Twice a year the Self-Publishing Recommendations Conference, #SelfPubCon, runs in association with Alliance of Independent Authors and this time out the theme is tools and tech. As we go into the last 24 hours of conference access, a few of the ALLi team talk about 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 occasion draws in the foremost self-publishing speakers, followers and sponsors. Competitions and free gifts, 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 suggests the occasion is live for you, anywhere you may remain 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 picked by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and team. Tools that conserve authors to save time and cash, to write and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing company.
You can still see the October 2020 SelfPubCon totally free!
You can discover out more about Access Passes here.
There are simply 24-hours delegated watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so do make time today to hop over and capture as a lot of the sessions as you can.
These passes are good value, because you do not simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences considering that 2018 and, in the case of the life time pass, all the conferences to come.
After tomorrow, youll need an access pass– readily available for six-month or lifetime access– in order to see the conference.
( ALLi members have complimentary six-month access passes for the lifetime of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the instructions).
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have significantly altered the face of publishing for indie authors across the globe. Before the creation of Vellum formatting software application, the AskALLi team either invested 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, frustration and sweat out of our lives. And thats simply one piece of software application.
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 first 50 tools.
Its tough to function without innovation today– however on the other hand, theres so much of it. And it changes so regularly, its tough to understand what to invest your time in knowing and studying due to the fact that its here to stay and what you should just look at as it powers down into oblivion.
View the first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, style, production, distribution
Weve arranged the elections as tweets you can use on Twitter to offer a shoutout to your preferred tool.
See the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, creative business.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually offered some wonderful rewards discounts and offers this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three people 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 the usage of Pubvendos 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 study. Go into here
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:
You can find out more about all of them, and their terrific discounts and free gifts, here.
gathering the top 100 tools selected by our members, team and advisors. It was mind-blowing for me, there were a couple of truly option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology recommended by Sacha, which eliminates background audio if youre doing a podcast or recording an audiobook. I hadnt heard 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 shame.” Likewise caring The Noun Project recommended by Sarah Begley, an outstanding collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and addition mission. Theyre “constructing an international visual language that joins us”, they state. Marvellous!
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a new global tool and enhancements to their control panel. 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).
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 wonderful, thorough session about building your social following starting with who you must target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to producing social content utilizing complimentary tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
Debbies emphasize of the conference was.
A fast final pointer that there are just 24-hours left to view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for free– so ensure you catch as a number of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent currently, you will need to sign up to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
Tims highlight of the conference was.
If you have not 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 very first 50 tools. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed below and in the deep discounts list). Its a great, thorough session about constructing your social following starting with who you ought to target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to creating social material using free tools. 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.
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. Every time I open their programs or listen to them talk I discover something new about composing and how I can utilize their software application to make my stories much better. Theyve also provided a great discount rate to SelfPubCon guests: Just utilize
” 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 also reignited my enthusiasm for marketing with an exceptionally easy formula that I started to use the minute his talk ended up!”
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no concept that story modifying software had got to such a level of sophistication and Ill absolutely be using them the next time I edit fiction.”