Twice a year the Self-Publishing Suggestions 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 hr of conference access, some of the ALLi group talk about highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Two times 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 brings in the foremost self-publishing speakers, sponsors and followers. Giveaways and competitors, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, disputes, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the enjoyment on conference days The 24-hour running order suggests the occasion is live for you, anywhere you might remain in the world.
Sessions are open to all for three totally free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the very best self-publishing tools and innovation for indie authors, as picked by the Alliance of Independent Authors advisors and group. Tools that save authors to save time and cash, to compose and make much better books, to reach more readers, and to run a much better author-publishing company.
You can still enjoy the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
These passes are good worth, because you dont simply get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences considering that 2018 and, when it comes to the lifetime pass, all the conferences to come.
There are just 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.
After tomorrow, youll require a gain access to pass– readily available for six-month or life time gain access to– in order to enjoy the conference.
( ALLi members have complimentary six-month gain access to passes for the lifetime of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the directions).
You can find out more about Access Passes here.
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have significantly changed the face of publishing for indie authors around the world. Before the creation of Vellum formatting software, the AskALLi team either invested hours sweating over formatting themselves or handed over to pay somebody else to do it. Vellum is an example of tech that has actually shaved hours of time, aggravation and sweat out of our lives. Whichs just one piece of software application.
Its tough to operate 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 due to the fact that its here to stay and what you need to simply look at as it powers down into oblivion.
If you havent captured 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.
Watch the very first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, style, production, circulation
Weve organized the nominations as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to offer a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Enjoy the second 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, imaginative enterprise.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually used some wonderful prizes discounts and deals this time.
Discounts for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a complimentary 2-month standard 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 PubVendo: win using Pubvendos new strategy/training/coaching service. Go into here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting bundle to style and program an author survey. Go into 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:
You can discover out more about all of them, and their fantastic discount rates and free gifts, here.
I also want to provide a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a brand-new global tool and improvements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed below and in the deep discount rates list). And we also adore BetaBooks (for handling your beta readers), Kobo (for their international reach and outstanding publishing platform), Litring (for using free gifts to grow readers), Payhip (for offering direct), Plottr (for planning your novel), PubVendo (for handling your social networks) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
gathering the top 100 tools picked by our members, team and consultants. It was eye-opening for me, there were a few really option tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology suggested by Sacha, which eliminates background audio if youre doing a podcast or taping an audiobook. I hadnt become aware of http://OneLook.comj which as John Doppler says is a set of “power tools for wordsmiths [and] the flexibility of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to embarassment.” Loving The Noun Project suggested by Sarah Begley, an exceptional collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual variety and addition objective. Theyre “building a global visual language that joins us”, they say. Marvellous!
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 liked Joshuas up-beat, fun shipment! Its a wonderful, extensive session about building your social following beginning with who you should target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to developing social content using complimentary tools. I even selected up some new suggestions myself, consisting of the valuable Chrome extension to make Facebook page welcomes much easier and some wonderful pointers for producing totally free social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
” 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 enthusiasm for marketing with an extremely easy formula that I started to use the minute his talk finished!”
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
Debbies highlight 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 big fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co. Each time I open their programs or listen to them talk I discover something new about writing and how I can use their software to make my stories much better. Theyve likewise provided a fantastic discount to SelfPubCon participants: Just use
A fast final reminder that there are simply 24-hours left to view the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for free– so ensure you capture as a number of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not currently, you will require to register to receive your FREE three-day pass, and you can sign up here.
” My preferred 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 sophistication and Ill definitely be using them the next time I modify fiction.”
Tims emphasize of the conference was.
If you havent captured it yet, then the conference has two sessions running down the leading 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 mentioned listed below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a wonderful, thorough session about developing your social following starting with who you should target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to producing social content using totally free tools. 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.