Two times 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 hours of conference access, some of the ALLi team speak 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 presentations.
The occasion brings in the foremost self-publishing speakers, fans and sponsors. Competitions and giveaways, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, debates, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order means the occasion is live for you, any place you may remain in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the very best self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as picked by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and team. Tools that save authors to conserve money and time, to write and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a much better author-publishing service.
You can still watch the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
After tomorrow, youll require a gain access to pass– readily available for six-month or life time access– in order to enjoy the conference.
There are simply 24-hours delegated watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for free– so do make time today to hop over and capture as a number of the sessions as you can.
These passes are excellent value, because you dont just get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences since 2018 and, in the case of the lifetime pass, all the conferences to come.
You can find out more about Access Passes here.
( ALLi members have free six-month access passes for the lifetime of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and browse to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the guidelines).
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have actually significantly altered the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Prior to the creation of Vellum format software application, the AskALLi team either invested hours sweating over formatting themselves or forked out to pay another person to do it. Vellum is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, aggravation and sweat out of our lives. Whichs simply one piece of software.
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 very first 50 tools.
Its hard to operate without innovation today– but on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it changes so frequently, its tough to understand what to invest your time in knowing and studying due to the fact that its here to remain and what you should simply glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
View the very first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, style, production, distribution
Weve arranged the nominations as tweets you can use on Twitter to give a shoutout to your favorite tool.
See the second 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, innovative service organization.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually provided some fantastic prizes discounts and deals this time.
Discount rates for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a free 2-month basic membership to BetaBooks. Get in here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos brand-new strategy/training/coaching service. Get in here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting package to design and program an author study. Get in here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Enter here
With the conference complete, the AskALLi team are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas emphasize of the conference was:
gathering the top 100 tools chosen by our members, team and consultants. It was mind-blowing 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 heard of http://OneLook.comj which as John Doppler says is a set of “power tools for wordsmiths [and] the versatility of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to pity.” Also loving The Noun Project suggested by Sarah Begley, a superb collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– email, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and inclusion objective. Theyre “constructing a global visual language that unifies us”, they say. Wonderful!
You can discover out more about all of them, and their fantastic discount rates and free gifts, here.
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a new worldwide tool and improvements to their control panel. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both pointed out listed below and in the deep discount rates list).
Kayleighs emphasize of the conference was:
The session thats truly stood out to me so far is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. Its a fantastic, in-depth session about constructing your social following starting with who you must target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to developing social content using totally free tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
If you havent caught 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. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed listed below and in the deep discounts list). Its a great, in-depth session about constructing your social following beginning with who you must target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to producing social material using totally 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.
Sachas emphasize of the conference was:.
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no idea that story modifying software application had got to such a level of sophistication and Ill certainly be utilizing them the next time I edit fiction.”
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
Debbies emphasize of the conference was.
A fast last reminder that there are just 24-hours left to view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so make sure you capture as a lot of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent already, you will require to sign up to get your FREE three-day pass, and you can sign up here.
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. Every time I open their programs or listen to them talk I learn something brand-new about writing and how I can utilize their software application to make my stories much better. Theyve also offered a wonderful discount rate to SelfPubCon attendees: Just utilize
” 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 enthusiasm for marketing with an exceptionally easy formula that I began to apply the minute his talk ended up!”
Tims emphasize of the conference was.