Two times a year the Self-Publishing Advice 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, a few of the ALLi team 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 discussions.
The event draws in the primary self-publishing speakers, sponsors and fans. Competitions and free gifts, in addition to interviews, panel sessions, arguments, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the excitement on conference days The 24-hour running order suggests the occasion is live for you, any place you may be in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the finest self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors advisors and group. Tools that save authors to conserve money and time, to compose and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a much better author-publishing business.
You can still enjoy the October 2020 SelfPubCon totally free!
There are simply 24-hours delegated enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for totally free– so do make time today to hop over and catch as numerous of the sessions as you can.
( ALLi members have free six-month gain access to passes for the lifetime of their subscription. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and browse to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the guidelines).
These passes are great value, in that you dont simply 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.
After tomorrow, youll require a gain access to pass– available for six-month or lifetime gain access to– in order to watch the conference.
You can discover more about Access Passes here.
Why Tools and Technology?
Its hard to work 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 due to the fact that its here to remain and what you must just glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
The conference has two sessions running down the leading 100 tools and tech for indie authors if you have not captured it yet. In the very first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis go 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 procedure and the tools that will help you get that book over the publishing line.
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have actually radically altered the face of publishing for indie authors throughout the world. Skin is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives.
Enjoy the very first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, style, production, distribution
Weve arranged the nominations as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to provide a shoutout to your preferred tool.
See the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, imaginative business.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually offered some incredible prizes discounts and deals this time.
Discount rates for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a totally free 2-month basic membership to BetaBooks. Enter here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting plan to design and program an author survey. Get in here
From LitRing: Win an All-Access Pass to “Your Author Engine” Courses. Go into here
From PubVendo: win making use of Pubvendos brand-new strategy/training/coaching service. Get in here
With the conference total, the AskALLi team are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas highlight of the conference was:
gathering the leading 100 tools chosen by our members, team and advisors. It was eye-opening for me, there were a few really choice tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology recommended by Sacha, which eliminates background audio if youre doing a podcast or taping an audiobook. I had not heard 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 pity.” Likewise loving 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 addition mission. Theyre “developing an international visual language that unites us”, they state. Wonderful!
You can discover more about all of them, and their terrific discounts and giveaways, here.
I likewise wish to offer a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a new worldwide tool and improvements to their control panel. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed listed below and in the deep discount rates list). And we also love BetaBooks (for managing your beta readers), Kobo (for their worldwide reach and excellent publishing platform), Litring (for utilizing giveaways to grow readers), Payhip (for selling direct), Plottr (for planning your book), PubVendo (for handling your social media) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
Kayleighs emphasize of the conference was:
The session thats really stood out to me up until now is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. I liked Joshuas up-beat, enjoyable shipment! Its a wonderful, thorough session about constructing your social following starting with who you should target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to creating social material using free tools. I even got some brand-new ideas myself, consisting of the practical Chrome extension to make Facebook page welcomes much simpler and some wonderful pointers for developing free social graphics on Canva.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
” My favourite 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 certainly be utilizing them the next time I edit fiction.”
Tims emphasize of the conference was.
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 first 50 tools. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a great, extensive session about developing your social following starting with who you need to target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to developing social material utilizing complimentary 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.
Sachas emphasize of the conference was:.
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. Each time I open their programs or listen to them talk I learn something new about composing and how I can use their software application to make my stories much better. Theyve likewise provided a wonderful discount rate to SelfPubCon participants: Just use
Debbies highlight 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, however likewise reignited my interest for marketing with an extremely simple formula that I started to use the minute his talk ended up!”
A quick final tip that there are just 24-hours delegated see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for free– so make certain you catch as much of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not already, you will need to register to get your FREE three-day pass, and you can sign up here.