Two times a year the Self-Publishing Guidance 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, some of the ALLi team 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 excellent self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The occasion attracts the primary self-publishing speakers, followers and sponsors. Giveaways and competitions, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, arguments, round tables, and live-tweeting all add to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order means the occasion is live for you, any place you might remain in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three complimentary days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the finest self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and group. Tools that save authors to conserve time and money, to compose and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing company.
You can still see the October 2020 SelfPubCon totally free!
After tomorrow, youll require a gain access to pass– offered for six-month or lifetime access– in order to view the conference.
( ALLi members have complimentary six-month gain access to passes for the life time of their subscription. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the directions).
These passes are good worth, in that you dont simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences considering that 2018 and, in the case of the lifetime pass, all the conferences to come.
There are simply 24-hours delegated watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for free– so do make time today to hop over and catch as a number of the sessions as you can.
You can learn more about Access Passes here.
Why Tools and Technology?
If you havent caught it yet, then the conference has two sessions diminishing the top 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. These tools work for the earlier stages of your publishing procedure. The second post looks at the later part of the procedure and the tools that will help you get that book over the publishing line.
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have actually radically changed the face of publishing for indie authors across the globe. Skin is an example of tech that has actually shaved hours of time, disappointment and sweat out of our lives.
Its tough to function without innovation today– but on the other hand, theres so much of it. And it changes so regularly, its difficult to know what to invest your time in knowing and studying because its here to remain and what you must simply glimpse at as it powers down into oblivion.
View the very first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, design, production, circulation
View the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, imaginative company.
Weve arranged the nominations as tweets you can use on Twitter to provide a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually offered some fantastic prizes discounts and deals this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a totally free 2-month standard subscription to BetaBooks. Go into here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From PubVendo: win using Pubvendos new strategy/training/coaching service. Get in here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting plan to style and program an author survey. Go into here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Get in here
With the conference complete, the AskALLi group are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas emphasize 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 few truly choice tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling innovation advised by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or tape-recording an audiobook. I had not become aware of http://OneLook.comj which as John Doppler says is a set of “power tools for wordsmiths [and] the adaptability of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to pity.” Loving The Noun Project suggested by Sarah Begley, an outstanding collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and addition objective. Theyre “constructing a global visual language that unifies us”, they say. Wonderful!
You can find out more about all of them, and their excellent discount rates and giveaways, here.
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a new worldwide tool and improvements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed listed below and in the deep discount rates list).
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. I loved Joshuas up-beat, enjoyable delivery! Its a fantastic, in-depth session about constructing your social following beginning with who you ought to target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to producing social material utilizing totally free tools. I even got some new suggestions myself, consisting of the practical Chrome extension to make Facebook page invites much simpler and some wonderful tips for producing complimentary social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
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 discover something brand-new about writing and how I can use their software to make my stories better. Theyve likewise provided a wonderful discount to SelfPubCon participants: Just utilize
A fast final suggestion that there are simply 24-hours delegated watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so ensure you capture as numerous of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent currently, you will require to sign up to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can sign up here.
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no concept that story modifying software had actually got to such a level of elegance and Ill definitely be using them the next time I edit fiction.”
” 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 also reignited my interest for marketing with an extremely simple formula that I began to use the minute his talk completed!”
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Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
If you have not caught it yet, then the conference has 2 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. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned listed below and in the deep discounts list). Its a great, extensive session about building your social following beginning with who you must target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to producing social material utilizing totally free 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.