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 gain access to, a few of the ALLi team discuss 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 occasion attracts the primary self-publishing speakers, sponsors and followers. Competitions and free gifts, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, arguments, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the enjoyment on conference days The 24-hour running order means the occasion is live for you, anywhere you may remain in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 totally free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the very best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors advisors and group. Tools that save authors to save time and money, to write and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing organization.
You can still enjoy the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
After tomorrow, youll need a gain access to pass– available for six-month or life time access– in order to watch the conference.
( ALLi members have free six-month access passes for the lifetime of their subscription. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the guidelines).
You can discover more about Access Passes here.
There are just 24-hours left to enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so do make time today to hop over and catch as a number of the sessions as you can.
These passes are excellent worth, in that you dont simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences considering that 2018 and, when it comes to the lifetime 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 leading 100 tools and tech for indie authors. In the very first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the first 50 tools.
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have radically changed the face of publishing for indie authors throughout the world. Prior to the development of Vellum formatting software, the AskALLi team either spent hours sweating over formatting themselves or forked out to pay somebody else to do it. Skin is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives. And thats simply one piece of software application.
Its difficult to work without technology today– but on the other hand, theres so much of it. And it alters so often, its tough to know what to invest your time in knowing and studying due to the fact that its here to stay and what you ought to just look at as it powers down into oblivion.
Enjoy the first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, style, production, distribution
Weve organized the elections as tweets you can use on Twitter to provide a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Watch the second 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, innovative service organization.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually provided some fantastic rewards discount rates and offers this time.
Discount rates for All
From BetaBooks: Three people can win a complimentary 2-month basic membership to BetaBooks. Go into here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Go into here
From PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos brand-new strategy/training/coaching service. Enter here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle to style and program an author study. Enter here
With the conference total, the AskALLi group are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas emphasize of the conference was:
I also desire to provide a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a new international tool and improvements to their control panel. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both pointed out below and in the deep discount rates list). And we likewise love BetaBooks (for managing your beta readers), Kobo (for their global reach and exceptional publishing platform), Litring (for utilizing giveaways to grow readers), Payhip (for offering direct), Plottr (for planning your book), PubVendo (for handling your social media) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
You can find out more about all of them, and their excellent discount rates and free gifts, here.
It was eye-opening for me, there were a few actually option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology recommended by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or taping an audiobook. Loving The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, a superb collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– email, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and addition mission. Theyre “constructing a global visual language that joins us”, they state.
Kayleighs highlight of the conference was:
The session thats actually stuck out to me up until now is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. I enjoyed Joshuas up-beat, fun shipment! Its a great, in-depth session about constructing your social following starting with who you must target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to developing social content utilizing complimentary tools. I even got some brand-new tips myself, consisting of the helpful Chrome extension to make Facebook page welcomes much easier and some great pointers for creating free social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
A quick last pointer that there are just 24-hours delegated see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for complimentary– so make certain you catch as numerous of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent currently, you will require to register to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
Sachas 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 likewise reignited my interest for marketing with an exceptionally basic formula that I started to use 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 pointed out listed below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a great, in-depth session about constructing your social following beginning with who you need to target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to creating social material using totally free tools. My conference highlight was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a huge fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
Tims highlight of the conference was.
Debbies highlight of the conference was.
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. Each time I open their programs or listen to them talk I learn something brand-new about composing and how I can use their software application to make my stories better. Theyve likewise provided a fantastic discount to SelfPubCon attendees: Just utilize
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no concept that story editing software had actually got to such a level of elegance and Ill absolutely be utilizing them the next time I edit fiction.”