Twice a year the Self-Publishing Suggestions 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 hr of conference access, some of the ALLi group discuss 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 outstanding self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The occasion draws in the foremost self-publishing speakers, fans and sponsors. Giveaways and competitors, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, arguments, round tables, and live-tweeting all include to the enjoyment on conference days The 24-hour running order means the occasion is live for you, wherever you might be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and team. Tools that conserve authors to conserve time and money, to write and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a much better author-publishing organization.
You can still watch the October 2020 SelfPubCon totally free!
These passes are excellent worth, because you dont simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences given that 2018 and, when it comes to the life time pass, all the conferences to come.
( ALLi members have free six-month gain access to passes for the life time of their subscription. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the directions).
After tomorrow, youll need a gain access to pass– offered for six-month or lifetime access– in order to watch the conference.
There are simply 24-hours delegated watch the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so do make time today to hop over and capture as much of the sessions as you can.
You can find out more about Access Passes here.
Why Tools and Technology?
Its difficult to operate without innovation today– but on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it alters so often, its hard to know what to invest your time in knowing and studying since its here to stay and what you ought to just glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have significantly altered the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Before the innovation of Vellum formatting software, the AskALLi group either spent hours sweating over formatting themselves or forked out to pay another person to do it. Skin is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, aggravation and sweat out of our lives. Whichs just one piece of software.
The conference has two sessions running down the top 100 tools and tech for indie authors if you havent captured it yet. In the first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis go through the first 50 tools. These tools work for the earlier stages of your publishing procedure. The second post takes a look at the later part of the procedure and the tools that will help you get that book over the publishing line.
Enjoy the very first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, style, production, circulation
Weve arranged the elections as tweets you can use on Twitter to offer a shoutout to your favorite tool.
View the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, innovative company company.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have offered some fantastic prizes discount rates and offers this time.
Discounts for All
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With the conference total, the AskALLi team are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas emphasize of the conference was:
It was eye-opening for me, there were a couple of actually choice tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling innovation suggested by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or recording an audiobook. Caring The Noun Project recommended by Sarah Begley, an outstanding collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– email, newsletter, book– and a visual variety and inclusion objective. Theyre “developing an international visual language that unifies us”, they state.
You can learn more about all of them, and their fantastic discounts and giveaways, here.
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a brand-new international tool and improvements 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).
Kayleighs emphasize of the conference was:
The session thats truly stood apart to me up until now is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. I enjoyed Joshuas up-beat, enjoyable shipment! Its a great, in-depth session about building your social following beginning with who you must target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to developing social material utilizing free tools. I even chose up some brand-new suggestions myself, consisting of the helpful Chrome extension to make Facebook page invites much easier and some wonderful pointers for producing totally free social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
A fast final suggestion that there are simply 24-hours left to view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so make certain you capture as numerous of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent already, you will need to sign up to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
Tims highlight of the conference was.
If you havent captured it yet, then the conference has 2 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. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned below and in the deep discounts list). Its a great, thorough session about building your social following beginning with who you need to target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to developing social content utilizing free tools. My conference highlight was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a huge fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co.
My conference highlight was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a huge 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 utilize their software to make my stories much better. Theyve also used a fantastic discount rate to SelfPubCon participants: Just use
” My preferred session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no idea that story modifying software had got to such a level of sophistication and Ill definitely be using them the next time I edit fiction.”
Debbies emphasize of the conference was.
Sachas emphasize of the conference was:.
” Clayton Noblits session on Marketing Plans was life-changing 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 began to apply the minute his talk finished!”
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.