Two times a year the Self-Publishing Suggestions 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 hr of conference gain access to, a few of the ALLi team talk 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 exceptional self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The event draws in the foremost self-publishing speakers, fans and sponsors. Giveaways and competitions, along with interviews, panel sessions, arguments, 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 three complimentary days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the very best self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as picked by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and group. Tools that save authors to conserve money and time, to compose and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a much better author-publishing service.
You can still watch the October 2020 SelfPubCon free of charge!
( 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).
These passes are excellent worth, in that you do not simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences considering that 2018 and, when it comes to 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 number of the sessions as you can.
After tomorrow, youll need an access pass– offered for six-month or life time gain access to– in order to view the conference.
You can discover out more about Access Passes here.
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have actually radically altered the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Prior to the development of Vellum format software, the AskALLi group either invested 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, aggravation and sweat out of our lives. Whichs just one piece of software application.
If you havent captured it yet, then the conference has two 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 very first 50 tools.
Its difficult to function without technology today– but on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it changes so regularly, its tough to understand what to invest your time in knowing and studying because its here to stay and what you must simply look at as it powers down into oblivion.
View the first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, design, production, circulation
Enjoy the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, creative enterprise.
Weve arranged the nominations as tweets you can use on Twitter to give a shoutout to your preferred tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have offered some wonderful rewards discount rates and deals this time.
Discount rates for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a free 2-month standard membership to BetaBooks. Go into here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting plan to style and program an author study. Enter here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Go into here
From PubVendo: win using Pubvendos new strategy/training/coaching service. Go into 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:
You can learn more about all of them, and their excellent discount rates and giveaways, here.
It was mind-blowing for me, there were a couple of actually choice tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling innovation suggested by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or taping an audiobook. Caring The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, an exceptional collection of iconography for any kins of communication– email, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and inclusion mission. Theyre “building a worldwide visual language that joins us”, they state.
I likewise want to provide 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 advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both pointed out below and in the deep discount rates list). And we likewise adore BetaBooks (for handling your beta readers), Kobo (for their global reach and outstanding publishing platform), Litring (for utilizing giveaways to grow readers), Payhip (for offering direct), Plottr (for preparing your novel), PubVendo (for managing your social networks) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
Kayleighs emphasize of the conference was:
The session thats truly stood apart to me up until now is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. I liked Joshuas up-beat, fun shipment! Its a great, in-depth session about constructing your social following starting with who you should target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to creating social material utilizing free tools. I even got some new suggestions myself, including the handy Chrome extension to make Facebook page invites much simpler and some great pointers for creating free social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
” My favourite 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 elegance and Ill certainly be utilizing them the next time I edit fiction.”
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. Whenever I open their programs or listen to them talk I learn something new about composing and how I can use their software application to make my stories better. Theyve likewise used a great discount rate to SelfPubCon guests: Just use
” 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 likewise reignited my enthusiasm for marketing with an incredibly easy formula that I began to apply the minute his talk completed!”
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
A fast last tip that there are simply 24-hours delegated enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for totally free– so ensure you capture as a number of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not currently, you will require to sign up to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can sign up here.
Debbies emphasize of the conference was.
If you have not captured it yet, then the conference has two 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. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both pointed out listed below and in the deep discounts list). Its a wonderful, extensive session about building your social following starting with who you ought to target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to producing social content utilizing free 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.
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
Tims highlight of the conference was.