Business Master Class

Long Term Business Strategies for Writers and Independent Publishers

October 11th — Late October 14th, 2021
The Cutting Edge of the Publishing Business

The WMG Publishing Business Master Class is the premier publishing business workshop for indie writers.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling writers and renowned business and industry bloggers Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith lead this intense five days of business and publishing learning.

Industry experts will cover virtually every topic imaginable, including book production and distribution, writing productivity, audiobooks, overseas sales, contracts, bundles, licensing, and so much more. This workshop focuses on selling more books, selling subsidiary rights, indie publishing, the business of indie and hybrid, and the constant changes overwhelming us all.

Plus, networking opportunities with other industry professionals via lunches with experts, group breakfasts, and an evening hospitality suite.


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Kristine Kathryn Rusch, New York Times bestselling writer and renowned business and industry blogger.
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Dean Wesley Smith, USA Today bestselling writer and renowned business and industry blogger.
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Plus others to be announced.

This is a business workshop. No writing, but a notebook full of notes and a lot of training. In fact, every topic a writer can imagine needing to be covered will be in this week at one point or another by experts. 

This is the Premier Publishing Business Workshop for indie writers.

Cost and Schedule

October 11th to the evening of October 14th, 2021.
A bunch of instructors to be announced. (Travel on Sunday and on Friday.) Price $750.


We can put your name on a list for the workshop, no problem, just as we have always done. But payment guarantees you the spot. If you are signed up, but about to lose your spot to the workshop being full of paid writers, Dean will warn you ahead of time. All fees must be paid no later than one month ahead of the workshop.

To sign up and pay:
Write to Dean at for information on how to sign up.