Master Class with Tim Vandehey

Epic Ghostwriter Tim Vandehey Hosts IWG's First Master Class Oct. 28th

Register now for Tim's master class on The Business of Writing 
Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Riverside Hotel. 

Tim Vandehey is a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter and book doctor who has written more than 55 nonfiction books during a career that began in 2003. His work has been published by virtually every major imprint, including Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette, McGraw-Hill, St. Martin’s Press, Simon & Schuster and Hay House. Tim is also the co-founder of Beastsellers (, an innovative author marketing agency based in Washington, DC. His book on author marketing, How to Sell a Crapload of Books, written with Naren Aryal, is available on Amazon. A southern California native, he lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and daughters…but still roots for the Dodgers. 

There’s a big difference between being a writer and making a living as one. If you dream about doing the latter, Tim Vandehey’s got your back. With nearly 23 years as a freelancer at his back, he’ll share candid opinions, from-the-trenches stories and proven strategies not on writing (you’ve already got that pretty well figured out) but on being entrepreneurial, managing your writing as a business, growing your brand and building a rewarding career. Some topics: 

- Why ghostwriting is a fantastic career for any writer and how to be successful at it
- The writer’s brand: the X factor that separates the players from the also-rans
- Thinking like an entrepreneur
- Managing clients and your time—and the BIG secret to getting paid more 

This is must-know info for writers today, and you won't get it from any better source.  Don't miss out!  Register today! 
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  • Leigh Robbins, Treasurer
  • Sherry Briscoe, Contests, Writers Corner
  • Sylissa Franklin, Write Track 
  • Merilee Marsh, Critique Groups, Speakers Bureau, Literary Luncheon
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