Twice 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 get in the last 24 hours of conference access, some of the ALLi group talk 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 excellent self-publishing webinars and discussions.
The event attracts the primary self-publishing speakers, followers and sponsors. Giveaways and competitions, as well as interviews, panel sessions, debates, round tables, and live-tweeting all add to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order suggests the event is live for you, wherever you may remain in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 totally free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as selected by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and team. Tools that save authors to conserve time and money, to write and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing organization.
You can still enjoy the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
There are just 24-hours left to enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for totally free– so do make time today to hop over and catch as numerous of the sessions as you can.
After tomorrow, youll require a gain access to pass– readily available for six-month or life time access– in order to see the conference.
These passes are excellent worth, in that you dont simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences because 2018 and, when it comes to the lifetime pass, all the conferences to come.
( ALLi members have totally free six-month access passes for the life time of their subscription. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the guidelines).
You can discover more about Access Passes here.
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have significantly altered the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Before the innovation of Vellum format software application, the AskALLi team either invested hours sweating over formatting themselves or forked out to pay another person to do it. Vellum is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, disappointment and sweat out of our lives. Whichs simply one piece of software.
If you have not captured it yet, then the conference has 2 sessions diminishing the top 100 tools and tech for indie authors. In the first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the first 50 tools. These tools are useful for the earlier phases of your publishing procedure. The 2nd post looks at the later part of the procedure and the tools that will assist you get that book over the publishing line.
Its hard to operate without innovation today– however on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it alters so frequently, its tough to know what to invest your time in knowing and studying because its here to stay and what you must just glimpse at as it powers down into oblivion.
Enjoy the very first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, design, production, circulation
Enjoy the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, imaginative business.
Weve arranged the elections as tweets you can use on Twitter to provide a shoutout to your preferred tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have offered some fantastic rewards discount rates and deals this time.
Discount rates for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a totally free 2-month standard subscription to BetaBooks. Get in here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos brand-new strategy/training/coaching service. Go into here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Get in here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting plan to style and program an author survey. Go into here
With the conference total, the AskALLi group are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas highlight of the conference was:
You can learn more about all of them, and their great discounts and giveaways, here.
I also want to offer a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced 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 mentioned below and in the deep discount rates list). And we also love BetaBooks (for handling your beta readers), Kobo (for their international reach and exceptional publishing platform), Litring (for using free gifts to grow readers), Payhip (for selling direct), Plottr (for planning your novel), PubVendo (for handling your social media) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
pulling together the leading 100 tools chosen by our members, team and advisors. It was eye-opening for me, there were a few truly option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling innovation suggested by Sacha, which eliminates background audio if youre doing a podcast or taping an audiobook. I hadnt become aware of http://OneLook.comj which as John Doppler states is a set of “power tools for wordsmiths [and] the versatility of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to embarassment.” Loving The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, an outstanding collection of iconography for any kins of communication– email, newsletter, book– and a visual variety and inclusion objective. Theyre “constructing a worldwide visual language that unites us”, they state. Wonderful!
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 wonderful, thorough session about constructing your social following starting with who you must target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to producing social content utilizing complimentary tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
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. Whenever I open their programs or listen to them talk I discover something brand-new about writing and how I can use their software to make my stories better. Theyve also offered a fantastic discount rate to SelfPubCon attendees: Just use
A fast final reminder that there are just 24-hours left to watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so make certain you capture as many 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.
Tims highlight of the conference was.
” 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, however likewise reignited my enthusiasm for marketing with an extremely simple formula that I started to use the minute his talk ended up!”
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 managing Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both pointed out below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a wonderful, extensive session about constructing your social following starting with who you ought to target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step 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 huge fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
Debbies highlight of the conference was.
Sachas emphasize of the conference was:.
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no idea that story editing software had actually got to such a level of elegance and Ill certainly be utilizing them the next time I modify fiction.”