Two times a year the Self-Publishing Guidance 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 hours of conference gain access to, some of the ALLi team 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 exceptional self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The occasion brings in the primary self-publishing speakers, followers and sponsors. Competitions and giveaways, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, debates, round tables, and live-tweeting all add to the enjoyment on conference days The 24-hour running order implies the occasion is live for you, anywhere you may be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the finest 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 time and cash, to compose and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing business.
You can still view the October 2020 SelfPubCon totally free!
There are just 24-hours delegated watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so do make time today to hop over and catch as much of the sessions as you can.
( 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 directions).
These passes are excellent value, because you do not just get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences because 2018 and, in the case of the life time pass, all the conferences to come.
After tomorrow, youll require an access pass– available for six-month or lifetime gain access to– in order to watch the conference.
You can learn more about Access Passes here.
Why Tools and Technology?
The conference has two sessions running down the leading 100 tools and tech for indie authors if you have not captured it yet. In the very first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the first 50 tools. These tools are useful for the earlier phases 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.
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have actually significantly altered the face of publishing for indie authors across the globe. Skin is an example of tech that has actually shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives.
Its hard to operate without technology today– however on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it alters so often, its difficult to know what to invest your time in learning and studying because its here to remain and what you must just glimpse at as it powers down into oblivion.
View the first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, style, production, distribution
See the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, innovative business.
Weve arranged the elections as tweets you can use on Twitter to provide a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually offered some incredible prizes discounts and deals this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three people can win a totally free 2-month standard subscription to BetaBooks. Get in here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos new strategy/training/coaching service. Enter here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting plan to design and program an author study. Get in here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Go into 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 discover more about all of them, and their great discounts and giveaways, here.
It was eye-opening for me, there were a few actually choice 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. Loving The Noun Project suggested by Sarah Begley, an excellent collection of iconography for any kins of communication– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual variety and addition mission. Theyre “developing an international visual language that joins us”, they say.
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a new international tool and enhancements to their control panel. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned listed below and in the deep discounts list).
Kayleighs emphasize of the conference was:
The session thats actually stuck out to me so far is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. I enjoyed Joshuas up-beat, enjoyable shipment! Its a fantastic, thorough session about developing 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 content using totally free tools. I even picked up some new suggestions myself, including the handy Chrome extension to make Facebook page invites much easier and some great tips for creating complimentary social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
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 learn something new about writing and how I can use their software application to make my stories much better. Theyve likewise provided a wonderful discount to SelfPubCon attendees: Just utilize
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 first 50 tools. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both pointed out listed below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a wonderful, in-depth session about constructing your social following starting with who you need to target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to producing social material 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 exceptionally easy formula that I started to apply the minute his talk finished!”
” My preferred session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no concept that story editing software application had 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:.
A quick final reminder that there are just 24-hours delegated view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference free of charge– so make sure you catch as a number 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 register here.
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Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.