Adam Witty is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advantage|ForbesBooks. What began in the spare bedroom of his home is now an international publishing and Authority Marketing® company. Most recently, Advantage has partnered with Forbes to create ForbesBooks, the first book-publishing imprint for the global media company. Advantage|ForbesBooks is a 5-Time Honoree on the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017, and also named to the Best Places to Work in South Carolina for 2013 and 2014.

He was named to Young Presidents’ Organization 40 Under 40, 50 Most Progressive, and was named to the 2011 Inc. Magazine’s Under 30 List of “America’s Coolest Entrepreneurs.” In 2012, Witty was selected by the Chilean government to judge the prestigious Start-up Chile! entrepreneurship competition.


Adam and the Advantage|ForbesBooks team have helped over 1,300 busy entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professionals around the globe write, publish, monetize, and market a book to grow their business. Advantage|ForbesBooks’s famous Talk Your Book® program helps busy professionals get the content out of the their head and onto the paper in less than one day.


Adam is the co-author of Authority Marketing: How To Leverage 7 Pillars of Thought Leadership to Make Competition Irrelevant with Rusty Shelton, Publisher at ForbesBooks, and the upcoming book Looking Forward To Monday, both scheduled to publish in 2018. He has also authored Lead The Field: How To Become An Authority And Dominate Your Competition, 21 Ways to Build Your Business with a Book, 11 Ways Financial Advisors Attract Their Ideal Clients With a Book, co-author of The Book Itch: Do You Have a Book In You?, and Book The Business: How to Make Big Money With Your Book Without Even Selling a Single Copy.



Adam is an in-demand speaker, teacher, and consultant on marketing and business development techniques for entrepreneurs and authors, and is a frequent guest on the acclaimed Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour.

Adam has spoken to companies, conferences, associations, and college and high school students around the world. Although Adam is pleased to customize a talk to the needs of any audience, his typical speaking topics include Authority Marketing®, business development, customer service, writing and publishing a book, and entrepreneurship and business creation/start up.

He has shared the stage with Steve Forbes, Gene Simmons of KISS, Peter Guber, and Bobby Bowden. Adam has been featured inThe Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, and more.


Adam is the highest rated speaker on the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour and truly one of the most gifted young communicators I’ve ever seen.

CEO, Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour


Adam is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Youth Entrepreneurship South Carolina (YEScarolina). Adam is a benefactor of the Clemson University Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership and sits on their advisory board. Additionally, Adam is a benefactor and advisory board member to the College of Charleston Center for Entrepreneurship. Adam is a benefactor of MicroCapital, a Peruvian based micro finance organization and a member of US Chamber of Commerce Council on Small Business.