Two times 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 get in the last 24 hr of conference access, some of the ALLi team discuss highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Two times a year, in March and October this online author conference provides 24 sessions over 24 hours, an extravaganza of outstanding self-publishing webinars and discussions.
The event attracts the foremost self-publishing speakers, sponsors and fans. Giveaways and competitions, along with interviews, panel sessions, debates, round tables, and live-tweeting all include to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order suggests the occasion is live for you, any place you might remain in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three complimentary days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and group. Tools that save authors to save time and cash, to compose and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing company.
You can still watch the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
There are simply 24-hours delegated view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for free– so do make time today to hop over and capture as many of the sessions as you can.
These passes are excellent value, in that you dont 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.
After tomorrow, youll need an access pass– offered for six-month or lifetime gain access to– in order to see the conference.
You can find out more about Access Passes here.
( ALLi members have totally free six-month gain access to passes for the life time of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the guidelines).
Why Tools and Technology?
Its difficult to operate without innovation today– however on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it changes so frequently, its hard to understand what to invest your time in learning and studying due to the fact that its here to stay and what you ought to just glimpse at as it powers down into oblivion.
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have actually significantly altered the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Before the innovation of Vellum format software, the AskALLi group either spent hours sweating over formatting themselves or forked out to pay somebody else to do it. Skin is an example of tech that has actually shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives. Whichs simply one piece of software application.
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 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 second post looks at the later part of the process and the tools that will help you get that book over the publishing line.
Watch the very first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, style, production, distribution
Weve arranged the nominations as tweets you can use on Twitter to give a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Enjoy the second 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, creative company.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually used some fantastic rewards discounts and deals this time.
Discount rates for All
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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:
pulling together the top 100 tools chosen by our members, group and advisors. It was mind-blowing for me, there were a few actually choice tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology recommended by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or recording an audiobook. I had not become aware of http://OneLook.comj which as John Doppler states is a set of “power tools for wordsmiths [and] the flexibility of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to pity.” Likewise caring The Noun Project recommended by Sarah Begley, a superb collection of iconography for any kins of communication– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and inclusion objective. Theyre “building an international visual language that joins us”, they say. Marvellous!
You can discover more about all of them, and their great discounts and free gifts, here.
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a new worldwide tool and improvements to their control panel. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed below and in the deep discounts list).
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 great, thorough session about constructing your social following beginning with who you need to target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to creating social material using complimentary tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
A fast last tip that there are just 24-hours delegated enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so ensure you catch as numerous of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent already, you will need to register 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 easy formula that I started to apply the minute his talk finished!”
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
If you havent captured it yet, then the conference has 2 sessions running down the top 100 tools and tech for indie authors. In the very first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the first 50 tools. 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). Its a wonderful, extensive session about developing your social following starting with who you need to target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to creating social content utilizing free tools. 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.
Debbies highlight of the conference was.
Tims emphasize 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. Each time I open their programs or listen to them talk I learn something new about writing and how I can utilize their software application to make my stories better. Theyve likewise used a wonderful discount rate to SelfPubCon participants: Just use
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no concept that story modifying software application had got to such a level of sophistication and Ill certainly be utilizing them the next time I edit fiction.”