ballast noun

bal·​last |  ˈba-ləst  
1.) anything that gives mental, moral, or political stability or steadiness

We’ve Flipped the Model: Instead of Working for a Publisher, We Work for You

Ballast Books is a full-service hybrid publisher that handles all aspects of book creation, design, publishing, marketing, distribution and platform building.

We Work With the Best of the Best:

Former Special Operations Forces, CEO’s, big-thinkers and industry-leading experts. Top performing individuals with experiences worth sharing and skills that translate into a larger message and goal. A high-quality book, available wherever books are sold, is the cornerstone of that platform.

Our authors don’t want to sign away creative control, rights, and royalties. They’ve bet on themselves, and utilize Ballast Books to bring their vision to life.

A High-quality Book Is the Cornerstone of a Complete Platform:


Social media, new media (blogs, podcasts), traditional media, personal appearances and signings, speaking engagements, consulting, coaching, brand representation and entrepreneurial opportunities are all part of an overall plan that Ballast custom creates for each of our authors.


Ballast Books is a network made up of our authors and like-minded partners. As part of the Ballast Books family, our authors are able to leverage and harness the power of that entire network.


We help our clients sell more books, secure more keynotes, do more consulting, earn more customers, and book more media appearances. If you’re a top performer with an important message and impressive background, we want to hear from you. We can’t work with everyone, but are happy to explain our process and value proposition and see if there is a fit.