparation. Files will be delivered as EPUB format for KDP, which allows you to sell on Amazon and your website.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 you will work with

Patricia Marshall – Owner of Luminare Press

Writer, editor, and publisher with a passion for helping authors produce the best books possible. She is a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, Willamette Writers, and the Eugene Chamber of Commerce.

Claire Flint Last – Lead Designer

Accomplished graphic designer, illustrator, and fine art painter with more than twenty years of experience. She has executed design and illustration work for many high-profile clients.

Kim Harper Kennedy – 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 fourteen 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.

Sallie Vandagrift – Managing Editor

Sallie is an editor, writer, and teacher. Before joining the team at Luminare Press, she served on the editorial staff at Wipf & Stock Publishers and was the assistant editor and publicist at Slant Books. Sallie is the former program coordinator for Writers in the Schools through Wordcrafters in Eugene. She has a BA in English from the University of Oregon, where she studied fiction in the Kidd Creative Writing Program.

Meet the rest of the team

FAQ about the Boutique Packages

Is this for me?

Our Boutique package is designed for any author with a finished manuscript who needs a professional and all-in-one approach.

If you are an experienced author or a DIY person, you may want to check our Essentials self-publishing package.

What’s the Complex layout option?

Depending on the genre, your manuscript can include a lot of images, tables, poetry, and paragraphs making the interior design process more complex and detailed.
The Complex layout option is recommended for Poetry, Business Books, Coffee Table & Art Books, or any books that include graphics or a good deal of specialized text formatting.

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

We suggest you schedule a call when the manuscript is finished and you are ready to start the publishing process. If you are not quite there yet, we suggest downloading our free e-book about self-publishing to get an overview of the process.

More questions

Check our FAQ page.

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