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 hr of conference gain access to, 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 offers 24 sessions over 24 hours, an extravaganza of outstanding self-publishing webinars and discussions.
The event brings in the foremost self-publishing speakers, sponsors and fans. Giveaways and competitions, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, arguments, round tables, and live-tweeting all include to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order indicates the event is live for you, any place you may be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three complimentary days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the finest self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as picked by the Alliance of Independent Authors advisors and team. Tools that save authors to save money and time, to write and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing business.
You can still view the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
These passes are excellent worth, in that you do not simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences since 2018 and, when it comes to the lifetime pass, all the conferences to come.
You can discover more about Access Passes here.
After tomorrow, youll require a gain access to pass– readily available for six-month or lifetime gain access to– in order to enjoy the conference.
There are simply 24-hours delegated enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so do make time today to hop over and capture as many of the sessions as you can.
( ALLi members have complimentary six-month access passes for the life time of their subscription. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and browse to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the directions).
Why Tools and Technology?
Its tough to operate without innovation today– however on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it alters so regularly, its tough 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 look 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 around the world. Before the invention of Vellum formatting software, the AskALLi group either spent hours sweating over formatting themselves or forked out to pay another person to do it. Skin is an example of tech that has actually shaved hours of time, disappointment and sweat out of our lives. Whichs simply one piece of software.
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.
See the very first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, design, production, distribution
Weve arranged the elections as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to offer a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Watch the second 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, imaginative service organization.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually offered some fantastic prizes discount rates and deals this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three people can win a complimentary 2-month basic 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. Get in here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting package to design and program an author study. Get in here
From PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos brand-new strategy/training/coaching service. Enter here
With the conference complete, the AskALLi group are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas emphasize of the conference was:
You can find out more about all of them, and their fantastic discount rates and giveaways, here.
I also want to offer a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a brand-new international tool and improvements to their control panel. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both pointed out below and in the deep discounts list). And we also adore BetaBooks (for managing your beta readers), Kobo (for their international reach and exceptional publishing platform), Litring (for utilizing free gifts to grow readers), Payhip (for offering direct), Plottr (for planning your book), PubVendo (for managing your social media) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
It was mind-blowing for me, there were a few truly 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. Loving The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, an exceptional collection of iconography for any kins of communication– email, newsletter, book– and a visual variety and addition objective. Theyre “developing an international visual language that joins us”, they state.
Kayleighs emphasize 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 fantastic, in-depth session about building your social following starting with who you need to target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to creating social material utilizing totally free tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
Tims highlight of the conference was.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
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 find out something new about composing and how I can use their software to make my stories better. Theyve likewise provided a fantastic discount to SelfPubCon participants: Just utilize
A quick last reminder that there are just 24-hours delegated enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so make sure you catch as a number 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 sign up here.
If you havent captured 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 very first 50 tools. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both pointed out below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a fantastic, extensive session about developing your social following beginning with who you need to target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to developing social material utilizing free tools. 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.
Debbies highlight of the conference was.
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
” Clayton Noblits session on Marketing Plans was life-changing for me as it not just “puts you back in the driving seat”, as he put it, but likewise reignited my enthusiasm for marketing with an exceptionally simple formula that I began to apply the minute his talk completed!”
” 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 elegance and Ill certainly be utilizing them the next time I edit fiction.”