Twice a year the Self-Publishing Advice Conference, #SelfPubCon, runs in association with Alliance of Independent Authors and this time out the theme is tools and tech. As we get in the last 24 hours of conference gain access to, a few of the ALLi team discuss 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 excellent self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The occasion attracts the primary self-publishing speakers, followers and sponsors. Competitions and free gifts, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, disputes, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order indicates the occasion is live for you, any place you might be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the very best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as picked by the Alliance of Independent Authors advisors and team. Tools that save authors to conserve money and time, to compose and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a much better author-publishing company.
You can still view the October 2020 SelfPubCon totally free!
These passes are great worth, because you do not just get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences given that 2018 and, in the case of the lifetime pass, all the conferences to come.
You can discover out more about Access Passes here.
After tomorrow, youll need an access pass– readily available for six-month or lifetime access– in order to watch the conference.
( ALLi members have complimentary six-month access passes for the life time of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the guidelines).
There are just 24-hours left to view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for complimentary– so do make time today to hop over and catch 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 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 actually drastically changed the face of publishing for indie authors throughout the world. Prior to the creation of Vellum format software, the AskALLi group either invested hours sweating over formatting themselves or forked out to pay somebody else to do it. Vellum is an example of tech that has actually shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives. Whichs simply one piece of software.
Its difficult to operate without technology today– but on the other hand, theres so much of it. And it alters so regularly, its hard to understand what to invest your time in knowing and studying because its here to remain and what you should just look at as it powers down into oblivion.
Watch the very first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, design, production, distribution
Weve organized the elections as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to give a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Enjoy the second 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, innovative enterprise.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
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With the conference complete, the AskALLi team are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas highlight of the conference was:
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pulling together the top 100 tools chosen by our members, team and consultants. It was mind-blowing for me, there were a few actually choice 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. I had not heard of http://OneLook.comj which as John Doppler says is a set of “power tools for wordsmiths [and] the flexibility of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to pity.” Caring The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, an exceptional collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and inclusion objective. Theyre “constructing a worldwide visual language that unifies us”, they say. Marvellous!
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a new global tool and improvements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for handling 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. Its a fantastic, thorough session about developing your social following beginning with who you must target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to developing social content utilizing totally free tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
Debbies 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, however also reignited my enthusiasm for marketing with an incredibly simple formula that I started to use the minute his talk ended up!”
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 very first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the very first 50 tools. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned below and in the deep discounts list). Its a wonderful, in-depth session about constructing your social following starting with who you should target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to producing social content utilizing complimentary 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.
” My preferred session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no idea that story editing software had actually got to such a level of elegance and Ill absolutely be using them the next time I edit fiction.”
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 find out something new about writing and how I can utilize their software application to make my stories much better. Theyve also provided a great discount rate to SelfPubCon attendees: Just use
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
Tims highlight of the conference was.
A fast last pointer that there are just 24-hours left to view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for totally free– so ensure you capture as a lot of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent already, you will need to register to get your FREE three-day pass, and you can sign up here.
Sachas emphasize of the conference was:.