Twice a year the Self-Publishing Guidance 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 hours of conference gain access to, some of the ALLi team talk about highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Twice a year, in March and October this online author conference provides 24 sessions over 24 hours, an extravaganza of exceptional self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The event attracts the primary self-publishing speakers, sponsors and fans. Giveaways and competitions, along with interviews, panel sessions, disputes, round tables, and live-tweeting all add 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 totally free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 includes the very best self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as picked by the Alliance of Independent Authors advisors and team. Tools that conserve authors to save time and money, to compose and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a much better author-publishing business.
You can still view the October 2020 SelfPubCon for FREE!
There are just 24-hours left to enjoy the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so do make time today to hop over and capture as a number of the sessions as you can.
These passes are excellent value, in that you dont just get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences because 2018 and, when it comes to the lifetime pass, all the conferences to come.
( ALLi members have free six-month access passes for the life time of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and browse to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the guidelines).
After tomorrow, youll need a gain access to pass– offered for six-month or lifetime access– in order to enjoy the conference.
You can learn more about Access Passes here.
Why Tools and Technology?
There are some pieces of innovation, like Vellum, that have significantly changed the face of publishing for indie authors across the globe. Skin is an example of tech that has shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives.
Its difficult to function without innovation today– however on the other hand, theres so much of it. And it alters so often, its tough to understand what to invest your time in learning and studying due to the fact that its here to stay and what you should simply glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
If you have not caught it yet, then the conference has 2 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 first 50 tools.
Watch the very first 50 tools here: writing, editorial, design, production, circulation
See the second 50 tools here: marketing, promotion, rights licensing, innovative business.
Weve organized the nominations as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to give a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually provided some fabulous rewards discount rates and deals this time.
Discount rates for All
From BetaBooks: Three individuals can win a free 2-month basic subscription to BetaBooks. Get in here
From Chatables: win an Amazon Echo Dot Enter here
From Emperitas: Win a consulting package to style and program an author survey. 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
With the conference complete, the AskALLi group are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas highlight of the conference was:
Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a new global tool and improvements to their control panel. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both pointed out below and in the deep discounts list).
You can discover more about all of them, and their excellent discount rates and giveaways, here.
It was eye-opening for me, there were a few actually choice tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology recommended by Sacha, which cuts out background audio if youre doing a podcast or recording an audiobook. Loving The Noun Project recommended by Sarah Begley, an outstanding collection of iconography for any kins of communication– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual variety and inclusion objective. Theyre “constructing an international visual language that unifies us”, they say.
Kayleighs emphasize of the conference was:
The session thats really stood out to me so far is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. Its a fantastic, extensive session about developing your social following beginning with who you must target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to producing social content using totally free tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
Tims highlight of the conference was.
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. 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 better. Theyve also used a wonderful discount rate to SelfPubCon participants: Just use
Sachas emphasize of the conference was:.
” My favourite session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no concept that story modifying software had actually got to such a level of sophistication and Ill certainly be utilizing them the next time I edit fiction.”
Debbies emphasize of the conference was.
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
A fast final tip that there are just 24-hours delegated see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so make certain you catch as numerous of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not already, you will require to register to get your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
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 handling Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both pointed out below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a great, thorough session about developing your social following beginning with who you ought to target (and why) all the method through to a detailed guide to developing social content using totally free tools. 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.
” Clayton Noblits session on Marketing Plans was life-altering for me as it not just “puts you back in the driving seat”, as he put it, but likewise reignited my enthusiasm for marketing with an incredibly simple formula that I began to use the minute his talk completed!”