Two times 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 go into the last 24 hr of conference gain access to, a few of the ALLi group discuss 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 outstanding self-publishing webinars and discussions.
The occasion attracts the foremost self-publishing speakers, fans and sponsors. Giveaways and competitors, 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 means the occasion is live for you, any place you might be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 complimentary days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the very best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as selected by the Alliance of Independent Authors advisors and team. Tools that conserve authors to save money and time, to compose and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a much better author-publishing service.
You can still see the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
( ALLi members have complimentary six-month gain access to passes for the lifetime of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the instructions).
You can learn more about Access Passes here.
After tomorrow, youll need a gain access to pass– available for six-month or lifetime gain access to– in order to view the conference.
These passes are great value, because you dont just get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences since 2018 and, when it comes to the life time pass, all the conferences to come.
There are just 24-hours left to view 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.
Why Tools and Technology?
Its tough to work without technology today– but 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 due to the fact that its here to remain and what you need to just glimpse at as it powers down into oblivion.
If you havent caught it yet, then the conference has two sessions running down the top 100 tools and tech for indie authors. In the first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the first 50 tools.
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have actually significantly altered the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Before the innovation of Vellum format software, the AskALLi group either spent hours sweating over formatting themselves or handed over to pay someone else to do it. Vellum is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives. Whichs simply one piece of software.
View the very first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, design, production, distribution
View the second 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, creative company.
Weve arranged the nominations as tweets you can use on Twitter to offer a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually used some amazing prizes discount rates and deals this time.
Discount rates for All
From BetaBooks: Three people can win a complimentary 2-month basic subscription to BetaBooks. Enter here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From PubVendo: win the use 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 package to design and program an author study. Get in here
With the conference total, the AskALLi group are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas highlight of the conference was:
You can learn more about all of them, and their fantastic discounts and giveaways, here.
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a new worldwide tool and enhancements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed listed below and in the deep discounts list).
It was eye-opening for me, there were a few really choice tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling innovation recommended by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or recording an audiobook. Loving The Noun Project advised by Sarah Begley, an excellent collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– email, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and addition mission. Theyre “constructing a global visual language that joins us”, they say.
Kayleighs highlight of the conference was:
The session thats truly stuck 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 wonderful, in-depth session about building your social following starting with who you ought to target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to creating social content utilizing totally free tools. I even chose up some brand-new pointers myself, consisting of the handy Chrome extension to make Facebook page invites much easier and some great pointers for creating totally free social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
If you have not captured it yet, then the conference has 2 sessions running down the top 100 tools and tech for indie authors. In the first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the first 50 tools. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned listed below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a wonderful, in-depth session about building your social following starting with who you need to target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to developing social material using complimentary 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.
Debbies emphasize 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 elegance and Ill definitely be using them the next time I edit fiction.”
A fast final reminder that there are simply 24-hours delegated enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so ensure you capture as a number of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not currently, you will require to register to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
” 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, but also reignited my interest for marketing with an incredibly simple formula that I started to apply the minute his talk completed!”
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 find out something new about composing and how I can utilize their software application to make my stories much better. Theyve also used a great discount to SelfPubCon guests: Just use
Tims highlight of the conference was.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.