Twice 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 hr of conference access, a few of the ALLi group discuss 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 excellent self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The occasion attracts the primary self-publishing speakers, sponsors and followers. Giveaways and competitors, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, arguments, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order indicates the event is live for you, wherever you may remain in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three totally free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the very best self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and team. Tools that conserve authors to save money and time, to compose and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a much better author-publishing business.
You can still watch the October 2020 SelfPubCon free of charge!
There are just 24-hours delegated see 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.
After tomorrow, youll need an access pass– offered for six-month or lifetime gain access to– in order to see the conference.
( ALLi members have free six-month gain access to passes for the life time of their subscription. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and browse to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the directions).
These passes are good value, because you do not simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences because 2018 and, when it comes to the lifetime pass, all the conferences to come.
You can discover more about Access Passes here.
Why Tools and Technology?
Its difficult to function without innovation today– however on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it changes so frequently, its difficult to know what to invest your time in knowing and studying because its here to remain and what you should just glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have significantly changed the face of publishing for indie authors across the globe. Skin is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives.
The conference has 2 sessions running down the leading 100 tools and tech for indie authors if you havent captured it yet. In the very first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis go through the very first 50 tools. These tools work for the earlier stages of your publishing process. The second post takes a look at the later part of the process and the tools that will assist you get that book over the publishing line.
See the first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, design, production, distribution
View the second 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, innovative company company.
Weve organized the elections as tweets you can use on Twitter to offer a shoutout to your preferred tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually used some amazing prizes discount rates and deals this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a complimentary 2-month basic membership to BetaBooks. Enter 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 PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos new strategy/training/coaching service. Enter here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle to style and program an author survey. Enter 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:
It was eye-opening for me, there were a few truly choice tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology recommended by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or tape-recording an audiobook. Loving The Noun Project suggested by Sarah Begley, a superb collection of iconography for any kins of communication– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and addition objective. Theyre “developing a global visual language that unifies us”, they say.
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a new worldwide tool and improvements to their control panel. 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).
You can learn more about all of them, and their fantastic discount rates and giveaways, here.
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 fantastic, thorough session about constructing your social following starting with who you must target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to developing social content using free tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
Debbies emphasize of the conference was.
” 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 extremely simple formula that I started to use the minute his talk ended up!”
My conference highlight 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 brand-new about writing and how I can utilize their software application to make my stories better. Theyve also provided a wonderful discount to SelfPubCon participants: Just use
A quick last tip that there are simply 24-hours delegated view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for complimentary– so make certain you capture as much of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent currently, you will require to register to get your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
Tims highlight of the conference was.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
If you havent 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 first 50 tools. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed listed below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a great, extensive session about developing your social following starting with who you must target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to creating social material utilizing free tools. My conference highlight was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a huge fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co.
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no idea that story editing software application had got to such a level of sophistication and Ill absolutely be using them the next time I edit fiction.”