Twice a year the Self-Publishing Advice Conference, #SelfPubCon, runs in association with Alliance of Independent Authors and this time out the style is tools and tech. As we go into the last 24 hr of conference gain access to, some of the ALLi team talk about highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Two times 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 brings in the primary self-publishing speakers, sponsors and followers. Giveaways and competitions, along with interviews, panel sessions, debates, 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, anywhere you may be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 complimentary days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the very best self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as picked by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and team. Tools that conserve authors to conserve time and cash, to write and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing organization.
You can still view the October 2020 SelfPubCon totally free!
( ALLi members have free six-month access passes for the life time of their subscription. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and browse to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the guidelines).
You can discover more about Access Passes here.
After tomorrow, youll require a gain access to pass– offered for six-month or life time access– in order to see the conference.
These passes are good value, in that you do not 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.
There are simply 24-hours left to see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for complimentary– so do make time today to hop over and catch as a lot of the sessions as you can.
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have actually significantly altered the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Before the innovation of Vellum format software, the AskALLi group either spent hours sweating over formatting themselves or forked out to pay another person to do it. Skin is an example of tech that has actually shaved hours of time, aggravation and sweat out of our lives. Whichs just one piece of software.
Its tough to work without innovation today– however on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it alters so frequently, its difficult to know what to invest your time in learning and studying since its here to stay and what you should just look at as it powers down into oblivion.
If you have not captured 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 first 50 tools.
View the first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, design, production, circulation
View the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, imaginative business.
Weve organized the elections as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to provide a shoutout to your preferred tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually used some wonderful rewards discounts and offers this time.
Discounts 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 Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle to design and program an author survey. Go into here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Get in here
From PubVendo: win using Pubvendos brand-new strategy/training/coaching service. Get in 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, announced a new global tool and enhancements 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 discounts list).
You can learn more about all of them, and their terrific discount rates and giveaways, here.
It was mind-blowing for me, there were a couple of truly option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology suggested by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or tape-recording an audiobook. Caring The Noun Project suggested by Sarah Begley, a superb collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– email, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and addition objective. Theyre “constructing an international visual language that unifies us”, they say.
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 fantastic, thorough 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 material using complimentary tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
” 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 sophistication and Ill definitely be using them the next time I edit fiction.”
” Clayton Noblits session on Marketing Plans was life-changing for me as it not only “puts you back in the driving seat”, as he put it, however also reignited my interest for marketing with an incredibly easy formula that I began to use the minute his talk finished!”
A quick final reminder that there are simply 24-hours left to enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for complimentary– so make certain you catch as a number of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not already, you will require to register to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can sign up here.
Sachas emphasize of the conference was:.
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. Every time I open their programs or listen to them talk I discover something brand-new about composing and how I can use their software application to make my stories much better. Theyve likewise provided a great discount rate to SelfPubCon guests: Just utilize
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
Debbies emphasize of the conference was.
Tims emphasize of the conference was.
If you havent captured it yet, then the conference has two sessions running down the leading 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 discounts list). Its a wonderful, in-depth session about developing your social following starting with who you ought to target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to developing social content using totally 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.