Two times 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 hr of conference access, a few 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 occasion attracts the primary self-publishing speakers, sponsors and followers. Competitions and free gifts, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, disputes, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the enjoyment on conference days The 24-hour running order suggests the occasion is live for you, any place you may be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 complimentary days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the finest self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and group. Tools that save authors to conserve time and cash, to write and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing service.
You can still enjoy the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
( ALLi members have complimentary six-month gain access to passes for the life time of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the instructions).
After tomorrow, youll need an access pass– available for six-month or lifetime access– in order to enjoy the conference.
You can learn more about Access Passes here.
These passes are excellent value, because you do not simply 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.
There are just 24-hours delegated enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so do make time today to hop over and capture as a lot of the sessions as you can.
Why Tools and Technology?
If you have not caught 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 first 50 tools.
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have actually radically changed the face of publishing for indie authors across the globe. Prior to the development of Vellum format software, 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 actually shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives. And thats simply one piece of software.
Its difficult to work without innovation today– but on the other hand, theres so much of it. And it changes so regularly, its hard to know what to invest your time in knowing and studying due to the fact that its here to stay and what you should simply glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
Watch the first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, style, production, distribution
Enjoy the second 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, innovative business.
Weve arranged the elections as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to provide a shoutout to your preferred tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have used some amazing rewards discount rates and deals this time.
Discount rates for All
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From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Get in here
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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:
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a brand-new international tool and enhancements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both pointed out below and in the deep discount rates list).
You can discover more about all of them, and their fantastic discount rates and free gifts, here.
It was mind-blowing for me, there were a few actually option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling innovation recommended by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or recording an audiobook. Caring The Noun Project recommended by Sarah Begley, a superb collection of iconography for any kins of communication– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and inclusion mission. Theyre “constructing a global visual language that unifies us”, they state.
Kayleighs highlight of the conference was:
The session thats actually stood apart to me so far is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. I enjoyed Joshuas up-beat, enjoyable shipment! Its a fantastic, in-depth session about developing your social following starting with who you need to target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to developing social material using complimentary tools. I even picked up some new tips myself, consisting of the helpful Chrome extension to make Facebook page welcomes much easier and some wonderful tips for producing complimentary social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
Debbies highlight of the conference was.
If you have not caught 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 first 50 tools. 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). Its a great, extensive session about building your social following starting with who you ought to target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to creating social content using complimentary tools. 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.
A quick last suggestion that there are just 24-hours delegated watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so make certain you capture as much of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not currently, you will need to sign up to get your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
Tims highlight of the conference was.
” 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, however also reignited my enthusiasm for marketing with an incredibly simple formula that I started to apply the minute his talk completed!”
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
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. Each time I open their programs or listen to them talk I learn something new about writing and how I can use their software to make my stories much better. Theyve likewise used a wonderful discount rate to SelfPubCon attendees: Just utilize
” My favourite 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.”