Two times a year the Self-Publishing Suggestions Conference, #SelfPubCon, runs in association with Alliance of Independent Authors and this time out the theme is tools and tech. As we go into the last 24 hours of conference gain access to, a few of the ALLi team talk about 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 attracts the foremost self-publishing speakers, sponsors and followers. Giveaways and competitors, along with interviews, panel sessions, arguments, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order indicates the occasion is live for you, anywhere you might be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 totally free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the very best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as picked by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and group. Tools that conserve authors to save time and cash, to compose and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a much better author-publishing service.
You can still see the October 2020 SelfPubCon free of charge!
You can learn more about Access Passes here.
( ALLi members have complimentary six-month gain access to passes for the life time of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the directions).
After tomorrow, youll require a gain access to pass– offered for six-month or life time access– in order to watch the conference.
There are simply 24-hours delegated enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for free– so do make time today to hop over and catch as much of the sessions as you can.
These passes are great value, because you do not just get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences considering that 2018 and, when it comes to the life time pass, all the conferences to come.
Why Tools and Technology?
If you have not caught it yet, then the conference has two sessions running down the top 100 tools and tech for indie authors. In the first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the very first 50 tools.
Its tough to function without technology today– however on the other hand, theres so much of it. And it alters so frequently, its hard to understand what to invest your time in knowing and studying due to the fact that its here to stay and what you ought to simply look at as it powers down into oblivion.
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have actually significantly changed the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Prior to the development of Vellum formatting software, the AskALLi team either invested hours sweating over formatting themselves or handed over to pay another person to do it. Skin is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, aggravation and sweat out of our lives. And thats simply one piece of software application.
Watch the first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, style, production, circulation
Watch the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, innovative company.
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 actually provided some amazing prizes discounts and offers this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three people can win a free 2-month basic subscription to BetaBooks. Enter here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From PubVendo: win the usage of Pubvendos brand-new strategy/training/coaching service. Go into here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle to style and program an author survey. Enter here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Enter 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:
It was mind-blowing for me, there were a few actually option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology advised by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or recording an audiobook. Caring The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, an excellent collection of iconography for any kins of communication– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and inclusion objective. Theyre “constructing an international visual language that unifies us”, they state.
I likewise wish to give a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a new international tool and enhancements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed listed below and in the deep discounts list). And we also love BetaBooks (for managing your beta readers), Kobo (for their worldwide reach and excellent publishing platform), Litring (for utilizing free gifts to grow readers), Payhip (for selling direct), Plottr (for preparing your book), PubVendo (for managing your social media) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
You can learn more about all of them, and their excellent discount rates and free gifts, here.
Kayleighs highlight of the conference was:
The session thats truly stood out to me so far is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. Its a great, thorough session about constructing your social following beginning with who you ought to target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to developing social content utilizing free tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
” My preferred session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no concept that story editing software application had got to such a level of sophistication and Ill certainly be utilizing them the next time I edit fiction.”
Tims emphasize of the conference was.
” 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, but also reignited my interest for marketing with an extremely basic formula that I started to use the minute his talk completed!”
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
Debbies emphasize of the conference was.
My conference emphasize was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a huge fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co. Whenever I open their programs or listen to them talk I learn something new about writing and how I can utilize their software application to make my stories much better. Theyve likewise provided a fantastic discount rate to SelfPubCon guests: Just use
A quick final suggestion that there are just 24-hours delegated see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so make sure you capture as numerous of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not currently, you will need to register to get your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
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 ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a wonderful, extensive session about constructing your social following beginning with who you need to target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to creating social content utilizing free tools. My conference emphasize was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a huge fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co.