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 get in the last 24 hours of conference access, some of the ALLi group 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 excellent self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The occasion brings in the primary self-publishing speakers, sponsors and fans. Competitions and giveaways, along with interviews, panel sessions, debates, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order implies the occasion is live for you, any place you may be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three 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 consultants and group. Tools that conserve authors to save time and cash, to write and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing business.
You can still watch the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
These passes are excellent value, in that you dont simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences since 2018 and, in the case of the life time pass, all the conferences to come.
( ALLi members have free six-month gain access to passes for the lifetime of their subscription. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and browse to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the directions).
You can find out more about Access Passes here.
There are just 24-hours delegated view 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 a gain access to pass– readily available for six-month or lifetime gain access to– in order to enjoy the conference.
Why Tools and Technology?
Its tough to work without technology today– however on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it alters so frequently, its hard to know what to invest your time in learning and studying since its here to remain and what you ought to just glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have actually drastically changed the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Before the creation of Vellum format software application, the AskALLi group either spent hours sweating over formatting themselves or handed over to pay another person to do it. Skin is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, disappointment and sweat out of our lives. Whichs just one piece of software.
If you have not caught it yet, then the conference has two sessions running down the top 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.
Watch the very first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, design, production, circulation
View the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, innovative service company.
Weve organized the nominations as tweets you can use on Twitter to give a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually offered some fabulous prizes discounts and deals this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three people can win a complimentary 2-month basic subscription to BetaBooks. Go into 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 Emperitas: Win a consulting package to style and program an author study. Get in here
From PubVendo: win the usage of Pubvendos new strategy/training/coaching service. Enter here
With the conference complete, the AskALLi team are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas highlight of the conference was:
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a new worldwide tool and enhancements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned below and in the deep discount rates list).
gathering the leading 100 tools selected by our members, group and advisors. It was mind-blowing for me, there were a couple of really option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling innovation suggested by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or taping an audiobook. I had not heard 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.” Also caring 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 inclusion mission. Theyre “constructing an international visual language that unites us”, they say. Wonderful!
You can discover more about all of them, and their excellent discounts and giveaways, here.
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 delivery! Its a fantastic, in-depth session about constructing your social following starting with who you ought to target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to developing social material using free tools. I even chose up some brand-new suggestions myself, including the useful Chrome extension to make Facebook page welcomes much easier and some fantastic suggestions for creating totally free social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
A quick last reminder that there are simply 24-hours left to enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so make certain you catch as much of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent currently, you will need to register to get your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
Sachas emphasize of the conference was:.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
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. Each time I open their programs or listen to them talk I learn something new about composing and how I can utilize their software to make my stories much better. Theyve likewise used a great discount rate to SelfPubCon attendees: Just use
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 sophistication and Ill absolutely be utilizing them the next time I modify fiction.”
” Clayton Noblits session on Marketing Plans was life-altering for me as it not just “puts you back in the driving seat”, as he put it, however likewise reignited my interest for marketing with an exceptionally simple formula that I started to use the minute his talk ended up!”
Tims emphasize of the conference was.
If you have not 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 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, in-depth session about building your social following beginning with who you ought to target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to producing social material using 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.