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Mark Ortman, author and workshop leader says: "Getting my expectations bruised and learning the hard way have been my best teachers. Save yourself the trouble by dreaming with your eyes open." After receiving a Master's Degree in Communication from the University of Denver, he spent twelve years in the training and development field, and was the recipient of ten national instructional awards for his inspiring teaching style. His published work include: Now That Makes Sense! Relating to People With Wit and Wisdom, So Many Ways to Say Thank You, The Teacher's Book of Wit, the award-winning Simple Guide to Self-Publishing and A Simple Guide to Marketing Your Book. He also plays keyboards and has released Wednesday's Dream, an album of relaxing instrumental music. Mark lives in the Pacific Northwest. Phone (360) 671-5858 email: mark@wiseowlbooks.com

"Mark has a unique grasp of publishing.
His message is captivating, inspiring and practical."
- Lawrence Wall, author of the best-seller The Road to Success


Mark is available to speak at conferences, libraries, writers' groups. bookstores and colleges on various publishing topics such as:



Mark also conducts his popular workshop series on book publishing for writers, authors and independent publishers. Both workshops are conference favorites and may be sponsored in your area. Phone (360) 671-5858 for schedule and price information.


Book Writers...Get Published!
The Writers' Guide to Book Publishing

How many times have you said, "I know it's good! Now if I could only get it published!" Turn your dream into reality. This three hour workshop is the one-stop answer for anyone who wants to know the requirements, costs and options of getting a book published. learn:


A Simple Guide to Marketing Your Book

Do you want more book reviews, media attention and broader distribution? Are you reaching all the markets for your book? Get answers and learn a sure-fire approach to marketing your book in this enlightening half-day workshop. Each participant will leave with a specific action plan clearly defining your audience(s), and the most cost-effective ways of reaching them. Also:


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