Episode 103 – 15 Takeaways from the WMG Publishing Business Master Class

In this episode, Mark shares 15 different quotes and ideas that inspired him during the Fall 2019 WMG Publishing Business Master Class workshop led by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith in Las Vegas.

Mark shares a very brief personal update, explaining that this episode was recorded in a less-than-ideal acoustic environment, his hotel room in Vegas.

Mark also shares a word from this episode’s sponsor…

One of the over-arcing themes from the five day workshop event s was Diversification and the idea that “It’s better to make a little bit of money from a lot of sources than to make a lot of money from one or two places.”

The 15 quotes come from:

  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Dean Wesley Smith
  • Kevin J. Anderson
  • Joanna Penn
  • Loren Coleman
  • Andrea Pearson
  • Marie Whittaker
  • Deidre J. Manna-Bratten
  • Chuck Heinzelman

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The music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

2 thoughts on “Episode 103 – 15 Takeaways from the WMG Publishing Business Master Class”

  1. Hey Mark, Do you think that you could break down the conferences you go to and the levels of authors that should go to them?
    I hear a bunch of conferences on these podcasts. If you are just starting out you don’t have a big budget for conferences…I guess most of the time you don’t have a big budget. So it would be nice to get some guidance in this area.

    1. Hey Chad – GREAT idea. I’ll do that in a near-future episode – it won’t, by ANY stretch of the imagination, be any authoritative list, as it will be restricted to my own personal experience. But I think it’s a good idea, so you can at least see, from my POV, the value I believe each conference might have for different reasons, different needs, etc… having just arrived back from my 2nd visit to 20BooksVegas.

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