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 go into the last 24 hours of conference gain access to, a few of the ALLi group discuss highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Twice a year, in March and October this online author conference provides 24 sessions over 24 hours, an extravaganza of outstanding self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The occasion brings in the foremost self-publishing speakers, sponsors and fans. Giveaways and competitions, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, debates, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the enjoyment on conference days The 24-hour running order implies the event is live for you, any place you may be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three complimentary days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the very best self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as picked by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and group. Tools that conserve authors to save money and time, 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 free of charge!
There are just 24-hours left to watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so do make time today to hop over and capture as a number of the sessions as you can.
After tomorrow, youll need an access pass– offered for six-month or lifetime gain access to– in order to watch the conference.
These passes are good value, in that you do not just get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences considering that 2018 and, when it comes to the life time pass, all the conferences to come.
You can learn more about Access Passes here.
( ALLi members have complimentary 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 directions).
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have drastically changed the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Prior to the invention of Vellum formatting software application, the AskALLi team either invested hours sweating over formatting themselves or handed over to pay another person to do it. Skin is an example of tech that has actually shaved hours of time, disappointment and sweat out of our lives. Whichs just one piece of software.
Its tough to operate without technology today– but on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it alters so often, its tough to know what to invest your time in learning and studying due to the fact that its here to remain and what you ought to just glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
If you havent caught 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.
See the very first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, style, production, distribution
View the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, creative business.
Weve organized the elections as tweets you can use on Twitter to provide a shoutout to your preferred tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually used some magnificent rewards discounts and deals this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a totally free 2-month basic membership to BetaBooks. Go into here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos new strategy/training/coaching service. Enter here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting plan to style and program an author study. Get in here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. 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:
You can find out more about all of them, and their terrific discounts and free gifts, here.
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a brand-new worldwide tool and improvements to their control panel. 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).
pulling together the leading 100 tools picked by our members, group and advisors. It was mind-blowing for me, there were a couple of really option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling innovation advised by Sacha, which eliminates background audio if youre doing a podcast or recording an audiobook. I had not become aware of http://OneLook.comj which as John Doppler states is a set of “power tools for wordsmiths [and] the versatility of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to embarassment.” Loving The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, an excellent collection of iconography for any kins of communication– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual variety and addition objective. Theyre “developing an international visual language that unifies us”, they say. Wonderful!
Kayleighs emphasize of the conference was:
The session thats truly stood apart to me up until now is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. I enjoyed Joshuas up-beat, enjoyable delivery! Its a great, in-depth session about developing your social following starting with who you need to target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to creating social content utilizing complimentary tools. I even got some brand-new pointers myself, including the useful Chrome extension to make Facebook page invites much easier and some fantastic tips for creating complimentary social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
” 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, but also reignited my interest for marketing with an extremely easy formula that I began to apply the minute his talk completed!”
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
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 find out something brand-new about writing and how I can utilize their software to make my stories much better. Theyve also offered a fantastic discount to SelfPubCon attendees: Just use
” My preferred session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no idea that story modifying software had actually got to such a level of sophistication and Ill absolutely be using them the next time I modify fiction.”
Sachas emphasize of the conference was:.
Debbies emphasize of the conference was.
A fast final tip that there are simply 24-hours left to view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so ensure you capture as much of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not currently, you will require to sign up to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
Tims highlight of the conference was.
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 very first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the first 50 tools. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a wonderful, extensive session about building your social following starting with who you should target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to developing social content utilizing free tools. 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.