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What is the Self-Publishing Advice Conference?

#SelfPubCon is an online conference for independent authors, that delivers the most up-to-date content, interviews, panels and presentations to empower authors be more successful in producing and selling great books and reaching more readers.

We bring you all the latest tips, techniques and tools that enable you to publish well, consistently increase your book sales (ebooks, paperbacks, hardbacks, audiobooks) and grow your author business.

No tricks or short-term gaming tools. Just reliable information that will enable you to build a successful and sustainable author business, over time.

All speakers are carefully vetted by the Alliance of Independent Authors, so this is information that you can truly trust.

How Does It Work?

As this is a digital conference, all our presentations are online. On conference day we release a new presentation every hour, on the hour for you to watch. Twenty-four sessions over 24 hours, so that no matter where you are in the world you can enjoy new content, competitions and tweeting. The sessions remain freely available and open to all for three days.

When is it?

We run #SelfPubCon twice a year, spring and autumn: in association with a major book fair or author event. In 2020 it was the London Book Fair. Although the fair was cancelled, our online event went ahead. In Fall 2020, we hope to attend the Frankfurt Book Fair instead.

As ever, we will run for a 24-hour period kicking off at:

09.45 Frankfurt (Central European) Time on Saturday 17th October 2020 to 10am on Sunday 18th October. The free access period will end at 10am on Tuesday 20th October.

How do I participate in the next conference?

Pre-register for the event so we can keep you informed. You'll receive notifications straight to your inbox to let you know about forthcoming sessions and when the conference has started, as well as speaker reveals and advanced information.

You will also receive a three-day free pass to the next conference, self-publishing and book marketing tips from past conferences, and information about discounts.

Sign up here.


How long are the sessions available for free?

The sessions are freely available for three days: the 24 hours of the conference and 48 hours thereafter.

How Do I Get My Free Pass?

Sign up right here.

Where Do I find the Sessions on Conference Day?

On conference days, the sessions will begin to unroll on our home page at 10am London time.

Refresh the webpage every hour to load a new session. Twenty-four sessions across 24 hours.

What’s the theme of the next #SelfPubCon?

The theme of the Fall 2020 #SelfPubCon will be Tools and Technology for Authors.

Who is speaking?

You can find all of our past speakers here. To find out more about a speaker or their presentation, simply click the 'More Information' button under their names.



How Do I View the Sessions After the FREE Access Period Ends?

If you'd like to purchase an all-access pass which gives you access to over 100+ sessions from industry experts, you have two options:

  • The six-month pass is $199, grab that here.
  • The lifetime pass is $450, grab that here.

You'll have access to both the current conference and all conference from 2018 to date.

How Much Does An All-Access Pass Cost?

  • The six-month pass is $199, you can get that here.
  • The lifetime pass is $450, you can get that here.

Is There A Discount Price?

Yes. For four days after each conference, pre-registered users who signed up for the three-day free pass will also be given a post-conference discount of 50%.

How Do I Get a Discounted All-Access Pass?

You must be pre-registered during the access pass discount period to receive your half-price code. It will be sent to you by email.


Why Should I Become An Affiliate for the Conference?

As an affiliate, you get a shareable link for the conference that's assigned to you personally.

If any of your readers, friends or colleagues use that link and visit the conference and then subsequently purchase an all-access pass (within six months of the conference), you're entitled to 50% of that sale.

During the discounted period, all-access passes have 50% off and afterwards they revert to the standard pricing mentioned above, you'll receive 50% of whatever sale is made when someone uses your link.

How Do I Become An Affiliate for the Conference?

Register for the conference here and you're automatically an affiliate. Just navigate to the Affiliate menu for your links.


What if I want to share information about #selfpubcon via my social media channels?

Please do, yes! Use the #SelfPubCon and #SelfPubCon2020 hashtag or tag us on twitter @indieauthoralli, and if you wish use these social messages:

Calling all #writers join the FREE online self-publishing advice conference today #selfpublishing #IARTG #ASMRG #amwriting #writingcommunity #writetip Click To Tweet

How Do I Connect With Speakers and Other Attendees on the Day?

We live-tweet throughout the conference so follow @IndieAuthorALLi and the hashtag #SelfPubCon hashtag to be part of the action

What if I Have More Questions?

Contact me, Sacha Black, for more information.

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