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The Self-Publishing Advice Conference is almost upon us. SelfPubCon is connected with Frankfurt Book Fair this year– which is now online. Our conference starts in simply over a weeks time. While were preparing the presentations and session content, the AskALLi team believed we d share the speaker line up so you can prepare your conference presence. Wherever you are in the world, click on this link to sign up and protect your area now.
What is #SelfPubCon?
#SelfPubCon is a twenty-four-hour FREE online conference. We deliver stacks of content, presentations and interviews, a brand-new one on the hour each hour throughout the day. The October 2020 #selfpubcon is going to be no various.
The theme of the conference this year is:
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the finest self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as selected by the Alliance of Independent Authors advisors and team. Tools that conserve authors to conserve time and money, to compose and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing business.
How to Attend SelfPubCon totally free!
In order to attend SelfPubCon complimentary of charge, you must register to get your FREE three-day pass. If you have not currently, register here.
The October 2020 SelfPubCon starts on Saturday October 17th at 10am London Time. It runs in association with Frankfurt Book Fair, and will feature a host of sessions, 24 in all, over 24 hours, plus live-tweeting, competitors, giveaways and more.
Entirely for you to gain from whenever you desire.
That indicates 100+ sessions of the very best indie author education offered anywhere on the internet.
You get lifetime access to this and all of the previous and future SelfPubCons too (from 2018) simply by being a member if youre an ALLi member. Check in to allianceofindependentauthors.org and
Its likewise possible to buy an all-access pass which gives you access to this years material permanently, rather of three days. It also gives you access to all previous and future SelfPubCons too (from 2018).
The Self-Publishing Advice Conference: For ALLi Members
You will need your ALLi discount code, which youll find in the ALLi member zone.
Please check if you are already signed up and if not, re-register, utilizing this registration link.
ESSENTIAL: Please note that the conference website will not recognize your ALLi subscription qualifications. It is a separate site. You require to register there independently. For ease, you may want to keep your login information the very same throughout both the member and conference website.
To discover your ALLi discount rate code:
Visit, then navigate to the ADVICE tab in the menu and then to CONFERENCE in the drop-down [keep in mind, log-in needed] Locate the code in the lilac-colored box.
Please check out the ALLi subscription website allianceofindependentauthors.org
The Self-Publishing Advice Conference October 2020: Agenda
10am Conference open– Orna Ross and Tim Lewis
10:03 am Tim Lewis– 50 Top Tools Chosen by ALLis Advisors & & Team
Looking for an easy, go-to guide of the finest tools for Indie Authors? The group at ALLi offer you their leading 100 recommendations. New York Times bestselling author and CEO of LitRing, Melissa Storm, breaks it down consisting of how to choose the ideal reward pack, what kind of entry alternatives to use, which software application programs will best assist you accomplish your objectives, and how to use Facebook advertisements to explode your free gift entries.
12pm Cody Sisco– Mastering Online Author Events Online author events are here to remain. By browsing the web, authors can reach beyond their physical area, find an audience primed to enjoy their stories, and raise their public profiles. Whether youre shy or gregarious, a hermit or a socialite, indie author and entrepreneur Cody Sisco will share strategies and suggestions for mastering online author events.
1pm Bradley Metrock– Voice Tech, AI, and other Important Tools for Authors: Highlights from DBW Global 2020 Bradley Metrock, author, publishing and broadcaster believed leader, details the current advancements in voice technology, artificial intelligence and other important emerging tools for author-publishers. At the end of the session you will be notified about new possibilities and opportunities opening for you and where your books suit.
2pm Clayton Noblit– Why Your Marketing Plan Is Your Most Essential Publishing Tool In this presentation Clayton Noblit explains why having the right marketing mindset, and a time-based marketing strategy, is essential to continuous publishing success. This discussion will cover how to get rid of typical marketing obstacles and forge a state of mind that results in marketing success.
3pm Ariel Fox– Amazon Ad Strategy for Authors: Pt 1- An Introduction to Search Term Isolation Join Ariel Fox from Prestozon and Orna Ross as they discuss the technique of search term isolation and how it can benefit authors. View as they automate a kdp and configure account through Prestozon in order to achieve search term isolation for 3 books of various genres. This is intended as an intermediate-level session which is finest matched for authors who have had experience of maintaining and developing Amazon advertisements.
4pm Nick Coveney– Look. Listen. Subscribe: Using Kobo Tools to Grow your Readership 2020 has been a big year in publishing and were here to inform you behind-the-scenes statistics and opportunities from the most internationally focused merchant, Kobo. Discover the latest strategies for growing your independent publishing business by going wide. With the expansion of Kobos subscription programs in both audiobooks and ebooks, well lay out the reasons that you need to make the most of these non-exclusive chances to grow your readership.
If youre struggling to grow awareness for your books and audience for your brand name beyond your sphere of impact, this session is for you! Find out how to grow your social media following beyond your buddies and household through competitive engagement analysis, audience analytics, low expense Facebook engagement projects, follower invites, and social network cross-promotion in this session featuring best in class tools and techniques.
6pm Dave Chesson– The Best Email Marketing Tools for Authors The best email supervisor is the indie authors essential tool But how can you pick the one thats right for you when all the services utilize various terminology and half the essential function are in fact not needed by authors. Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur describes the functions provided by 4 major email marketing providers– Mad Mimi, Convertkit, Mailchimp and Mailerlite– so you can select the very best tool for you– or discover how to optimally utilize your own email manager.
7pm Kathleen Sweeney– Make Perfect Graphics and Ads with Book Brush More information to follow.
8pm Alex Newton– Find Your Amazon Niche and Comparable Authors Wish to find winning trends, categories, and niche genres?
Distinctions between the audiobook vs e-book market capacity by category.
9pm Dan Holloway– Mycelium: A Tool to Unleash Brilliant Ideas Of all the tools that are essential to authors, absolutely nothing is more essential than our own creativity. Can it be supported so we can produce more excellent ideas, more frequently? Yes, says Dan Holloway who has created a tool to do just that.
10pm Carlyn Robertson — How to Sell More Books with BookBub Bookbub is a reliable and popular book advertising tool for publishers and authors, that provides a variety of services, from advertisements to highlighted deals and more. In conversation with Orna Ross, Carlyn Robertson discusses the most recent developments, consisting of Chirp, their audiobook service.
11pm Ryan Zee and ADVERTISEMENT Starrling– Write More Books Faster: How Plottr Turbo Charges Your Writing Process Wish to find how you can increase your productivity and have more fun composing? In this personal presentation with the team behind Plottr, an interesting writing tool which was recently called the very best Outlining App for Productivity by Kindpreneur, youll discover how aesthetically preparing your books can assist you craft better stories in less time.
Overview faster, write cleaner initial drafts, and have more fun composing with Plottr.
12am Tim Lewis– 50 More Top Tools: Marketing, Promotion, Rights Licensing and Miscellaneous.
More details to follow
1am Pamela Burleson– Reaching your Ideal Readers: Using Beta Reads to Validate your Book Ideas.
In this two-part presentation Pamela Burleson of BetaBooks.co provides a systematic method for you to find the rightreaders and lays out ways to use your beta to verify both that your book works which youve found your ideal audience (and hence, your market). She also evaluates approaches/techniques you can use during your beta to arrange all the feedback and reader interaction and a short presentation of how BetaBooks makes that process easy.
2am Kristina Stanley and Lisa Lepki — Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and.
In this session, we look at how technology can help you carry out a extensive and reliable self edit to tighten and reinforce your manuscript. Kristina Stanley of Fictionary will demonstrate the key features and tools to assist with story-editing, and Lisa Lepki of ProWritingAid will demonstrate the essential functions and tools to assist with copyediting. See the software in action in a live editing session and bring all your questions to our Q&A.
3am Luciano Pesci– How Authors can use Surveys to Sell more Books.
Studies are an effective method for authors to discover market insights. Because surveys offer an impartial peek into the readers minds and hearts, they are the fastest, most cost-effective way to remain ahead of market patterns. Their data offers key insights at every phase of the composing journey, and allow authors to collect much better feedback from their Beta Readers and get in touch with the perfect prospects for their Street Team and ARCs.
4am Amy Stapleton– Voice-Interactive Storytelling: Opportunities for Authors.
The voice technologies powering Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant can transform an audiobook into a two-way conversation in between the storyteller and the listener. Chatables is pioneering a brand-new kind of conversational storytelling that uses voice technology to engage story enthusiasts in exciting brand-new ways. Well explain the marketplace, the opportunities for authors, and how you can easily get your stories released on voice assistants.
5am Kevin Tumlinson– Tools for Winning at Publishing Wide.
Draft2Digitals Kevin Tumlinson strolls you through the tools and features that assist authors build and grow their professions. Learn how D2D can empower you to publish, distribute, and promote your work. There is likewise a special expose of a new D2D tool!
6am Ben Hughes and Andy Bromley– New International Tools at Ingram Spark Plus An ALLi Member Q&A.
In this session, we will look at the new features available to authors within the IngramSpark platform and well talk about how you can get the most out of what we provide. Well focus on the importance of excellent metadata and how it can affect your discoverability both online and in physical bookshops. Well also be delighted to answer any other questions you may have about IngramSpark.
7am Clare Anker– A Tool to Tackle Digital Piracy: The Copyright Infringement Portal.
Clare Anker, IP Enforcement Manager at the UK Publishers Association, describes and explores the problem of digital online piracy– what piracy is and is not, and what can be done by a micro-publisher to safeguard their copyrights– and what can not.
She also presents the associations Copyright Infringement Portal and discusses how independent authors and publishers, use the portal to trace, track and take on book piracy and plagiarism.
8am Holly Payne– How Authors Can Use A.I. To Hone Their Marketing Campaigns and Reach Their Audience.
Feeling confused and scared by the possibility of using AI in your writing career? In this session Holly Payne, CEO of Booxby, sets out to debunk expert system and expose how it can benefit indie authors by magnifying distinct voices. Plus, a check out Booxby itself and the tools readily available to grow your author platform.
9am Orna Ross– Quarterly Planning for Authors: Work Rest and Play Your Way to Writing and Selling More Books.
Imaginative organization is not company as typical. Authors typically define success very differently from your average company owner, work from different drivers, and discover most preparing approaches are mechanical and too one-dimensional. This session provides an easy creative preparation approach developed for febrile imaginative minds.
10am Conference Close– Orna Ross and Tim Lewis.
Dont Forget to Register to Attend SelfPubCon free of charge!
The Fall 2020 SelfPubCon begins on Saturday October 17th at 10am London Time. Dont forget that to go to SelfPubCon complimentary of charge, you should register to receive your FREE three-day pass. Register here if you have not currently.
Whether youre gregarious or shy, a hermit or a socialite, indie author and entrepreneur Cody Sisco will share strategies and ideas for mastering online author occasions.
The right e-mail manager is the indie authors most essential tool But how can you pick the one thats right for you when all the services utilize different terms and half the must-have function are actually not required by authors. Bookbub is a reliable and popular book marketing tool for authors and publishers, that uses a variety of services, from ads to highlighted offers and more. Draft2Digitals Kevin Tumlinson strolls you through the tools and functions that help authors build and grow their professions. Plus, a look into Booxby itself and the tools readily available to grow your author platform.