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

by Ron Garland

  • Released: October 2021
  • Genre: Memoirs
I'm completely satisfied with my book publishing experience with Luminare from start to finish. They were with me every step of the way with patience and professionalism. The entire team was super great and the process went on without a glitch. Johanna Stenersen

by Johanna Stenersen

  • Released: October 2021
  • Genre: Memoirs
My experience with Luminare Press was outstanding! The team of highly competent, extremely helpful and friendly women did a wonderful job of facilitating all aspects of my book project, as well as guiding me toward the right choices for everything - from the text, to the cover, to Amazon, to the various web pages, and more. There's no way I could have accomplished all of this without them, and for that I'm very grateful. I would strongly recommend Luminare for any of your publishing needs. Jeff Wyman

by Jeff Wyman

  • Released: September 2021
  • Genre: Poetry
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

by Gyuszi Sütő

  • Released: October 2021
  • Genre: Memoirs
Luminare Press has given us a home for our book, Another World: Poetry and Art by Young People from The Poetry Studio. Since we were on a strict timeline for the completion and publication of the book, Luminare made adjustments so we could streamline the editing and layout process. The interior design was especially challenging given the number of illustrations and the variety of written components in the text. The designer’s sense of organization and aesthetic acuity, however, overcame all obstacles, and the result is a stunning presentation of the students’ work along with our philosophy of teaching. Additionally, the variety of attendant services provided by Luminare has helped us to promote and market our book. We are indeed fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such a caring and professional publishing team. Ann Gengarelly and Tony Gengarelly

by Ann Gengarelly and Tony Gengarelly

  • Released: September 2021
  • Genre: Poetry
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. The only delays I experienced were the ones I caused. And at each step, I could see where I would have wasted time being confused with how to deal with proof reading, type face, book layout, cover design, and pretty constant modifications to each. Then they walk you through (or rather walk and you follow) downloading your files for print and e-book distribution, including running interference with Amazon, Kindle Direct, and Ingram Spark, the main outlets for a self-published book. I couldn't be happier and have already recommended Luminare to fellow authors. Gene Helfman

by Gene Helfman

  • Released: July 2021
  • Genre: Novels
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

by C. Marie Schrant

  • Released: February 2021
  • Genre: Novels
Patricia and Claire were so helpful in 2012 when I published with Luminare Press. There was no question where I would take my second book in 2020. Writing a book is one thing; the presentation of that work is another. The staff has had many additions, and I am again pleased with our results. A hearty thank you, Patricia and crew. Virginia Salinsky Landgreen

by Virginia Salinsky Landgreen

  • Genre: Memoirs
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. I have edited, formatted, and published my own books, but I was never 100 percent confident in marketing those self-published titles. Now, with immense hands-on help from the staff at Luminare Press, I finally have a book that I feel proud of—cover to cover. I will not be self-publishing again without the help of Luminare Press. Terah Van Dusen

by Terah Van Dusen

  • Genre: Children's books
As someone who is not particularly computer literate, it became immediately apparent to me that self-publishing on my own would not be the best path. So finding Luminare was a godsend for me. Everyone I worked with was experienced, thoughtful, talented, knowledgeable, kind, considerate, and a complete pleasure to work with. Since I would work with them again in a heartbeat, I can unequivocally recommend them without any hesitation. Marianne Hesse

by Marianne Hesse

  • Genre: Children's books
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

by John Frohnmayer

  • Genre: Nonfiction
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 highly Shelly N. Brown

by Bernard D. Brown

  • Genre: Memoirs
My experience with Luminare Press was stellar. Frankly, this whole group of people surprised me, as every person with whom I had contact was knowledgeable, professional, personable, and kind. Their editing was well worth the cost, as multiple "eyes on" the manuscript caught things I'd missed even after multiple reviews. They gave clear directions regarding each step in the process, and the end product—my book—is something of which I'm proud. Thank you, Luminare Press! I'll be checking in with a new project soon! Gail A. Webber

by Gail A. Webber

  • Genre: Novels
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

by Danuta Pfeiffer

  • Genre: Memoirs
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

by Stacey Gustafson

  • Genre: Memoirs
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I was through with rejection. It was time to move on, and Patricia could help me reach my dream. She made it easy, fun, timely, and inexpensive. All the right ingredients. Phil Pochurek

by Phil Pochurek

  • Genre: Poetry
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Like most beginning writers I went through a long series of missteps. Finally I made the decision to self-publish; but the choices were bewildering. I found what I needed in Luminare Press. Patricia made the whole process understandable. She was patient, thorough, and encouraging. The final result is a top-quality book that I can offer with great pride. I highly recommend Luminare Press. Michael Morrison

by Michael Morrison

  • Genre: Novels
self-publishing, print your memoir
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

by Anne Ayers Koch

  • Genre: Memoirs
I appreciate the design and your professionalism. It looks really nice. Plus it was nice to not have to do all that work myself again! Self-publishing is a lot of work. Mark Holtzen

by Sara Hoffman Mockett

  • Genre: Memoirs
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Luminare Press is tops! My book is drop-dead gorgeous from cover to cover. Indie publishing has given me great control over my book and maximized my returns. Luminare Press was quick, efficient, ethical, everything I want in a business partner. I am so glad I went with them. Alida Birch

by Alida Birch

  • Genre: Business, how-to & self-help
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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

by Vicky Amorose

  • Genre: Business, how-to & self-help
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

by Stacey Gustafson

  • Genre: Memoirs
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Personal assistance is important to me, and I received more than expected during the publishing process. Patricia worked extra quickly to help me meet a deadline. I was thrilled with the published book. It looked better than I had imagined. Julaina Kleist-Corwin

by Julaina Kleist-Corwin

  • Genre: Anthologies