Two times a year the Self-Publishing Recommendations Conference, #SelfPubCon, runs in association with Alliance of Independent Authors and this time out the style is tools and tech. As we enter the last 24 hours of conference access, a few of the ALLi team discuss highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Twice a year, in March and October this online author conference provides 24 sessions over 24 hours, an extravaganza of excellent self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The event brings in the foremost self-publishing speakers, fans and sponsors. Competitions and free gifts, along with interviews, panel sessions, disputes, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order implies the occasion is live for you, wherever you might be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three totally free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the very best self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors advisors and team. Tools that conserve authors to conserve money and time, to write and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing business.
You can still watch the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
You can discover more about Access Passes here.
There are just 24-hours delegated enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so do make time today to hop over and capture as a lot of the sessions as you can.
After tomorrow, youll require an access pass– readily available for six-month or life time access– in order to enjoy the conference.
These passes are good value, in that you dont simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences since 2018 and, in the case of the lifetime pass, all the conferences to come.
( ALLi members have complimentary six-month access passes for the life time of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the instructions).
Why Tools and Technology?
If you havent caught it yet, then the conference has two sessions running down the top 100 tools and tech for indie authors. In the very first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the very first 50 tools.
Its tough to work without technology today– however on the other hand, theres so much of it. And it alters so frequently, its tough to understand what to invest your time in knowing and studying because its here to remain and what you should just look at as it powers down into oblivion.
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have significantly changed the face of publishing for indie authors throughout the globe. Prior to the development of Vellum format software, the AskALLi team either invested hours sweating over formatting themselves or forked out to pay somebody else to do it. Vellum is an example of tech that has actually shaved hours of time, disappointment and sweat out of our lives. Whichs just one piece of software application.
Enjoy the first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, style, production, circulation
See the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, innovative business.
Weve arranged the nominations as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to offer a shoutout to your preferred tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have offered some fabulous rewards discounts and offers this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a totally free 2-month basic membership to BetaBooks. Enter here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Enter here
From PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos new strategy/training/coaching service. Enter here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle to style and program an author study. Get in here
With the conference complete, the AskALLi team are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas highlight of the conference was:
gathering the leading 100 tools selected by our members, group and advisors. It was eye-opening for me, there were a couple of really option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology advised by Sacha, which eliminates background audio if youre doing a podcast or taping an audiobook. I had not heard of http://OneLook.comj which as John Doppler states is a set of “power tools for wordsmiths [and] the flexibility of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to embarassment.” Also loving The Noun Project recommended by Sarah Begley, a superb collection of iconography for any kins of communication– email, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and addition mission. Theyre “developing an international visual language that joins us”, they state. Marvellous!
You can discover more about all of them, and their fantastic discount rates and free gifts, here.
I likewise wish to give a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a brand-new international tool and improvements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned listed below and in the deep discount rates list). And we likewise adore BetaBooks (for handling your beta readers), Kobo (for their global reach and outstanding publishing platform), Litring (for using free gifts to grow readers), Payhip (for selling direct), Plottr (for preparing your book), PubVendo (for handling your social media) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
Kayleighs highlight of the conference was:
The session thats actually stood apart to me so far is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. I enjoyed Joshuas up-beat, fun delivery! Its a great, extensive session about developing your social following beginning with who you need to target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to producing social material utilizing complimentary tools. I even picked up some new suggestions myself, consisting of the valuable Chrome extension to make Facebook page welcomes much simpler and some wonderful pointers for developing complimentary social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
If you havent caught it yet, then the conference has 2 sessions running down the leading 100 tools and tech for indie authors. In the very first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the very first 50 tools. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a fantastic, extensive session about building your social following starting with who you must target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to creating social content utilizing complimentary tools. My conference emphasize was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a big fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co.
Tims highlight of the conference was.
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no idea that story modifying software application had got to such a level of elegance and Ill certainly be utilizing them the next time I modify fiction.”
Sachas emphasize of the conference was:.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
A quick last suggestion that there are just 24-hours delegated enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so make certain you catch as many of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent already, you will require to sign up to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
Debbies highlight of the conference was.
My conference highlight was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a big fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co. Whenever I open their programs or listen to them talk I find out something brand-new about composing and how I can use their software to make my stories much better. Theyve likewise provided a wonderful discount rate to SelfPubCon attendees: Just use
” Clayton Noblits session on Marketing Plans was life-altering for me as it not only “puts you back in the driving seat”, as he put it, however likewise reignited my interest for marketing with an extremely basic formula that I began to use the minute his talk completed!”