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 team talk about 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 exceptional self-publishing webinars and discussions.
The event attracts the foremost self-publishing speakers, fans and sponsors. Giveaways and competitions, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, disputes, round tables, and live-tweeting all include to the enjoyment on conference days The 24-hour running order suggests the event is live for you, anywhere you may be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 complimentary days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as selected by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and team. Tools that conserve authors to save time and money, to compose and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing organization.
You can still enjoy the October 2020 SelfPubCon totally free!
There are just 24-hours left to see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so do make time today to hop over and catch as numerous of the sessions as you can.
( ALLi members have totally free six-month gain access to passes for the lifetime of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and browse to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the directions).
After tomorrow, youll require a gain access to pass– available for six-month or life time gain access to– in order to watch the conference.
You can discover more about Access Passes here.
These passes are good value, in that you dont simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences given that 2018 and, in the case of the life time pass, all the conferences to come.
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have actually significantly changed the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Prior to the innovation of Vellum format software, the AskALLi group either invested hours sweating over formatting themselves or handed over to pay somebody else to do it. Skin is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives. Whichs simply one piece of software application.
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 first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the very first 50 tools.
Its difficult to function without technology today– but on the other hand, theres so much of it. And it alters so frequently, its difficult to understand what to invest your time in learning and studying because its here to stay and what you should simply look at as it powers down into oblivion.
Enjoy the very first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, design, production, distribution
Enjoy the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, creative business organization.
Weve organized the nominations as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to give a shoutout to your preferred tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have provided some incredible rewards discounts and offers this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a complimentary 2-month standard membership to BetaBooks. Enter here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Enter here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle to design and program an author survey. Get in here
From PubVendo: win the usage of Pubvendos brand-new strategy/training/coaching service. Get in 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:
I also desire to give a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a brand-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). And we likewise adore BetaBooks (for handling your beta readers), Kobo (for their international reach and exceptional publishing platform), Litring (for using giveaways to grow readers), Payhip (for offering direct), Plottr (for planning your novel), PubVendo (for handling your social media) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
You can learn more about all of them, and their great discount rates and free gifts, here.
It was eye-opening for me, there were a couple of actually choice 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. Loving The Noun Project suggested by Sarah Begley, an outstanding collection of iconography for any kins of communication– email, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and inclusion objective. Theyre “developing a global visual language that unifies us”, they say.
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 should target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to developing social material using free tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
Debbies highlight of the conference was.
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 composing and how I can utilize their software application to make my stories better. Theyve also provided a fantastic discount rate to SelfPubCon attendees: Just use
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
If you havent 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 mentioned listed below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a fantastic, in-depth session about building your social following starting with who you ought to target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to creating social content utilizing complimentary tools. 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.
A fast last suggestion that there are just 24-hours left to watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so make certain you catch as numerous of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not already, you will require to sign up to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
” 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 likewise reignited my interest for marketing with an extremely simple formula that I began to use the minute his talk ended up!”
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no concept that story modifying software application had actually got to such a level of elegance and Ill certainly be using them the next time I modify fiction.”
Tims emphasize of the conference was.