Twice a year the Self-Publishing Suggestions 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 access, a few of the ALLi group 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 exceptional self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The event attracts the primary self-publishing speakers, fans and sponsors. Giveaways and competitions, as well as interviews, panel sessions, debates, round tables, and live-tweeting all add to the enjoyment on conference days The 24-hour running order implies the event is live for you, wherever you might be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three totally free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors advisors 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 service.
You can still view the October 2020 SelfPubCon totally free!
( ALLi members have free 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).
These passes are good worth, in that you dont simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences given that 2018 and, when it comes to the life time pass, all the conferences to come.
There are simply 24-hours left to enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for totally free– so do make time today to hop over and capture as much of the sessions as you can.
You can learn more about Access Passes here.
After tomorrow, youll need a gain access to pass– readily available for six-month or life time gain access to– in order to enjoy the conference.
Why Tools and Technology?
Its difficult to function without innovation today– but on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it changes so frequently, its hard to know what to invest your time in learning and studying because its here to remain and what you must just glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have actually radically changed the face of publishing for indie authors across the globe. Before the creation of Vellum format software application, the AskALLi group either spent hours sweating over formatting themselves or forked out to pay somebody else to do it. Vellum is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives. And thats just one piece of software.
If you havent captured 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 very first 50 tools.
See the first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, design, production, circulation
See the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, innovative service organization.
Weve arranged the elections as tweets you can use on Twitter to give a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have offered some fantastic prizes discounts and offers this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three people can win a free 2-month basic membership to BetaBooks. Go into here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Go into here
From PubVendo: win the use of Pubvendos brand-new strategy/training/coaching service. Go into here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting package to style and program an author survey. Enter here
With the conference complete, the AskALLi team are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas emphasize of the conference was:
pulling together the leading 100 tools picked by our members, group and advisors. It was mind-blowing for me, there were a few really option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling innovation advised by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or taping 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 pity.” Caring The Noun Project suggested by Sarah Begley, an exceptional collection of iconography for any kins of communication– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual variety and inclusion mission. Theyre “constructing a worldwide visual language that unites us”, they state. Wonderful!
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a new global tool and improvements to their control panel. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed listed below and in the deep discounts list).
You can discover out more about all of them, and their great discounts and giveaways, here.
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 great, in-depth session about constructing your social following beginning with who you ought to target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to creating social material utilizing totally free tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
Sachas emphasize 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, however also reignited my enthusiasm for marketing with an exceptionally easy formula that I started to apply the minute his talk ended up!”
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 ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed listed below and in the deep discounts list). Its a great, extensive session about developing your social following beginning with who you ought to target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to developing social material using totally free tools. My conference highlight was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a huge fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
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Tims highlight of the conference was.
A fast final tip that there are simply 24-hours left to see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so make certain you capture as much 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 register here.
” My preferred session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no idea that story modifying software had got to such a level of sophistication 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 big fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co. Every time I open their programs or listen to them talk I discover something brand-new about writing and how I can use their software application to make my stories better. Theyve likewise offered a wonderful discount rate to SelfPubCon guests: Just use