Twice a year the Self-Publishing Advice 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 access, some of the ALLi team talk about highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Twice a year, in March and October this online author conference offers 24 sessions over 24 hours, an extravaganza of outstanding self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The occasion brings in the foremost self-publishing speakers, followers and sponsors. Competitions and free gifts, as well as interviews, panel sessions, disputes, 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 might be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three complimentary 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 group. Tools that save authors to save time and cash, to write and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a much better author-publishing organization.
You can still enjoy the October 2020 SelfPubCon totally free!
After tomorrow, youll need a gain access to pass– readily available for six-month or lifetime gain access to– in order to enjoy the conference.
You can find out more about Access Passes here.
There are just 24-hours delegated view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so do make time today to hop over and capture as numerous of the sessions as you can.
These passes are excellent worth, in that you do not simply 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.
( ALLi members have free six-month access passes for the lifetime of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the guidelines).
Why Tools and Technology?
Its tough to work without technology today– however on the other hand, theres so much of it. And it changes so regularly, its tough to know what to invest your time in knowing and studying due to the fact that its here to stay and what you ought to just glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have drastically changed the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Prior to the innovation of Vellum formatting software application, the AskALLi team either spent hours sweating over formatting themselves or handed over to pay somebody else to do it. Vellum is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives. And thats simply one piece of software.
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 very first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the first 50 tools.
Watch the first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, style, production, circulation
Weve organized the elections as tweets you can use on Twitter to give a shoutout to your preferred tool.
See the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, innovative enterprise.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have offered some magnificent rewards discount rates and offers this time.
Discount rates for All
From BetaBooks: Three people can win a totally free 2-month standard membership to BetaBooks. Go into here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle to style and program an author study. Go into here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Get in here
From PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos brand-new strategy/training/coaching service. Get in here
With the conference total, the AskALLi team are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas emphasize of the conference was:
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a new international tool and improvements to their control panel. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned listed below and in the deep discounts list).
You can learn more about all of them, and their terrific discount rates and free gifts, here.
gathering the top 100 tools picked by our members, team and consultants. It was mind-blowing for me, there were a few actually option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling innovation advised by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or recording an audiobook. I hadnt become aware of http://OneLook.comj which as John Doppler states is a set of “power tools for wordsmiths [and] the adaptability of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to pity.” Loving The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, an excellent collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual variety and addition mission. Theyre “developing a global visual language that unites us”, they say. Marvellous!
Kayleighs highlight of the conference was:
The session thats truly stood out to me so far is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. I enjoyed Joshuas up-beat, fun shipment! Its a fantastic, thorough session about constructing your social following beginning with who you ought to target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to developing social material using totally free tools. I even got some brand-new pointers myself, including the valuable Chrome extension to make Facebook page invites much simpler and some great suggestions for developing free social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
Tims highlight of the conference was.
If you have not caught 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 fantastic, thorough session about building your social following beginning with who you ought to target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to creating social material utilizing 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.
A fast last tip that there are just 24-hours left to view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so ensure you catch as much of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent currently, you will require to register to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
” Clayton Noblits session on Marketing Plans was life-changing for me as it not just “puts you back in the driving seat”, as he put it, however also reignited my enthusiasm for marketing with an exceptionally basic formula that I started to use the minute his talk ended up!”
Debbies highlight of the conference was.
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. Whenever I open their programs or listen to them talk I discover something new about composing and how I can utilize their software to make my stories much better. Theyve likewise offered a great discount to SelfPubCon participants: Just utilize
” My preferred session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no concept that story modifying software had actually got to such a level of elegance and Ill certainly be utilizing them the next time I edit fiction.”
Sachas emphasize of the conference was:.