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 enter the last 24 hr of conference gain access to, some of the ALLi team speak 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 presentations.
The event attracts the primary self-publishing speakers, sponsors and followers. Giveaways and competitors, as well as interviews, panel sessions, disputes, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order indicates the event is live for you, anywhere you may be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 complimentary days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the very best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as selected by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and group. Tools that conserve authors to conserve time and cash, to compose and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing organization.
You can still enjoy the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
( ALLi members have free six-month access passes for the lifetime of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the guidelines).
You can learn more about Access Passes here.
After tomorrow, youll require a gain access to pass– offered for six-month or lifetime access– in order to enjoy the conference.
These passes are great worth, in that you dont just get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences because 2018 and, when it comes to the lifetime pass, all the conferences to come.
There are just 24-hours delegated see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so do make time today to hop over and capture as much of the sessions as you can.
Why Tools and Technology?
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.
Its difficult to work without innovation today– but on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it alters so frequently, its hard to know what to invest your time in learning and studying because its here to remain and what you must simply look at as it powers down into oblivion.
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have drastically changed the face of publishing for indie authors across the world. Prior to the development of Vellum format software application, the AskALLi team either spent hours sweating over formatting themselves or handed over 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.
Watch the first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, design, production, distribution
Weve arranged the nominations as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to give a shoutout to your favorite tool.
See the second 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, creative business organization.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have offered some wonderful rewards discounts and offers this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three people can win a free 2-month basic membership to BetaBooks. Get in here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Get in here
From PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos new strategy/training/coaching service. Get in here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle to design and program an author survey. Get in here
With the conference total, the AskALLi team are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas highlight of the conference was:
You can discover out more about all of them, and their excellent discounts and free gifts, here.
It was mind-blowing for me, there were a couple of really option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology advised by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or tape-recording an audiobook. Caring The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, an outstanding collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual variety and inclusion objective. Theyre “building an international visual language that unifies us”, they state.
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a brand-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 mentioned below and in the deep discounts list).
Kayleighs emphasize of the conference was:
The session thats really stuck out to me up until now is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. I loved Joshuas up-beat, fun shipment! Its a great, thorough session about constructing your social following starting with who you ought to target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to producing social material utilizing complimentary tools. I even got some brand-new pointers myself, including the practical Chrome extension to make Facebook page invites much simpler and some great suggestions for developing free 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 substantial fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co. Each time I open their programs or listen to them talk I discover something new about composing and how I can use their software to make my stories much better. Theyve likewise used a wonderful discount to SelfPubCon attendees: Just use
Tims highlight of the conference was.
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
” 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, but likewise reignited my enthusiasm for marketing with an extremely simple formula that I began to apply the minute his talk ended up!”
A quick last tip that there are simply 24-hours delegated see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for totally free– so ensure you catch as a lot of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not currently, you will need to sign up to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can sign up here.
If you havent captured it yet, then the conference has 2 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 very 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 fantastic, thorough session about constructing your social following starting with who you must target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to producing social material utilizing complimentary tools. 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.
” My preferred session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no concept that story modifying software had got to such a level of sophistication and Ill absolutely be utilizing them the next time I modify fiction.”
Debbies highlight of the conference was.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.