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Advice for writers

Will Atmosphere Press get rich if my book succeeds?


Nope. We take only 10% royalties, so if you become the next JK Rowling or John Grisham, feel free to send us a postcard while your yacht is docked in Aruba. All kidding aside, part of “author-friendly” means that your book is *your* book, and no one should get rich off of it but you.

We are, though, still highly invested in the success of your book—our “skin in the game”—because we as a literary press are only as strong as our submissions, and we’ve found that our best submissions come from writers who have found our books out in the world, or through author referrals from authors of ours who were happy with the process.

What can be a better advertisement for Atmosphere than our books piling up positive reviews, winning awards, and selling like hotcakes? After all, every one of those books is an advertisement for our brand, and for the high-quality expertise we aim to bring to every book; we don’t need to take a ton of royalties to care about this. And that, truly, is how everybody wins if your book is a hit, and why we revel in the success of our authors.

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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.