No! Atmosphere Press is not a vanity press, as vanity presses publish whatever walks in the door and rarely offer anything more than one’s name in print. We also aren’t best described as a self-publishing firm, because we actually publish books ourselves and it says Atmosphere on the spine of every book we publish. Atmosphere Press is a selective literary press and all of our books go through a rigorous editorial process; we have no interest in publishing unexceptional books. The way we see it, we owe it to our current roster of excellent writers—affiliated with such places as Stanford, Cornell, Oxford, MIT, Berkeley, etc.—to not sully the press’ name by publishing subpar work. While we offer our other services, such as manuscript reviews and a la carte cover design, to a wider variety of authors, we maintain a high standard for what we publish with the Atmosphere name on it. This is how we can stay true to our mission of helping all authors, while remaining selective: we provide assistance to anyone who has a project he/she wants to see the light of publication, but, at the end of the day, we ourselves only publish the best.
Is Atmosphere a vanity press?
Atmosphere Press is a selective hybrid publisher founded in 2015 on the principles of Honesty, Transparency, Professionalism, Kindness, and Making Your Book Awesome. Our books have won dozens of awards and sold tens of thousands of copies. If you’re interested in learning more, or seeking publication for your own work, please explore the links below.