Luminare Press offers the best in book design and hybrid publishing services: Outstanding custom cover designs, professional interior formatting and e-books are all part of our print-on-demand publishing packages. In addition, we offer every service you might need, from editing to marketing tools, and our authors keep 100 percent of their book royalties.
We designed these packages to help authors create a professional book that’s ready to hit the market.
We keep things simple, affordable and personal, and we’re with you every step of the way.
Get the level of assistance you need to go from a finished manuscript to a carefully crafted and professionally published book.
À la carte services
Our Book Design Service offers ready-to-print cover, interior, and e-book files for authors who are familiar with the business of publishing.
Get the same high standard and quality as our packages, for just the services you need: cover design, interior book layout, or our premium author website.
À la carte services
Professional services to design you book from the inside out and to complete your self-publishing project.
Everything you need to publish and sell your book with professional guidance every step of the way.
Explore our packages and choose the deal that best suits your need.
For independent authors who want professional results
- Book cover design
- Interior design
- E-book conversion
- Comprehensive publishing instructions available online
- Luminare Press Publishing Toolkit
The most comprehensive solution for self-publishers
- Book cover design
- Custom Interior Design
- E-book conversion
- Editing and proofreading up to 70,000 words
- Dedicated project manager
- Fully guided solution for publishing
- 10 free printed copies (paperback)
- Hardcover edition
- Marketing tools
- Premium Author Page
- Exclusive discounts
- 100% royalty to the author
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Join the hundreds of amazing authors who have published their books with us.
Skiing and the Poetry of Snow is the third book I have published with Luminare Press, and I can say unequivocally that they are a joy to work with (and yes, as an author, I know you are not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition). The attention to detail, the extremely helpful edits, the pleasant and accommodating personalities of all of the staff make the process easy and fun. This last book was done remotely, and while it went off without a hitch, I did miss just sitting down and laughing with the folks at Luminare. They are the best.John Frohnmayer – author of Skiing and the Poetry of Snow
The whole team at Luminare was fantastic to work with! They did an incredible job at making our book beautiful and smartly laid out. And they were tremendously helpful in taking us through all the publishing steps and supporting our outreach materials. I highly recommend them to anyone putting together a book!Jason Knight – author of The Essential Skills of Wilderness Survival
From my first “cold call” with Patricia to working with Claire and Kim at Luminare Press, it couldn’t have been easier! As a first-time self-publisher, everything and everyone was organized and efficient to make it easy for me. Working with Claire Flint Last as the designer was amazing. She captured the essence of my vision on the cover and worked closely with me on all design changes needed to complete this beautiful book of letters my father sent my mother during WWII. I cannot recommend Luminare Press more highlyShelly N. Brown – author of Dear Selma
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
Full package comparison
|Essentials||BOUTIQUE Most popular!||Best value|
- Book Design and Editing
Book Cover Included
Book Interior –Standard layout
(for most novels and fiction books)
Choose between 5 styles
Book Interior – Picture book
(for children’s picture books)
Not available Boutique for Children’s Book Not available Book Interior – Complex layout
(includes 20 images & complex formatting)
Not available +$500
Available book sizes Three most common book sizes All POD book sizes All POD book sizes E-book Conversion Included Included Included Rounds of reviews for Book Cover and Interior
(up to 1 hour per round)
One Two Three Copy Edit and Proofread Optional Optional Included up to 70.000 words
Back cover and author bio text review Optional – $150 Included Included Color interior Optional – $100 Optional – $100 Optional – $100 Hardcover Optional – $300 Optional – $400 Included
- Publishing Process and Services
Project Manager — Yes Yes Communication and support Email and phone Email, phone, screen-sharing video call Set up for distribution through major retail outlets, including preferential bookstore distribution Video course Included Included Extended e-book distribution Video course $100 Included ISBN and barcode Optional – $49 each Included Included Registration with Library of Congress Video course Included Included Registration with Bowker’s book imprint Video course Included Included Royalties to the author 100% 100% 100% Copies of book upon publication — 5 10 Access to video classes and client tutorials (1 year) Included Included Included Publishing Toolkit e-book edition Included — — Author Assistant Services $100/h $75/h $75/h
- Book Marketing
Complimentary Author Page — Included — Premium Author Page — Optional – $100 Included Social media announcement — Yes Yes Author’s events announcement — Yes Yes Book marketing video seminar Included Included Included Book marketing tools — Available Available Author website $999 $750 $750
($2,199 for Children’s Book)
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Luminare Press made me a believer in hiring professionals to help with aspects like design, formatting, and publishing to get your indie book where it needs to be.
– Terah Van Dusen
Luminare is as professional as it gets. My book is ready for prime time and a national book tour. The expertise and attention to detail was first rate. I am thrilled to have given this life work to Luminare.
– Danuta Pfeiffer
I am very impressed with the professional expertise all of the staff at Luminare provided to publish my novel, Fly Home, Butterfly. […]The quality of the interior and exterior of my book is exceptional.
– Linda L. Graham
- How should I choose between À la carte and Publishing packages?
Our À la carte services are the best choice for experienced authors who know how to publish and market their work, or for publishers who need high-quality, professional design for their clients.
Our publishing packages are the preferred choice for first-time authors and for book series authors who need to focus on writing and marketing their books, with the assurance that all publishing aspects are professionally done and taken care of.
With all publishing packages, authors keep control of the process, publishing, and design aspects.
- What package is best for me?
No matter what package your choose, you’ll get professional book design from Luminare Press. If you are willing to learn or already have some experience with publishing, our Essentials package is the most affordable solution that balances quality and accessibility. With our Boutique and Premium packages, you will not only get the book design but a project manager and a team of book professionals who will assist you every step of the way and ultimately assure the publication and distribution of your book on all major online platforms and retailers.
Most of our clients opt for the turn-key solution we are able to provide with our Boutique package, however, if you know you need editing and even more assistance with your book project our Premium solution gives you the absolute best you can get on the market.
You can schedule a free consultation to discuss your project and evaluate if Luminare Press is the best publishing partner for your book.
- Can I add optional services after I start?
Absolutely! With our Boutique and Premium package you’ll have a level of flexibility that allows you to review your project and add elements as you need. We’ll be always ready to help you choose and understand the different options, with the pros and cons of each. Our goal is to guide any author toward a successful publication.
- How long does it take to publish a book?
On average we are able to publish a finished manuscript within four to six months. The exact timing depends on the complexity of the project and if the author is able to provide all assets (complete manuscript, images, footnotes, index, etc.) in the requested format in a timely manner. We know that publishing is often not a linear process, that’s why a project manager is key to assure all parts keep moving forward. After we evaluate your project and you sign a contract, we’ll be able to give you an estimate on timing based on the complexity of the work and your goals.
With our Essentials package, you are on your own timeline for publishing. We strive to deliver cover and interior files within 30 days of receiving all the materials we need, and encourage you to use this time to work through our online publishing class.
- Can I get an editing sample?
An editing sample is always included when you sign a contract for copy editing or line editing. It gives you a chance to see what the editor is focusing on and address any concerns before the whole work is completed.
- What type of book can I publish with you?
Luminare Press can design and assist with publishing almost any fiction, non-fiction, or illustrated picture book. However, as hybrid publisher, we reserve the right to decline work on books whose content we find objectionable, for whatever reason. Our core packages are limited to the formats available through POD, but we can work with you on formats for non-POD printing for an additional fee.
- Do you print, distribute, and sell my book?
As a hybrid publisher and boutique book designer, we don’t print or sell books. We do set your book up for wide distribution through online retailers and brick-and-mortar bookstores.