Our Services

Ballast Books founder Andy Symonds working with Eddie Gallagher on his manuscript.


Ballast Books has a deep pool of talented writers. We’ll pair you with a ghostwriter who perfectly matches the tone and message you envision for your story. Through all stages of the process, you will retain complete editorial control and full rights to your work.

Book Development & Editing

Develop your book with us! Our team will transform your draft into a polished final manuscript, no matter the level of editing required. Whether your work needs a developmental edit, a simple proofread, or an author coach to help you transfer your story from your head to the page, our talented editorial team is here to support your writing journey.


Our design process is collaborative and extensive, incorporating your vision, input, and feedback. We’ll design an eye-catching cover and professional interior that will call attention to your title on bookshelves and attract readers.


Ballast Books utilizes the same printers as the Big Five New York publishers. We create not only high-quality physical titles but also dynamic e-books and thrilling audiobooks that will help your work reach a wider audience.

Distribution & Fulfillment

We’ll ensure your title is available everywhere books are sold. Our distribution team has established relationships with large retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Target, and Walmart as well as independent retailers and boutique stores. All wholesale, retail, direct, and bulk orders are fulfilled out of our warehouse in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Marketing & PR

The in-house marketing and public relations team at Ballast Books is dedicated to helping you receive the recognition you deserve. Our customized plans include support for scheduling press tours, book signings, and speaking engagements; submitting for book awards; and creating graphics, press releases, press kits, and other marketing materials to make sure readers discover you and your book.

Payments & Royalties

Publishing with Ballast means you retain the lion’s share of the royalties. Our accounting team manages your payments and sends quarterly royalty reports.

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