Professional Publishing, Everything Included

The Done-for-You Solution for Self-Publishing Projects

Platinum Package

The Platinum publishing package is the all-in-one solution for authors who need a professionally published book with limited involvement. This package provides the same level of assistance and service offered by traditional publishers while keeping full ownership, control of the project, and 100% of the royalties.
Luminare Press manages all the aspects of publishing, from editing and book design to book distribution and marketing setup.

The Platinum package is the best choice for authors who need every aspect of the publishing project professionally covered.


Free, no strings attached.

Professional Independent Publishing from Start to Finish

Everything you need to publish and launch your book, including editing and professional assistance every step of the way.

Platinum Publishing Package

Ideal for authors who want every aspect professionally covered and coordinated.

  • Full manuscript review and assessment
  • Copy edit and proofread
  • Custom cover design
  • Custom interior design, formatting, and typesetting with any type of layout
  • E-book creation and distribution
  • Back cover review
  • Project manager for complete assistance
  • Pre-pub consultation and advanced metadata optimization
  • Formal copyright registration
  • Set up for print-on-demand
  • Priority support and communication
  • Preferential distribution
  • Social media and newsletter announcements
  • Ten copies upon publication
  • Book launch kit
  • Marketing tools and discounts
  • Custom author website
  • Premium author page
  • 100% royalties to the author

Included with Platinum Package

Full manuscript review and assessment

A professional assessment of your entire manuscript. The editor will include comments and suggestions for changes that could improve the manuscript, along with a separate, in-depth evaluation that lists all the areas that they feel should be addressed (some examples might be character development, dialogue tags, and scene descriptions) and why. After receipt of this assessment, you’ll meet with our in-house editor to determine how to move forward with any changes you wish to make.

Copy edit and proofread

After any changes to the manuscript, once the assessment is done, our editors will review your text, correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage while preserving the meaning and voice of the original text, and will prepare the manuscript for the next stage of the publication process. The package also includes an additional reading of the typeset proof as a final check before publication.

Eye-catching, custom-designed cover

One of our professional book cover designers will create a beautiful, unique cover for your book. We’ll present you with three custom-designed concepts based on your input.

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.

Hardcover edition

We will create and publish your book in hardcover format, in addition to the paperback and e-book formats.

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.

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.

Pre-registration with the 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.

Formal copyright registration

We’ll register your book with the government to legally protect your work from copyright violations and infringements.

Registration with Bowker’s Book 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.

Set up for print-on-demand

Print-on-demand means that online retailers 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

We’ll convert and create e-book files that will be delivered as EPUB format. 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 through Ingram Content Group for distribution to major online retailers and bookstores (over 25,000 retail locations).

Preferential bookstore distribution and extended ebook distribution

We set up the title with two POD printers, KDP and IngramSpark, to optimize royalties for both Amazon and bookstores. With the extended e-book distribution, your title will be available in digital stores like Apple Books and Google Play Store.

Marketing and promotion

Our Book Launch Kit offers the tools and guidance you need to get your book off to a great start. The kit includes an in-depth Author Platform class, a comprehensive press kit, an e-book promotion to capture new readers, and much more. In addition, you’ll have access to materials and partners that can help you execute your marketing plan and a strategy call to review your plan.

Author website

A professional author website designed to match your book and increase your online presence. It will be the base for all your online marketing activities.

Premium author page on Luminare Press

A personal and editable 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.

Ten copies of the book upon publication

You’ll get up to ten printed copies of your book on us! You will be able to purchase additional books directly from the printer. No upcharge from us, it will cost you just the print and shipping costs.

Optional Services

Footnotes/Endnotes or Index (linked text)$200
Images and Graphic Inclusion $30/each
Additional Words Exceeding 70,000$100/each 10,000
Copyediting & Proofreading exceeding 70,000 words3.5 cent/word
Line Editing 2.5 cent/word
See details and full explanation for our Editing services

What about Marketing and Promotion?

We offer tools and services to help you market and promote your book, on top of what’s included.

“The virtue of books is to be readable.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ready to start your publishing journey?

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

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

This is my sixth book with Luminare Press, so you must be doing something right. Actually, you do everything great, from first contact about a new project, to final design and release. You are super responsive and for an Indie author, that is critical. Without fail, your editors have guided me toward a better manuscript, a tighter final product. I have complete competence in their judgment while maintaining final control over revisions. I enjoy working with the design teams, sometimes bringing in an outside artist or designer (three of the books) to produce a hybrid cover. I am very pleased with the results. My seventh book is in preparation, so I will be working with you again soon. I have already referred several writers to Luminare.

L. Wade Powers – author of The Sagebrush Hotel Tontine

Luminare helped me publish my book in two different versions, one in English, and one in Hungarian. The folks I interacted with acted very professionally, they know what they’re doing. Initially, I thought maybe I could do all this by myself, but no. The expertise Luminare has was really helpful. And it shows in the end result. I’m really happy with the outcome.

Gyuszi Sütő – author of I Tried

I worked with at least a half dozen different people at Luminare and each of them were very helpful, very pleasant, and responded to my questions quickly. I have published several books in the past with a variety of publishers and this was my best experience by far. Luminare would make the changes I wanted, unlike traditional publishers who almost always cut my favorite passages, and unlike other non-traditional publishers who often have a very limited number of options. I am totally pleased with the final result.

Ron Garland – author of An Autobiography of an Unknown Writer

Luminare Press worked with me in the best possible way to put my manuscript in book form. They had competitive pricing but more than that they guided me through the entire process; from corrective editing to book cover design and marketing tools they were with me from start to finish. They also offered after publishing ideas including author pages and a personal web site. I would rate my overall experience with Luminare Press as first rate.

Ronald Lutz – author of Elusive Getaway

How it works

Publishing with Luminare Press will save you time and headaches. As a result, you’ll have a professionally made book without spending several months and thousands of extra dollars.
In the last ten 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, and the appearance of the front and back matter.
Our Platinum package is a complete service so you can focus on writing and becoming an established author.

  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 assessment and editing
    Your manuscript will go through a professional assessment, copy editing, and proofreading. This makes our Platinum package the best option for authors who want to publish a polished, professionally edited book with ease.
  3. Manuscript preparation
    We begin preparing your text for editing and layout as soon as you send us your final copy of the manuscript.
  4. 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.
  5. Cover design
    We create a beautiful, custom-designed book cover for your print and digital formats.
  6. Copyright and imprint
    Your book will be registered under your name, and you’ll retain 100% of the royalties. Accounts setup and advanced assistance are included in the package.
  7. Final review and proof copy
    Before your book is published, you’ll receive a physical copy for a final evaluation.
  8. E-book creation
    File conversion and e-book preparation. Files will be delivered as EPUB format for KDP and all major online stores, which allows you to sell on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and more.
  9. Marketing consultation and Book Launch Kit
    A complete set of information and tools to get your marketing off the ground. You’ll learn how to build an engaged audience, spread your message, and sell more books. You’ll also get a complimentary consultation to help you review your marketing plan.
    We’ll also develop a custom website for you and provide other essential promo items to start your activities.
  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 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 Platinum Package

Is this for me?

Our Platinum Package is designed for authors who need assistance and guidance from start to finish with most of the work done by professionals. This package provides the same level of assistance and service you’d get from a traditional publisher while keeping full ownership, control of the project, and 100% of the royalties.

What’s the Complex layout option?

Standard books are mostly text, but we know that, depending on the genre, your interior can include a lot of images, tables, poetry, and styled 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 photographs, graphics, or a good deal of specialized text formatting.
With the Platinum Package, you don’t have to worry about this aspect as all types of layout are included.

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.