Complex Layout Package

Embrace all your words and images

Where complexity becomes clear

Part of the Boutique Publishing Packages, Complex Layout is specifically designed for books with a big personality: they usually include a lot of images, tables, poetry and paragraphs.
But big personality doesn’t mean a big price: the package is still simple, affordable and personal.

Complete, Fully Guided Package for Complex Publishing Project

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

Complex Layout Package

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

Recommended for Poetry, Business Books, Coffee Table & Art Books
or any books which include photographs, graphics, or a good deal of specialized text formatting.

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 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’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 70,000$100/each 10,000
Color interior$100
Copy editing2 cent/word
Copy editing & Proofreading3 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.

“The virtue of books is to be readable.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

My book was quite complicated. It included text, images, charts, appendices, notes, bibliography and an index. Not a problem for the professionals at Luminare Press who handled every phase of publication with consummate expertise. The ease of communicating with the staff, not to mention their ability to accurately interpret and quickly implement my suggestions was truly amazing. The hands-on, personal service that the people at Luminare Press delivered could not have been matched at a major publishing house.

Pat Speth Sherman – author of American Tapestry

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

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.

Does my book have a complex layout?

If your book has over ten images or graphs, includes many tables or particularly structured paragraphs, then it probably has a complex layout. Examples of books with a complex layout are how-to books and guides, coffee table and art books, or poetry. We will evaluate your manuscript before going ahead with your project.

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