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Special Workshop Sale!!!

All Because of the Product’s Class…

Kris and I, since the Licensing Expo, have been working on a large new class called…

Indie Writer’s Products Class

It has so much stuff to cover, it turned into TWO (2) Nine Week Classes with eight assignments each and six recorded webinars each. Part One and Part Two.

These two classes are an attempt to help indie writers take their business and their income to the next level. And with the webinars in each class, it will allow us to all work together to move forward and share ideas.

Note: The webinars will be recorded and posted on the class and will only be recorded the first time through. And you must have taken Part One to take Part Two. Times for the webinar announced after the first assignment.

And yes, if you buy them both, there is a discount (a bundle with both) and also the reason for this sale, which we had no intention of doing until these classes got to large with so many things to learn. We just want to really have these classes help get the word and methods of adding product to our worlds out in a larger way. So thus, the 50% Sale.

For a simple product example: A nifty Puplhouse Fiction Magazine mug for our Kickstarter in the middle of July relaunching Pulphouse as a monthly magazine. 15 ounces, See another picture at the bottom. After the Kickstarter this and other mugs will be for sale on our Shopify store.


We made the 50% off sale cover any class, workshop, lifetime subscription, everything on WMG Teachable.


The code to get 50% off is:


Just hit purchase of anything on Teachable you want, put in the code on the next page and hit apply and you will be able to get the class for 50% off.

Sale will run for one week until late Friday night, July 7th.

Everything Subscribers, the new classes are already in your subscription.

And yes, folks, you can get 50% off the Everything Subscription as well in this sale. And if you already have another lifetime subscription, we can give you another slight discount. Write me for details.


Wanted to know why the mug? Well, ff you spend $75 or more on the sale, we will send you your choice:

— 15 ounce Pulphouse Fiction Magazine Mug ($20 value… see image above and below)


— Three bundles of business books.  BUNDLE ON BUSINESS, BUNDLE ON MARKETING, and BUNDLE ON PRODUCTIVITY. 10 electronic writing books total. A $30 value.

I will contact you after the sale for your choice if you spent $75 or more. (Can be on a number of items and add up.)


Here are just a few of the topics we will cover in the 18 weeks, 16 assignments, and 12 webinars of the two Indie Writer’s Products Classes.

  • Deciding on product per book or series.
  • Planning product lines (basics and advanced)
  • Art and contracts and copyright.
  • Some trademark in both classes
  • Time and cash flow and number of projects.
  • Kickstarter and Other Product uses
  • Store Sales on Your Web Site
  • POD vs Mass Purchase
  • Exclusivity
  • AI Art
  • What Readers Want in 2023 for Product
  • How to really research a product and maufacture.
  • Licensing and preparing for the Expo
  • Working with Artists, distributors, and their contracts.
  • Which Products to be careful of.
  • Expectations on sales and time.
  • And most importantly, when to use the WIBBOW test.


Again, everything on WMG Teachable is half off. Including all subscriptions.

Just use the code…


To get 50% off.




  • Connor Whiteley

    This is going to be an amazing course. I am so excited about it. Thanks for doing it.

    • dwsmith

      Going to be so much fun and a ton of learning and make us all some money with having products from our books.

  • Mark Kuhn

    Okay, stock up on more workshops at half price and get that cool mug after 75 bucks??
    I’m all in on that!

  • Mihnea Stefan Manduteanu

    Still, to be devil’s advocate here, licensing and products really work only for big best selling books and franchises, right? I mean your Hary Potter, Game of thrones. And I am speaking also as a reader. Been reading and consuming for 40 years but except said famous brands, I never ever considered or were interested in buying a mug from whover anonymous writer even if I loved his book. No offense Dean I love your books, I tear through them, but I never thought of buying a Thunder Mountain coaster or fridge magnet…
    My question is, why would a writer with low sales spend his time on product and licensing?

    • dwsmith

      Mihnea, great question based on the old traditional world. Indie writers now, we all have niches and fans and it doesn’t take much at all. Also interesting expectations you have of selling a lot. My expectations are to sell a few, but have the products offered for those who want them and would find them fun. And to use them in other ways. And to build a base for licensing to a larger market.

      There is no cost and almost no time to offer products to fans. Why not? Again, no cost and no real time. That is another part you are missing by coming at the question from the old traditional way of thinking. (I know, I did the same at first myself.)

    • Kate Pavelle

      Hi Minhea, I’m a “coffee money” level writer and definitely not famous. The customer doesn’t need to be a well-known manufacturer, either. Many entities have money to spend and are looking for products. For instance, a non-profit environmental organization licensed a short (4K words) story from me. The fee covered not just me. but also an illustrator who drew 27 line art images. The story is now a coloring book, teaching general audience about the impact of eel on fresh water quality. Because of the terms we negotiated, I retained my rights, so I’ll be able to sell or license it to others as well. Now, I admit that producing a coloring book was new to me and took more time than expected. But now I cam take this IP to the Products class and see what else can be done with it. Even a simple, obscure project can earn extra few hundred or a few thousand dollars. And with POD sales of products down the line, these small project will add up over time! IMHO, not learning to do this is leaving money on the table. Lots of writers have their own online stores already, and those stores contain more than books. I’d encourage you to give it a try! I am glad I did.