Two times a year the Self-Publishing Recommendations 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 gain access to, some of the ALLi group speak about highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Two times 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 brings in the foremost self-publishing speakers, fans and sponsors. Competitions and giveaways, as well as interviews, panel sessions, disputes, round tables, and live-tweeting all add to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order indicates the event is live for you, wherever you might be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 totally free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the very best self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as selected by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and team. Tools that conserve authors to conserve time and cash, to compose and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing organization.
You can still watch the October 2020 SelfPubCon free of charge!
These passes are great value, in that you dont just get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences given that 2018 and, in the case of the life time pass, all the conferences to come.
( ALLi members have totally 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 directions).
After tomorrow, youll require an access pass– readily available for six-month or life time access– in order to watch the conference.
You can learn more about Access Passes here.
There are simply 24-hours delegated view 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.
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have radically altered the face of publishing for indie authors throughout the globe. Skin is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, aggravation and sweat out of our lives.
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 first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the very first 50 tools. These tools are helpful for the earlier phases of your publishing procedure. The 2nd post takes a look at the later part of the process and the tools that will help you get that book over the publishing line.
Its tough to function without innovation today– but on the other hand, theres so much of it. And it changes so often, its tough to know what to invest your time in knowing and studying since its here to stay and what you should just glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
View the very first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, style, production, circulation
Weve organized the nominations as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to provide a shoutout to your preferred tool.
View the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, imaginative company company.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually provided some amazing prizes discount rates and deals this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a free 2-month basic membership 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. Get in here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle to design and program an author survey. Enter here
From PubVendo: win the usage of Pubvendos new strategy/training/coaching service. Enter here
With the conference total, the AskALLi group are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas emphasize of the conference was:
pulling together the top 100 tools chosen by our members, group and consultants. It was mind-blowing for me, there were a couple of truly choice tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling innovation recommended by Sacha, which eliminates background audio if youre doing a podcast or recording 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 adaptability of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to shame.” Likewise loving The Noun Project recommended by Sarah Begley, an exceptional collection of iconography for any kins of communication– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual variety and inclusion mission. Theyre “developing a worldwide visual language that joins us”, they state. Marvellous!
I also want to give a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, announced a brand-new worldwide tool and improvements to their control panel. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned listed below and in the deep discount rates list). And we likewise adore BetaBooks (for managing your beta readers), Kobo (for their worldwide reach and excellent publishing platform), Litring (for using free gifts to grow readers), Payhip (for offering direct), Plottr (for preparing your book), PubVendo (for managing your social media) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
You can learn more about all of them, and their fantastic discount rates and giveaways, here.
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 delivery! Its a wonderful, in-depth session about developing your social following starting with who you need to target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to creating social material utilizing totally free tools. I even chose up some new suggestions myself, consisting of the valuable Chrome extension to make Facebook page welcomes much easier and some great pointers for producing complimentary social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
If you havent caught 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. 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 fantastic, thorough session about building your social following starting with who you should target (and why) all the way through to a step-by-step guide to developing social material utilizing totally 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.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
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. Whenever I open their programs or listen to them talk I find out something brand-new about writing and how I can utilize their software application to make my stories better. Theyve likewise provided a fantastic discount rate to SelfPubCon guests: Just utilize
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A quick last tip that there are just 24-hours delegated enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for complimentary– so ensure you catch as much of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you havent already, you will require to register to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can sign up here.
Tims 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 actually got to such a level of elegance and Ill definitely be utilizing them the next time I edit fiction.”
” 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, however also reignited my interest for marketing with an incredibly easy formula that I started to apply the minute his talk completed!”