Two times a year the Self-Publishing Advice Conference, #SelfPubCon, runs in association with Alliance of Independent Authors and this time out the style is tools and tech. As we enter the last 24 hours of conference gain access to, some of the ALLi group 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 excellent self-publishing webinars and discussions.
The event draws in the primary self-publishing speakers, followers and sponsors. Competitions and giveaways, as well as interviews, panel sessions, arguments, round tables, and live-tweeting all include to the enjoyment on conference days The 24-hour running order means the event is live for you, any place you may remain in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the very best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and group. Tools that conserve authors to save money and time, to write and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a much better author-publishing service.
You can still enjoy the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
There are simply 24-hours delegated see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so do make time today to hop over and capture as a lot of the sessions as you can.
After tomorrow, youll require a gain access to pass– readily available for six-month or lifetime gain access to– in order to view the conference.
( 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 directions).
You can discover more about Access Passes here.
These passes are great worth, because you do not simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences given that 2018 and, when it comes to the life time pass, all the conferences to come.
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have actually radically altered the face of publishing for indie authors throughout the world. Prior to the creation of Vellum formatting software application, 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 shaved hours of time, aggravation and sweat out of our lives. Whichs simply one piece of software.
Its hard to operate without technology today– however on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it changes so often, its tough to understand what to invest your time in learning and studying due to the fact that its here to remain and what you ought to just glimpse at as it powers down into oblivion.
The conference has two sessions running down the top 100 tools and tech for indie authors if you havent captured it yet. In the first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis go through the very first 50 tools. These tools are useful for the earlier phases of your publishing procedure. The second post takes a look at the later part of the procedure and the tools that will help you get that book over the publishing line.
See the first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, design, production, distribution
Weve organized the nominations as tweets you can use on Twitter to offer a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Watch the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, creative company.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually offered some fantastic prizes discounts and offers this time.
Discount rates for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a totally free 2-month standard membership to BetaBooks. Get in here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Enter here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle to style and program an author survey. Go into here
From PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos brand-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 highlight of the conference was:
You can find out more about all of them, and their fantastic discounts and giveaways, here.
I also wish to provide a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a brand-new international tool and enhancements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed listed below and in the deep discount rates list). And we likewise adore BetaBooks (for managing your beta readers), Kobo (for their worldwide reach and exceptional publishing platform), Litring (for using giveaways to grow readers), Payhip (for offering direct), Plottr (for planning your novel), PubVendo (for managing your social networks) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
It was eye-opening for me, there were a couple of truly choice tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology suggested by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or recording an audiobook. Caring The Noun Project recommended by Sarah Begley, an outstanding collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– email, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and inclusion mission. Theyre “developing an international visual language that unites us”, they state.
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 fantastic, in-depth session about constructing your social following beginning with who you must target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to producing social content utilizing complimentary tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
Debbies highlight of the conference was.
My conference emphasize was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a big fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co. Whenever I open their programs or listen to them talk I find out something brand-new about writing and how I can use their software application to make my stories much better. Theyve also provided a fantastic discount to SelfPubCon guests: Just utilize
A fast final pointer that there are just 24-hours delegated watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so ensure you catch as numerous 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 register here.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
If you havent caught it yet, then the conference has two 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 first 50 tools. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a wonderful, thorough 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 producing social material utilizing free tools. My conference emphasize was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a big fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co.
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
Tims emphasize of the conference was.
” My preferred 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 definitely be utilizing them the next time I modify fiction.”
” 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 also reignited my enthusiasm for marketing with an extremely easy formula that I began to apply the minute his talk completed!”