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Think Like a Publisher is a Workshop

New Online Workshop Starting in December…

That’s right, a new one starting now with Novel Structure and a new business workshop called Think Like a Publisher starting in December.

Some of you here remember the blog posts turned into a book called “Think Like a Publisher 2012.” I kept working to update it but could never contain the information into a book that seemed to work.

So Kris and I started planning that once this new indie world settled a little, we would do the Think Like a Publisher as a workshop to get in all the information.

After the last major business class here on the coast, we’re ready to go. So announcing that starting in December, a new workshop is available…


Writers in 2017 not only must deal with their writing business, but they must learn to think like a publisher for sales, promotion, production, schedules, getting help, and so much more.

Thinking like a publisher is a skill most writers haven’t yet learned.

And they need to. Desperately.

We do a workshop called Business which is for writers and their writing business. We don’t talk in that workshop about how to build a publishing business. This workshop is how to build a publishing business right from the ground up. Even if you have no intention of outgrowing your own laptop, you need this workshop to understand how the modern world of publishing works and thinks.

This workshop will incorporate elements of common sense business, from how to promote a book to how to set up a business for taxes to how to understand what a book actually costs to produce. And so much more. Tons more.

If you fear business, you are holding yourself and your writing back. Making money is fun when it comes from your writing, but you need to know how to deal with the money and how to even know if your business is profitable, no matter the size.

This workshop goes hand-in-hand with the Business for Writers workshop we do, as well as the Sales Copy workshop. But you do not need to take the other two to take this one. And if you have taken the other ones, then this will add even more.

This is the nuts and bolts of thinking like a publisher.

If you ever saw my book Think Like a Publisher 2012 and wondered when I was going to update it, this is the update. This new world of publishing has gotten so complex, it is beyond one simple book at the moment.

A workshop for those who want to learn more about how to be a publisher and think like a publisher in 2018.

How To Sign Up?

Since all workshops are now on, but this workshop won’t appear there for another week when the December workshops appear, simply write me at with the following information.

  1. Full Name
  2. e-mail address
  3. Name of workshop…
  4. Then pay for workshop through Paypal

If you did read the Think Like a Publisher 2012 book, that will be only a flavor of the information contained in this new workshop. And updated for the six years since I wrote that book. Wow, can’t believe it has been that long, yet at the same time it feels like an eternity.

Thinking Like A Publisher now, going into 2018, means something very different than it did in 2011 and 2012.


      • Mark Kuhn

        Looking forward to that! Kris’s Sci-fi lecture looks good based on the intro video, too. Ideas into Story was incredible. Now that I’m almost back to feeling 100% after the surgery, my writing is back on track again.

  • Barb

    oh, the memories… we met during that first Think Like A Publisher coast workshop in 2011… and so many things have changed since… and keep changing, sigh!
    I’ll make sure to let everyone I know they don’t need to travel this time! 🙂