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Speaker Series: Forbes Books CEO Adam Witty on Entrepreneurship and Building Authority

May 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation on entrepreneurship and building authority with Adam Witty, CEO of Forbes Books and co-author of The Authority Advantage. Witty is a local business entrepreneur who adopted our beloved Charleston as his home nearly 20 years ago and has since been deeply committed to growing and celebrating all that the community has to offer. As an expert on building business through personal brand authority, Witty and his team have helped over 2,000 global business leaders elevate their thought leadership through publishing and media services.

The event takes place on May 24th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm with doors opening at 5:30pm. Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of The Authority Advantage with their ticket, giving you access to his anticipated book just days after its launch.

In addition to the main event, we are offering a more intimate option for connecting with Adam Witty. A VIP ticket option is available that includes a reception before the event — including a glass of wine and a book bundle including two of Adam’s books, The Authority Advantage and Authority Marketing. The VIP cocktail hour will run from 5:30 – 6:00pm. Space is limited for the VIP tickets so get them quickly!

Price $30 (book included)

About Adam Witty: 
Adam Witty is the Founder and CEO of Forbes Books, partner and exclusive book publishing brand of Forbes Media. What began in the spare bedroom of his home is now one of the most respected independent business book publishers in the world with 2,000+ authors in 44 U.S. states and 14 countries. Adam was named to the prestigious Inc. 30 Under 30 list of America’s Coolest Entrepreneurs in 2011. Advantage has been named to the Inc. 500/5000 list for six of the past eight years. He is the author of eight books and has appeared in the USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, Wall Street Journal, and on ABC and FOX.

About Forbesq as xx Books:
In 2016, Forbes partnered with Advantage Media to launch Forbes Books. Today, Forbes Books is positioned as the company’s flagship imprint, reserved exclusively for leaders who truly are “The Best in Business.”

At Forbes Books, we believe branding is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. We help business leaders elevate their name recognition and display their industry knowledge through a variety of publishing packages and media services. Our Authority Media Services are purpose-built around four key outcomes necessary to achieve Authority Status: discovery, reputation, engagement, and loyalty. Our media strategists help you build a results-driven program that leverages the right mix of our PR, content, podcasting, and digital audience engagement and website creation services.

About The Authority Advantage: 
“I was honored to write the foreword for Adam and Rusty’s previous book, Authority Marketing. They’ve done it again with The Authority Advantage. This book is required reading for any leader who wants to make a lasting mark in his or her field.”
—Steve Forbes, Editor-In-Chief, Forbes

The Authority Advantage challenges assumptions from leaders about personal branding and thought leadership, showing them how to build authentic visibility focused on impact. This book is key to identifying and overcoming the roadblocks to building trust in an increasingly skeptical environment. Within these pages, you’ll discover how to grow your authority-status and how it can give you a competitive advantage and help you stand out from the crowd.

About Buxton Books:
Opened in 2016, Buxton Books is an independent, New York Times and ABA reporting bookstore located on King Street, the main thoroughfare in historic, downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Buxton Books is an events motivated bookstore, with a track record of successful, book included events. We specialize in dynamic, creative events ranging from bespoke walking tours to culinary events. With a knowledgeable staff, highly curated book selection, and robust event schedule, we value and uphold the traditions of our neighborhood bookstore while also welcoming the visiting reading community. Buxton Books specializes in creative collaborations throughout our community with venues, non-profits, and many other organizations.

a While we remain an independent bookstore, we have highly collaborative partnerships with various institutions around Charleston and can host anything from 50 people in the bookstore to close to 2,000 at The Gaillard Center. Charleston – and those that visit the city – is a community of readers and writers that are fully ready to embrace our goal of making Charleston a staple city on the literary circuit.


Charleston Library Society
164 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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