Master Business Class

Online Master Business Class


For many years the Master Business Class was held in person over four days in Oregon and then in Las Vegas. The class covered the leading edge of the publishing business for writers.

Topics covered included (but were not limited to) promotion and marketing, discoverability, negotiations, branding, licensing, and strategies for series, stand-alone books, short stories, and nonfiction. It dealt with copyright and trademark, managing cash flow, trends (and overviews), corporations, audio, hiring help, gaming, licensing for movies and television and video, plus crowdfunding of all types.

And so much more.


Over 20 topics will be presented in stand-alone classes, each selling for $150 or $200 each if bought individually.


That's right, over $4,000 in class value in this class.

This will run, barring another pandemic, from July 2021 to May of 2022.

All classes included in this will remain on your dashboard to go back to at any point.

In May of 2022, WMG Publishing will host a large suite at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas where writers attending can go in the evenings to talk about what they saw and learned that day. Anyone taking this class has an invite to that suite. There will be no formal meeting structure, just gathering after dinner for talking, just as the suites in the evenings were at the in-person Master Business Class.

The In-Person is not required as part of this class. Just a bonus if you decide to attend the Licensing Expo.

The first classes will start being added here in July, 2021. Eight to ten will be added toward the end of 2021 and then regularly a new class on a new topic will be added in 2022 all the way until May of 2022. After that we will add updates.

So join the Business Master Class online. It will have so much more information than we could ever present in person.

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 Master Business Class
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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 a 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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