Book interior layout formatting

Boutique Package

Fully Guided Solution for High-Quality Self-Publishing

Where your book comes to life

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 all the aspects of publishing, from custom book design to book distribution setup.

The Boutique package is the most common choice for new authors and busy writers.

Complete, Fully Guided Solution for Most Publishing Projects

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

Boutique Publishing Package

  • 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% royalty to the author

Recommended for first-time or seasoned authors who want a smooth self-publishing journey with professional results.

It includes

Manuscript Evaluation

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

Eye-catching custom-design 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.

Images and Graphic inclusion

With the Complex layout option, we’ll include up to 20 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 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 .kpf 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

We’ll provide you with valuable information, tools, and free resources 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
(also includes up to 20 images or graphics)
Footnotes or Endnotes$200
Hardcover version $400
Additional images $30/each
Additional words exceeding 70,000 $100/each 10,000
Color interior$100
Copy editing2.5 cent/word
Copy editing & 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 a lot of time and headaches. And you’ll have a professionally made book that you can be proud of.
In the last ten years we perfected a bullet-proof 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 can 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 packages, and you can choose the editor you prefer, but, we strongly recommend having your manuscript edited before you start the publishing process. You can check our rate and details on our editing services.
  4. Manuscript preparation
    Start as soon as you send us the files of your final copy of your manuscript.
  5. Book preparation
    This includes all the book design such as: interior formatting, assets review, title and meta-data definition, back cover text, author bio and photo, and more.
  6. Cover design
    We create a beautiful, custom design book cover for your print and digital formats.
  7. Copyright and Imprint
    The book is going to 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 .kpf and .ePub format, which allows you to sell on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your own site.
  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 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.

Claire Flint Last – Senior Designer

Accomplished graphic designer, illustrator, and fine art painter for over 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 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.

Sallie Vandagrift – Managing Editor

Sallie is an editor, writer, and teacher. She’s served on the editorial team at Wipf & Stock Publishers, and was the assistant editor and publicist at Slant Books. She has a BA in English from the University of Oregon, where she also studied fiction in the Kidd Creative Writing Workshop.

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 which include photographs, 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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