Twice a year the Self-Publishing Guidance Conference, #SelfPubCon, runs in association with Alliance of Independent Authors and this time out the theme is tools and tech. As we get in the last 24 hr of conference gain access to, a few of the ALLi group talk about highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Twice 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 occasion draws in the primary self-publishing speakers, sponsors and followers. Giveaways and competitors, along with interviews, panel sessions, arguments, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the enjoyment on conference days The 24-hour running order means the event is live for you, any place you might remain in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 totally free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the very best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as selected by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and team. Tools that conserve authors to save money and time, to write and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing business.
You can still enjoy the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
You can learn more about Access Passes here.
( ALLi members have complimentary 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 guidelines).
There are simply 24-hours left to watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so do make time today to hop over and capture as many of the sessions as you can.
After tomorrow, youll require an access pass– readily available for six-month or life time gain access to– in order to see the conference.
These passes are great value, in that you dont simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences considering that 2018 and, in the case of the lifetime pass, all the conferences to come.
Why Tools and Technology?
If you have not 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 very first 50 tools.
Its tough to function without technology today– but on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it alters so frequently, its difficult to know what to invest your time in learning and studying since its here to remain and what you must simply look at as it powers down into oblivion.
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have actually radically changed the face of publishing for indie authors across the world. Skin is an example of tech that has actually shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives.
See the very first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, design, production, distribution
Weve organized the elections as tweets you can use on Twitter to offer a shoutout to your favorite tool.
View the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, innovative company organization.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have offered some fantastic rewards discounts and deals this time.
Discount rates for All
From BetaBooks: Three people can win a free 2-month standard subscription to BetaBooks. Enter here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From PubVendo: win using 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 design and program an author study. Go into here
With the conference complete, the AskALLi group are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas highlight of the conference was:
pulling together the top 100 tools selected by our members, group and advisors. It was eye-opening for me, there were a couple of actually option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology recommended 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 flexibility of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to embarassment.” Caring The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, an exceptional collection of iconography for any kins of communication– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and inclusion objective. Theyre “constructing an international visual language that unifies us”, they say. Marvellous!
You can discover more about all of them, and their excellent discount rates and free gifts, here.
I likewise desire to give a shoutout to our sponsors. 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). And we also adore BetaBooks (for managing your beta readers), Kobo (for their worldwide reach and outstanding publishing platform), Litring (for using free gifts to grow readers), Payhip (for selling direct), Plottr (for planning your book), PubVendo (for handling your social media) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
Kayleighs highlight of the conference was:
The session thats actually stood apart to me up until now is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. I liked Joshuas up-beat, enjoyable shipment! Its a great, extensive 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 creating social material utilizing totally free tools. I even got some new pointers myself, including the useful Chrome extension to make Facebook page welcomes much easier and some great ideas for creating totally free social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
” My preferred 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 definitely be using them the next time I modify fiction.”
Tims highlight 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 likewise reignited my enthusiasm for marketing with an extremely basic formula that I started to apply the minute his talk ended up!”
Debbies emphasize of the conference was.
My conference highlight 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 discover something brand-new about writing and how I can use their software application to make my stories much better. Theyve also offered a fantastic discount rate to SelfPubCon participants: Just use
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
A quick final reminder that there are simply 24-hours left to watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so make certain you capture as many of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not already, you will need to sign up to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can sign up here.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
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. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both pointed out below and in the deep discounts list). Its a fantastic, in-depth session about developing your social following beginning with who you must target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to creating social content using complimentary 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.