The Business Side of Publishing

Understanding the Business Side of the Publishing Journey

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The Business Side of Publishing — How to Succeed


Contracts! And Agents! And Networking ... Oh My!

I spent 20 years in the business world before I jumped into the publishing world. My experience was crucial in my relatively quick success in getting an agent, an editor, and getting a publishing contract. I did this all in under 3 years — yes, part of that's due to the writing I presented--but it was also do to my knowledge of business. Those are the things I want to teach you.

The business side of writing isn't scary — but you do need an understanding of it. And in this course we'll start from the very basics, and by the end of it, you'll have a strong understanding of the business side of publishing.

And one of the crucial mind sets of successful authors is embracing the fact that you have to think and act like a small business.

Because you are.

By the end of this course, you'll have a strong understanding of the following:

  • How to form strong partnerships in the publishing world
  • How to get an agent and how to choose one
  • Time Management
  • How to impress editors, what to look for in one, and how to find them
  • How to navigate the confusing, yet critically important contracts
  • How to make the most of your time at writing conferences, instead of wasting it
  • What attitude to go to writing conferences with
  • How to network with anyone (and get people to like you)
  • Traditional publishing and Indie publishing

PLUS, you'll get a 15 minute Bonus Q&A video where I answer questions about the business world people have asked me over the years and how you can learn from my mistakes.


Your Instructor


James L Rubart
James L Rubart

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man's body. He thinks he's still young enough to water ski like a madman and dirt bike with his two grown sons. He's the best-selling, Christy Hall of Fame, CAROL, INSPY, and RT Book Reviews award winning author of sixteen novels and loves to send readers on mind-bending journeys they'll remember months after they finish his stories. He's also a branding expert, audio book narrator, and co-founder with his son, Taylor, of the Rubart Writing Academy. He lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington.


"You don't know what you don't know — that was true for me here. I learned great information, stuff I plan to put to use in my road to publication. This is one I wouldn't want to skip! "

- Anna Johnson, May 2018 Graduate

"Business instincts don't come naturally to me, and it was intimidating. Jim made it so easy to understand, and presented it in an approachable way. After this course, I realize how critical business knowledge is to my success."

- Martha Artyomenko, October 2017

It's Time to Take Action

You realize being an author also means being a business person? And you don't like it? Sorry, we can't change that. What we can do is explain the basics of the business side of publishing. How to find a great editor and a great agent. How to decide if you should indie publish, or work with a traditional publisher. And how to execute the one technique that will sky rocket your career faster than any other thing you do.

So why are you hesitating? As with all of our courses, you can try this one 100% risk free — if you aren't absolutely thrilled with this course, you have 30 days to return it for a full refund. That's how strongly we believe in this material.

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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.
Do you have a refund policy?
Yes — you’ll get a total refund within 30 days if you don’t absolutely love our course. We want you to be able to give this a try totally risk free because we believe so strongly in the material — there’s nothing to lose.
What level of experience should I have in the business world to take this course?
You don't need any. This course is geared toward those with little to no experience with the business side of publishing, so if that's you, you're going to love it.
I'm on a budget, but I still want the course. What do I do?
Here's the good news — we've created the course specifically with you in mind. We have two plans for payment — you can either pay in full, or purchase the course in payment plans. Either way, you'll get IMMEDIATE access to the course. If you choose the payment plan, it's just $2 a day for full access to the course!
Will this course teach me about editors, agents, and contracts?
Yes! This course will save you years of frustration, and give you the clarity you need to approach editors and agents with confidence. But you'll learn more than how to approach agents and editors. You'll learn about how to think about writing conferences, time management, networking secrets, among many other things.
I've been published for a number of years, will this course still benefit me?
Yes. Because we talk about more than just the fudamentals of business. We explore time management, Olympic caliber networking (after all, like any business it comes down to who you know and how much they like you) ways to maximize your writing output and more.
I'm on a budget — but I still want the course
Here's the good news — we've created the course specifically with you in mind. We have two plans for payment — you can either pay in full, or purchase the course in payment plans. Either way, you'll get IMMEDIATE access to the course. If you choose the payment plan, it's just $2 a day for full access to the course!
I still have a question
Then please email us — [email protected]

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