Twice a year the Self-Publishing Guidance Conference, #SelfPubCon, runs in association with Alliance of Independent Authors and this time out the theme is tools and tech. As we go into the last 24 hours of conference gain access to, some of the ALLi group talk about highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Two times a year, in March and October this online author conference provides 24 sessions over 24 hours, an extravaganza of excellent self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The event brings in the foremost self-publishing speakers, sponsors and followers. Giveaways and competitions, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, debates, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order means the event is live for you, any place you might be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 totally free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the very best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and group. Tools that conserve authors to conserve money and time, to compose and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing company.
You can still view the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
( ALLi members have totally free six-month access passes for the lifetime of their subscription. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and browse to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the instructions).
There are just 24-hours left to enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so do make time today to hop over and catch as many of the sessions as you can.
These passes are good worth, in that you do not just get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences given that 2018 and, when it comes to the lifetime pass, all the conferences to come.
You can learn more about Access Passes here.
After tomorrow, youll require an access pass– available for six-month or life time access– in order to view the conference.
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have actually significantly altered the face of publishing for indie authors throughout the world. Skin is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, aggravation and sweat out of our lives.
The conference has two sessions running down the top 100 tools and tech for indie authors if you have not caught it yet. In the very first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the first 50 tools. These tools work for the earlier phases of your publishing process. The second post takes a look at the later part of the process and the tools that will help you get that book over the publishing line.
Its hard to operate without innovation today– but on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it alters so frequently, its tough to understand what to invest your time in knowing and studying due to the fact that its here to remain and what you must simply glimpse at as it powers down into oblivion.
Watch the very first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, design, production, circulation
Watch the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, imaginative business.
Weve organized the elections as tweets you can use on Twitter to offer a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually offered some magnificent prizes discount rates and offers this time.
Discount rates for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a totally free 2-month standard 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 the usage of Pubvendos new strategy/training/coaching service. Enter here
With the conference total, the AskALLi team are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas emphasize of the conference was:
I likewise wish to give a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a brand-new worldwide tool and enhancements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned listed below and in the deep discount rates list). And we also love BetaBooks (for handling your beta readers), Kobo (for their international reach and excellent publishing platform), Litring (for utilizing giveaways to grow readers), Payhip (for selling direct), Plottr (for planning your novel), PubVendo (for managing your social networks) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
pulling together the top 100 tools chosen by our members, group and advisors. It was mind-blowing for me, there were a couple of actually choice tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology recommended 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 states is a set of “power tools for wordsmiths [and] the flexibility of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to pity.” Also loving The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, an outstanding collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– email, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and addition mission. Theyre “constructing an international visual language that joins us”, they say. Wonderful!
You can discover more about all of them, and their fantastic discount rates and giveaways, here.
Kayleighs highlight 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 building your social following starting with who you must target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to developing social content using totally free tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
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. Every time I open their programs or listen to them talk I learn something new about composing and how I can use their software to make my stories better. Theyve also used a fantastic discount to SelfPubCon attendees: Just utilize
A quick last suggestion that there are just 24-hours delegated watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so ensure you capture as a lot of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent currently, you will require to register to get your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no concept that story editing software had got to such a level of sophistication and Ill absolutely be using them the next time I edit fiction.”
Debbies highlight 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 interest for marketing with an exceptionally simple formula that I started to use the minute his talk completed!”
Tims 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 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 discussed below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a wonderful, in-depth session about constructing your social following beginning with who you need to target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to creating social content using totally 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.