Business Master Class

October 19th — 24th, 2018
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, 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.


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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Mark Leslie (Lefebvre), acclaimed writer, podcaster, editor, and formally with Kobo.
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Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling writer and co-owner of the premier indie press Wordfire Press.
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Rebecca Moesta, New York Times bestselling writer and co-owner of the premier indie press Wordfire Press.
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David Farland, New York Times bestselling writer, Hollywood expert, and executive editor for Writers of the Future.
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David P. Vandagriff, aka The Passive Guy. Premier blogger, expert in publishing contracts, and an IP attorney.
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Damon Courtney is the creator and CEO of BookFunnel, an ebook delivery service for authors and publishers.
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Christina F. York, bestselling science fiction and mystery writer under a number of names.
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Andrea Pearson, host of the popular Self-Publish Strong podcast.
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Donna Cook, author, editor, and publishing consultant.
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Loren L. Coleman is the owner/publisher of Catalyst Game Labs and serves as the company’s chief licensing manager.
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T. Thorn Coyle as panel moderator.
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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 19th to the morning of October 24th, 2018. (Travel on Thursday the 18th and on Wednesday October 24th since the last session is done at noon. Special hotel rate when you pay in full. Hotel block is limited.) 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:
Pay through Paypal at and then write to Dean as to which workshop you want to be in. If you just want your name on the list, just write Dean.