Mark’s writing and illustration workshops are open to adults 18+ years of age. Parents can sign students up 13+ years of age when parents are in attendance. Persons interested in hosting a writing workshop, private consultations, or attending upcoming conferences can contact Mark.

General Writing Topics

Session: “Selling Every Word: Business of Public Speaking”

Mark Wayne Adams, award-winning author, illustrator, and publisher, speaks to over 90,000 people annually. His dynamic session reveals the power of public speaking for authors’ audiences and book sales. Learn how to increase book sales at festivals, schools, bookstores, and even lunch! Guaranteed to be an entertaining and enlightening session.

Session: “Book Marketing for Writers”

This dynamic session teaches: Marketing Tips During Book Production, How to Cash in on Author Facebook Pages, Ways to Discover Indie Bookstores, and How Being Social Leads to Creative Sales. Guaranteed to be an entertaining session.

Session: “10 Steps That Create Successful Events”

You’ve scheduled an author/illustrator visit. The date is reserved. So, what’s next? Next make others aware of who is visiting. Learn how to use these 10 tools: AIM Kit (Author/Illustrator Media Kit), Author Bio, Contact Media, Author Photo, Poster, Library Order Form, Student Order Form, Activities, Author Introduction, and Write the Author. Events become more fun, memorable, and stress-free by using these steps. Develop the forms that fit your event.

Session:  “Publishing 101: Financial Management”

Publishing can be intimidating for authorpreneurs without personalized budgets to project financial success. Learn how to: forecast the return on both Creation and Production Expenses, and forecast for profitable events: launch party, book signing, or festivals.

Session: “Pictures: Worth a Thousand Words or Dollars?”

Mark Wayne Adams, illustrator of over thirty children’s books in six years, offers valuable insight, marketing techniques, and a dynamic presentation on illustrations. Mark’s discussion covers the importance of cover art, how to work with an illustrator (including costs), rights needed for reproduction, and an overview of services professional illustrators provide.

Session:  “Children’s Books: Story, Illustration, & Marketing”

Award-winning author, illustrator, and publisher Mark Wayne Adams shares principles for producing successful children’s books. From tips, enhancements, to marketing strategies, Mark reveals the untapped potential in writing for children. Learn how to include educational elements that appeal to teachers and parents.  Learn how illustrations provide additional marketing opportunities and income. Also learn personalized techniques to increase sales at festivals, schools, bookstores, and even lunch!

Session: “AIM Kit: Creating and Author/Illustrator Media Kit”

Mark Wayne Adams, award-winning author, illustrator, and publisher, speaks to over 90,000 people annually. His dynamic session reveals the power of public speaking for authors and illustrators. Learn step-by-step how to create a personalized media kit including: bios, press releases, order forms, posters, and much more! Guaranteed to be an entertaining and rewarding session.

Session: “School Visits Creating Profitable Presentations!

Mark Wayne Adams, award-winning author, illustrator, and publisher, speaks to over 90,000 people annually. His dynamic session reveals the profit of public speaking in schools. Learn to create an inspiring and educational presentation with your book. Mark shares step-by-step how to use displays, interactive props, order forms, “3 Rules,” and much more to captivates audiences! Be prepared for an entertaining and interactive session. 

Mark Wayne Adams is an award-winning illustrator and novelist of more than 50+ children’s books ages K–12. Learn more about Mark’s Illustrated Books and Awards.

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Reading resources: Schools: A Niche Market for Authors written by Jane R. Wood.

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