Two times 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 enter the last 24 hours of conference gain access to, some of the ALLi team speak about highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Two times a year, in March and October this online author conference offers 24 sessions over 24 hours, an extravaganza of outstanding self-publishing webinars and discussions.
The occasion draws in the foremost self-publishing speakers, fans and sponsors. Competitions and giveaways, as well as interviews, panel sessions, arguments, 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, wherever you may remain in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three complimentary days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the very best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors advisors and team. Tools that save authors to conserve time and cash, to compose and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing company.
You can still see the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
After tomorrow, youll require a gain access to pass– readily available for six-month or life time gain access to– in order to view the conference.
There are simply 24-hours left to see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so do make time today to hop over and catch as a number of the sessions as you can.
These passes are great worth, because you do not simply 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 discover out more about Access Passes here.
( 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 guidelines).
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have actually significantly changed the face of publishing for indie authors across the globe. Skin is an example of tech that has actually shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives.
Its tough to operate without innovation today– but on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it changes so often, its difficult to know what to invest your time in knowing and studying due to the fact that its here to stay and what you ought to simply glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
The conference has two sessions running down the leading 100 tools and tech for indie authors if you have not captured it yet. In the first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis go through the first 50 tools. These tools are beneficial for the earlier stages of your publishing process. The second post takes a look at the later part of the process and the tools that will assist you get that book over the publishing line.
Enjoy the very first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, design, production, distribution
Weve organized the elections as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to offer a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Enjoy the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, creative company.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have offered some fantastic rewards discount rates and offers this time.
Discount rates for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a free 2-month standard membership to BetaBooks. Enter here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From PubVendo: win the use of Pubvendos new strategy/training/coaching service. Enter here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle to style and program an author survey. Go into here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Go into here
With the conference total, the AskALLi team are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas highlight of the conference was:
I likewise want to provide a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a new global tool and enhancements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both pointed out listed below and in the deep discounts list). And we likewise love BetaBooks (for managing your beta readers), Kobo (for their global reach and exceptional publishing platform), Litring (for utilizing free gifts to grow readers), Payhip (for selling direct), Plottr (for preparing your novel), PubVendo (for managing your social networks) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
It was mind-blowing for me, there were a couple of really choice 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. Loving The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, an exceptional collection of iconography for any kins of communication– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and inclusion objective. Theyre “constructing a global visual language that unifies us”, they state.
You can learn more about all of them, and their excellent discount rates and giveaways, here.
Kayleighs highlight of the conference was:
The session thats actually stood out to me so far is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. Its a wonderful, in-depth session about constructing your social following beginning with who you must target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to creating social content using complimentary tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
Debbies highlight of the conference was.
A quick last pointer that there are just 24-hours delegated enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for totally free– so make sure you catch as numerous of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not currently, you will need to register to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
Tims emphasize of the conference was.
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
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. Whenever I open their programs or listen to them talk I discover something new about writing and how I can use their software application to make my stories much better. Theyve also provided a wonderful discount to SelfPubCon participants: Just utilize
” My preferred session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no idea that story modifying software application had actually got to such a level of sophistication and Ill definitely be utilizing them the next time I edit fiction.”
” 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, but also reignited my enthusiasm for marketing with an exceptionally basic formula that I began to apply the minute his talk ended up!”
If you have not captured 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 pointed out below and in the deep discounts list). Its a fantastic, extensive session about building your social following beginning with who you ought to target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to producing social content using 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.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.