I promised in last week’s blog that I would have more information in this week’s blog about the WMG Publishing Business Master Class. Well, I keep my promises.

If you’ve been to the Master Class before and are thinking “been there, done that,” you couldn’t be more wrong. This year’s class features some amazing developments that take the Master Class to a whole new level (and that’s saying something).

Some of these changes were facilitated by the workshop’s move to Las Vegas. Others are the result of a rapidly evolving industry. But what won’t change: the incredible amount of information exchanged in this must-attend workshop, which will be held Oct. 19-24, 2018, at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.

Here are the highlights:

WMG Publishing Business Master Class: The Cutting Edge of the Publishing Business

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.

Kris and Dean are joined by nine other experts.

— Mark Leslie (Lefebvre), acclaimed writer, podcaster, editor, and formally with Kobo.

— Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling writer and co-owner of the premier indie press Wordfire Press.

— Rebecca Moesta, New York Times bestselling writer and co-owner of the premier indie press Wordfire Press.

— David Farland, New York Times bestselling writer, Hollywood expert, and executive editor for Writers of the Future.

— David P. Vandagriff, aka The Passive Guy. Premier blogger, expert in publishing contracts, and an IP attorney.

— Christina F. York, bestselling science fiction and mystery writer under a number of names.

— Gwyneth Gibby, WMG Publishing Associate Publisher and an expert on the promotions aspects in publishing.

— Andrea Pearson, host of the popular Self-Publish Strong podcast.

— Donna Cook, author, editor, and publishing consultant.

Plus others to be announced, including T. Thorn Coyle as panel moderator.

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. From cash flow to increasing sales to SEO to website design to cover and interior book design to blurbs to publisher catalogs to distribution of paper books to stores to production to learning how to write more to audio to overseas sales to contracts to bundles to… 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, a focus on networking. Lunches with experts, group breakfasts, time to talk, and every evening a hospitality suite to talk and plan and get to know other professionals.

This is the Premier Publishing Business Workshop for indie writers.

You can read full bios on the instructors and find all the information you need to sign up here. And check back to that link often, because we’ll be adding new and exciting information as we continue to develop this incredible workshop.

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.