The Book publisher
for entrepreneurs

We partner with ambitious authors to write impactful books on business, creativity, and personal growth.

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"I never considered myself a writer, but then Ben helped me turn my two decades of startup experience into a book."

Andrew Warner, Founder of Mixergy and best-selling author of Stop Asking Questions

Kill Complexity.
Before It Kills You.

Yeah, we made that rhyme. It's just a taste of the award-winning creativity you'll get with us. More importantly, it's true. If your ROI is dumb looks on your customers' faces, you have a complexity problem. Time to call in the storytellers. (That's us.)

CHALLENGES SOLVED

publishing needs a revolution

Old publishing models are bad for ambitious authors:

❌ Traditional

  • Minimum marketing support
  • Take 75-90% of sales

❌ Hybrid/vanity

  • Transactional
  • Paid for services, not performance

❌ Self-Publishing

  • 100% DIY
  • Huge time commitment

💡 Here's a better way 💡

performance publishing

  • Invested in your success
  • Full scale marketing support
  • Powerhouse editorial team
  • More sales and higher profits
  • Top royalty rates in industry
  • The better you do, the better we do.

full service experience

📚 production

World-class ghostwriters, book coaches, editors, designers, publishers, and strategists.

📣 Marketing

Strategy and support to build your brand from Day 1 to Launch Day and beyond.

📈 Book Sales

International distribution, wholesale deals, brand partnerships and more.

🌎 IP Expansion

Grow your impact with audiobooks, courses, podcasts, and keynotes.

📣 Full scale Marketing

The most comprehensive program in publishing.

  • Author brand positioning
  • Email marketing
  • Epic launch week
  • Social content production
  • Podcast and PR tour
  • 4 post-launch campaigns (including holidays)

the laws of
damn gravity

1. Be bold.
2. Be creative.
3. Be entrepreneurial.
4. Be uplifting.
5. Be relentlessly YOU.

Are you with us? 🚀

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Lloyed Lobo, co-founder of Boast.ai and Traction, author of Community Led

Damn Gravity Titles

Stop Asking Questions
by Andrew Warner

Buy Now
Great Founders Write
by Ben Putano

Summer (Join Waitlist)
Community Led
by Lloyed Lobo

October 2022

packages and pricing

Premium Publishing

  • Full service experience
  • Full scale marketing from Day 1
  • Launch week and post-launch campaigns
$5,500/m for 10 months

$55,000 total

Guided Publishing

  • Write with the guidance of book coach
  • Editing, design, and publishing
  • Full-scale marketing from Day 1
  • Launch week and post-launch campaigns
$2,600/m for 12 months

$31,200 total

Epic Book Launch

  • Editing, design, formatting, publishing
  • Full-scale marketing from Day 1
  • Launch week and post-launch campaigns
$4,300/m for 5 months

$21,500 total

Book Coaching

  • Write with the guidance of developmental editor
  • Weekly 50 minute coaching calls
  • Proven process, timeline, and writer resources
$1,500/month

Custom packages available. Every author's journey is different. Let's work together to create the perfect publishing experience for you.

Become an Author with Damn Gravity

We're looking for ambitious authors in business, creativity, and personal growth genres.

Accepting book ideas at every stage, from pre-concept to finished manuscript.

Apply now to start your journey.

You can also message us on Twitter: @damngrav

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frequently asked q's

What is Performance Publishing? 

The book publishing industry is broken. Authors have three no-good options:

- Traditional Publisher: They pay you a small advance but give you no support where it counts: Writing and marketing. Your success is up to you alone.

- Publishing Services: Publishing services like Scribe Media will help you write, publish, and promote your book. But you're paying for the deliverable, not performance. Like an agency, these services are NOT invested in your success.

- Self-Publish: The cheapest way to become an author is to do it yourself, but you get no writing, publishing, or marketing support.

Here's a better way: Performance Publishing with Damn Gravity.

Our business model is simple: The better you do, the better we do.

We're a full-service publisher, but we're also invested in the performance of your book. We offer the most comprehensive marketing program in the industry to help you maximize sales and profits.

Why Did Damn Gravity Choose the Performance Publishing model? 

With performance publishing, our financial success is directly tied to yours. And that’s why we prefer it. 

We believe in our authors and our ability to help them create world-changing books. We want to be part of your success. True partners. 


How Do Royalties Work?

Our model is simple: The better you do, the better we do.

As the author, you pay for the upfront cost of your book. Damn Gravity keeps its margins to the bare minimum and is rewarded on sales performance.

You keep 100% of your net income until you make your money back. Then Damn Gravity will start earning royalties on a sliding schedule.

We're flexible with our profit-sharing agreements, but here's an example schedule:

- $0 - 55,000 net income — 100% (author keep)
- $55,001 - 75,000— 80%
- $75,001 - 100,000 — 70%
- $100,001 - 250,000 — 60%
- $250,001 - 1,000,000 — 55%
- $1,000,000+ — 52%

What types of authors do you work with?

Damn Gravity invests more time and energy into our authors than any other publishing service. Therefore, we’re highly selective in who we choose to work with. 

We partner with authors with the experience, expertise, and commitment to produce a successful book. All of our books are focused on business, entrepreneurship, technology, and personal development.



who is behind damn gravity?

Ben Putano is an author, entrepreneur, and founder of Damn Gravity.

Ben has built a career helping startup founders tell better stories. As a content marketing agency owner, he's worked with technology companies big and small, producing over 500,000 words and millions of impressions for clients.

Today, as a publisher, Ben works one-on-one with successful business leaders to write and produce impactful books. Ben lives in Chicago with his wife, Mary, and their dog, Avon. When he's not writing, you'll find him playing ultimate frisbee, catching a basketball game, and traveling the world.

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