Twice a year the Self-Publishing Guidance 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 hr 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 provides 24 sessions over 24 hours, an extravaganza of outstanding self-publishing webinars and discussions.
The occasion attracts the primary self-publishing speakers, followers and sponsors. Giveaways and competitors, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, arguments, round tables, and live-tweeting all add to the enjoyment on conference days The 24-hour running order means the event is live for you, any place you may be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the finest self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as selected by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and group. Tools that save authors to save money and time, to write and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing service.
You can still watch the October 2020 SelfPubCon totally free!
After tomorrow, youll require a gain access to pass– available for six-month or lifetime gain access to– in order to see the conference.
You can discover more about Access Passes here.
( ALLi members have free six-month gain access to passes for the lifetime of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and browse to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the guidelines).
These passes are good worth, in that you do not just get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences since 2018 and, in the case of the lifetime pass, all the conferences to come.
There are simply 24-hours delegated view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so do make time today to hop over and capture as much of the sessions as you can.
Why Tools and Technology?
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 go through the very first 50 tools. These tools are helpful for the earlier phases of your publishing procedure. The second post looks at the later part of the procedure and the tools that will assist you get that book over the publishing line.
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have radically changed the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Prior to the development of Vellum formatting software, the AskALLi team either invested hours sweating over formatting themselves or forked out to pay somebody else to do it. Skin is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, aggravation and sweat out of our lives. And thats just one piece of software application.
Its hard to function without technology today– however on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it alters so frequently, its difficult to understand what to invest your time in learning and studying because its here to stay and what you should just glimpse at as it powers down into oblivion.
See the very first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, design, production, distribution
Weve arranged the elections as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to give a shoutout to your favorite tool.
See the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, innovative company.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have provided some wonderful rewards discounts and deals this time.
Discount rates for All
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From Emperitas: Win a consulting plan to design and program an author survey. Go into here
With the conference complete, the AskALLi group are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas highlight of the conference was:
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It was eye-opening for me, there were a few really option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology suggested by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or tape-recording an audiobook. Caring The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, an excellent collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– email, newsletter, book– and a visual variety and addition mission. Theyre “building a global visual language that joins us”, they say.
I likewise want to give a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a brand-new global tool and enhancements 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 discounts list). And we also love BetaBooks (for handling your beta readers), Kobo (for their international reach and outstanding publishing platform), Litring (for utilizing giveaways to grow readers), Payhip (for offering direct), Plottr (for planning your book), PubVendo (for handling your social networks) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
Kayleighs highlight of the conference was:
The session thats really stood out to me up until now is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. I loved Joshuas up-beat, fun shipment! Its a wonderful, thorough session about building your social following starting with who you need to target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to producing social material utilizing free tools. I even picked up some new suggestions myself, including the helpful Chrome extension to make Facebook page invites much easier and some great tips for developing complimentary social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
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Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
” 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, but also reignited my interest for marketing with an exceptionally basic formula that I started to apply the minute his talk ended up!”
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. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed 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 method through to a detailed guide to producing social content utilizing free tools. My conference highlight was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a substantial fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co.
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. Every time I open their programs or listen to them talk I discover something new about writing and how I can use their software to make my stories better. Theyve also provided a fantastic discount to SelfPubCon guests: Just use
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no concept that story editing software had got to such a level of sophistication and Ill certainly be using them the next time I modify fiction.”
A fast last reminder that there are just 24-hours delegated view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so make certain you catch as many of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent already, you will need to sign up to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can sign up here.