Classic Publishing 101

Detailed Steps to Becoming a Published Indie Writer

Detailed, step-by-step workshop on how to become a published indie writer.

A classic workshop, starting from the beginning and working through layout, covers, sales copy, promotion, business, and making a living.

This is a how-to class. We will tell you what you need to learn, teach much of it to you, tell you how to learn the rest and where to find even more information.

The world of indie publishing isn't so complex that it can't be learned. In fact, those of us in it take it for granted because to us it seems simple, right up to the point we try to explain it to someone.

This workshop is that explanation.

But mostly we are going to teach you how to get past your fears of publishing, the myths of publishing, the scams of publishing, and find real freedom in being able to write and publish what you want when you want.

And have readers find it and buy it.

Your Instructor

Dean Wesley Smith
Dean Wesley Smith

With over twenty-three million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith now brings you original fiction every month for the past three years in his own magazine, Smith’s Monthly.

Dean wrote over twenty-five original Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, plus Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man novels, and others. He wrote many gaming novels including Final Fantasy.

He wrote novels and stories under almost fifty pen names and did scripts for Hollywood as well as being an editor for various magazines. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You can follow his writing life at

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to Classic Publishing 101
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
For lectures and classic workshops, the course starts now and stays on your dashboard for as long as you like! They are completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. For the monthly regular workshops, each has a start date and each week's lectures will appear on the same day. After the course is finished it will remain on your dashboard for as long as you like.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How do I contact someone about the course?
If you have any questions at all about anything in a course, simply email Dean with the word "workshop" in the subject line. His email is [email protected]

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