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 enter the last 24 hr of conference gain access to, some of the ALLi group speak about highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Twice a year, in March and October this online author conference uses 24 sessions over 24 hours, an extravaganza of outstanding self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The event attracts the primary self-publishing speakers, sponsors and fans. Competitions and free gifts, as well as interviews, panel sessions, debates, round tables, and live-tweeting all include to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order means the occasion is live for you, anywhere you might remain in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three complimentary days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the finest self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and team. Tools that conserve authors to conserve time and cash, to compose and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a much better author-publishing company.
You can still enjoy the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
You can find out more about Access Passes here.
After tomorrow, youll require an access pass– available for six-month or lifetime access– in order to watch the conference.
There are just 24-hours left to watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so do make time today to hop over and catch as a number of the sessions as you can.
These passes are great worth, in that you dont just 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.
( ALLi members have complimentary six-month access passes for the lifetime of their subscription. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the directions).
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have radically altered the face of publishing for indie authors across the globe. Before the development of Vellum formatting software application, the AskALLi team either invested hours sweating over formatting themselves or forked out to pay someone else to do it. Vellum is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, aggravation and sweat out of our lives. Whichs just one piece of software.
Its tough to work without innovation today– but on the other hand, theres so much of it. And it alters so regularly, its tough to know what to invest your time in learning and studying due to the fact that its here to remain and what you should simply glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
If you have not caught 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 go through the very 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 procedure and the tools that will assist you get that book over the publishing line.
Enjoy the first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, style, production, distribution
Weve arranged 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, imaginative company.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have offered some amazing rewards discounts and offers this time.
Discount rates for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a free 2-month standard subscription 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. Go into here
From PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos brand-new strategy/training/coaching service. Enter here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle 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 fantastic discount rates and free gifts, here.
I likewise desire to offer a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a brand-new international tool and improvements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned below and in the deep discount rates list). And we likewise adore BetaBooks (for managing your beta readers), Kobo (for their global reach and exceptional publishing platform), Litring (for utilizing free gifts to grow readers), Payhip (for offering direct), Plottr (for planning your novel), PubVendo (for handling your social networks) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
It was eye-opening for me, there were a couple of actually 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 suggested by Sarah Begley, an exceptional collection of iconography for any kins of communication– email, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and inclusion mission. Theyre “building an international visual language that unites us”, they say.
Kayleighs highlight of the conference was:
The session thats really stood out to me so far is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. Its a wonderful, in-depth session about building your social following starting with who you need to target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to producing social material utilizing totally free tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
A quick last reminder that there are just 24-hours left to see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for free– so make certain you catch as a lot of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not currently, you will require to register to get your FREE three-day pass, and you can sign up here.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
Tims highlight of the conference was.
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 learn something new about composing and how I can use their software to make my stories better. Theyve also provided a wonderful discount rate to SelfPubCon guests: Just use
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no idea that story editing software application had actually got to such a level of elegance and Ill certainly be using them the next time I modify fiction.”
Sachas emphasize of the conference was:.
Debbies 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 very 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 discounts list). Its a great, extensive session about constructing your social following starting with who you need to target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to developing 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.
” 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, but also reignited my interest for marketing with an incredibly basic formula that I began to use the minute his talk ended up!”