Business Master Class

Long Term Business Strategies for Writers and Independent Publishers

October 25th — Late October 29th, 2019
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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Mark Leslie (Lefebvre), acclaimed writer, podcaster, editor, and the new Director of Business Development for Draft2Digital.
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Deidre J. Manna-Bratten is an enthusiastic brand licensing professional, helping brand owners and licensees understand how to navigate through the challenges and benefits of consumer product licensing.
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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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Damon Courtney is the creator and CEO of BookFunnel, an ebook delivery service for authors and publishers.
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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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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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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 25th to the evening of October 29th. (Travel on the Thursday and on Wednesday.) Price $750.

October 23rd to the morning of October 28th, 2020.
 A bunch of instructors to be announced. (Travel on Thursday and on Wednesday since the last session is done at noon.) 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.