Twice 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 get in the last 24 hr of conference access, a few of the ALLi group talk about highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Twice a year, in March and October this online author conference uses 24 sessions over 24 hours, an extravaganza of outstanding self-publishing webinars and discussions.
The event draws in the foremost self-publishing speakers, fans and sponsors. Competitions and giveaways, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, arguments, round tables, and live-tweeting all add to the enjoyment on conference days The 24-hour running order implies the occasion is live for you, any place you might remain in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the 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 save time and cash, to compose and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing business.
You can still view the October 2020 SelfPubCon totally free!
( ALLi members have totally free six-month access passes for the life time of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and browse to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the guidelines).
These passes are good value, in that you do not just get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences since 2018 and, in the case of the life time pass, all the conferences to come.
You can learn more about Access Passes here.
There are just 24-hours delegated see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so do make time today to hop over and catch as numerous of the sessions as you can.
After tomorrow, youll need a gain access to pass– offered for six-month or life time access– in order to see the conference.
Why Tools and Technology?
Its difficult to function without technology today– however on the other hand, theres so much of it. And it alters so frequently, its difficult to understand what to invest your time in learning and studying since its here to stay and what you need to simply glance 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 across the globe. Vellum is an example of tech that has actually shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives.
If you havent captured it yet, then the conference has 2 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 first 50 tools.
See the first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, style, production, distribution
Watch the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, imaginative company.
Weve arranged the elections 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 wonderful prizes discounts and offers this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three people can win a complimentary 2-month basic membership to BetaBooks. Get in here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos new strategy/training/coaching service. Get in here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Go into here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle to style and program an author survey. Enter here
With the conference total, the AskALLi group are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas highlight of the conference was:
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a new international tool and improvements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned listed below and in the deep discounts list).
pulling together the top 100 tools chosen by our members, team and consultants. It was eye-opening for me, there were a couple of really option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling innovation suggested by Sacha, which eliminates background audio if youre doing a podcast or recording an audiobook. I hadnt heard of http://OneLook.comj which as John Doppler says is a set of “power tools for wordsmiths [and] the versatility of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to pity.” Also caring The Noun Project suggested by Sarah Begley, a superb collection of iconography for any kins of communication– email, newsletter, book– and a visual variety and addition mission. Theyre “building an international visual language that joins us”, they state. Wonderful!
You can learn more about all of them, and their great discount rates and free gifts, here.
Kayleighs emphasize of the conference was:
The session thats really stood out to me so far is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. Its a great, extensive session about developing your social following starting with who you need to target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to developing social material using free tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
My conference highlight was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a substantial fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co. Whenever I open their programs or listen to them talk I find out something brand-new about writing and how I can use their software application to make my stories much better. Theyve likewise offered a great discount to SelfPubCon guests: Just use
Sachas emphasize of the conference was:.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
Debbies emphasize of the conference was.
” Clayton Noblits session on Marketing Plans was life-altering for me as it not just “puts you back in the driving seat”, as he put it, however likewise reignited my interest for marketing with an exceptionally easy formula that I started to apply the minute his talk ended up!”
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 first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the first 50 tools. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned below and in the deep discounts list). Its a great, in-depth session about developing your social following beginning with who you need to target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to creating social content utilizing complimentary tools. 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.
Tims highlight of the conference was.
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no idea that story editing software application had actually got to such a level of elegance and Ill certainly be using them the next time I edit fiction.”
A quick final pointer that there are simply 24-hours left to watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for free– so ensure you catch as much of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not currently, you will require to register to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.