Books that rise above. gravity be damned.

We help ambitious authors spread big ideas for business, creative work, and personal growth.

Work with us
"I never considered myself a writer, but Ben helped me turn my two decades of startup experience into a book I'm incredibly proud of. I'm a better founder because of it."

– Andrew Warner, founder of Mixergy & 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.)


publishing needs a revolution

Old publishing models are bad for entrepreneurial authors:

❌ Traditional

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

❌ Hybrid/vanity

  • Transactional
  • Paid to publish, not promote.

❌ Self-Publishing

  • 100% DIY
  • Huge time commitment

performance publishing

  • Full service publishing
  • IP expansion
  • Powerhouse editorial team
  • Full scale marketing
  • Top royalty rates in industry

Full Service. Full Upside.

This is publishing for entrepreneurial authors. Keep full control of your book and royalties. Get world-class creative and business support.

📚 Book Publishing

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

📣 Author Branding

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

📈 Distribution

International sales, wholesale deals, brand partnerships, and more.

🌎 Creative Expansion

Grow your impact with courses, podcasts, communities, and audiobooks

💰 Keep control

Your book is your business. We're here to help. Keep up to 100% of your royalties and rights.

🤝 Book Coaching

Work with an experienced guide to create a great book that makes an impact. Learn More.

📣 Full Scale Marketing

Turn your book into a content marketing engine that grows your brand and business. No existing audience required.

  • Build your personal brand
  • Grow your newsletter
  • Launch your book with a 💥
  • Create endless social content
  • Kickstart your podcast and PR tour
  • Boost sales year-round

Books for entrepreneurs, leaders & innovators

Stop Asking Questions
Andrew Warner

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Great Founders Write
Ben Putano

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From Grassroots to Greatness
Lloyed Lobo

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All Pride, No Ego (Wiley)
Jim Fielding

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Building Rocketships (PLG)
Oji and Ezinne Udezue

Winter 2024

the laws of
damn gravity

1. Be bold.
2. Be creative.
3. Be entrepreneurial.
4. Be detailed.
5. Be uplifting.
6. Be courageous.
7. Be worth of trust.
8. Be relentlessly YOU.

Are you with us? 🚀

apply now
Lloyed Lobo, co-founder of and Traction, author of From Grassroots to Greatness

Publishing Packages

Full Service Publishing

  • Ghostwriting, editing, publishing
  • Published under Damn Gravity imprint
  • Launch week marketing campaign
Starting at $6,200/mo

12 months — $74,400

Guided Author

  • Write your book with support of editor
  • Editing, publishing & launch marketing
  • Published under Damn Gravity imprint
Starting at $2,900/mo

12 months — $34,800

Publishing only

  • Bring your written manuscript
  • Editing, design, publishing, marketing
  • Published under Damn Gravity imprint
Starting at $3,700/mo

6 months — $22,200

Book Coaching

  • Write with the guidance of developmental editor
  • Proven process, timeline, and writer resources
  • Learn More
Starting at $2,000/mo

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

Marketing Packages

Author Platform

  • Grow your LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram audience with daily content
  • Weekly newsletter content and mgmt
  • Author brand positioning
Starting at $6,000/mo

Podcast tour

  • Get booked on up to 20 podcasts in your industry
  • Digital media package + outreach
  • Turn each appearance into short form video content
Starting at $20,000

Book -> Course

  • Turn your book into an online course
  • Live cohort or on-demand available
  • Partner with top course platforms
Starting at $10,000

Book Launch Week

  • Two weeks of social content
  • Email drip campaign
  • Five podcast appearances
Starting at $15,000

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

"In the field of interviewing, Andrew is the archetypal example of ‘so good they can’t ignore you.’ Read this book to steal his secrets! "

My name is Ben Putano.
I'm the founder of Damn Gravity Media.

Since 2015, I've helped founders find their online voices, build their audiences, and grow their businesses. I'm also the author of Great Founders Write.

I live and work in Chicago with my wife, Mary, and our dog, Avon. When I'm not writing, find me playing ultimate frisbee, watching a Chicago Bulls game, exploring the city, and traveling the world in search of delicious food.

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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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