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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. That's 24 sessions over 24 hours, so that no matter where you are in the world you can enjoy the new content, competitions and live-tweeting.

But no, we don't expect you to stay up all night! The sessions remain freely available and open to all for 48 hours after conference close. That's three days in all.

When is it?

We run #SelfPubCon each year in October. See home page for our next conference dates.


When Can I See the Agenda for the Next Conference?

We release our agenda about a week before the conference opens. When it's ready, you'll find it here.

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, advance information and links to the agenda and session feed page.

How do I register?

Sign up here.

  1. Complete your details in the registration boxes.
  2. Confirm your registration by clicking the link in the email we send. If you do not see it after a few moments, please check your spam folder. (Don’t forget to whitelist our communications to stop them going to spam.)
  3. By registering for the conference, you are also automatically enrolled as a potential affiliate. If you'd like to tell your author friends or followers about the conference, use our affiliate link (see below).

Where Do I find the Sessions on Conference Day?

On conference days, the sessions will begin to unroll on our Session Feed page at 10am UK London time. (Here's a world time clock to calculate your 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?

Take a look at the home page for our upcoming conference theme.

Who is speaking?

Information about our current conference speakers is here. To find out more about a speaker or their presentation, simply click the 'More Information' button under their names.

  • You'll find the full agenda, once finalised, here on the agenda page.
  • On the day, you watch the presentations unfold, hour by hour, here on the session feed page.

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.

I want more time. And I'd love more sessions like these on other topics.

You can sign up for a pass that gives you access to the current conference forever and access to past and future conferences also. Read on!


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

You can purchase an all-access pass which gives you unrestricted access not just to this conference but to our full conference library of over 100+ highlighted advice sessions from industry experts at previous conferences.

There are two options.

  • A six-month pass that gives you access to the current conference PLUS the conference library--for the next six months.
  • A lifetime pass that gives you access to the current conference PLUS the conference library with all past and all future conferences--forever.

How Much Do the All-Access Passes Cost?

  • A six-month access pass to all past conferences is $199, and you'll find that here.
  • A lifetime pass to all past and all future conferences is $449, and you'll find that here.

Are Passes Ever Discounted?

Yes. Make sure to open your SelfPubCon emails! Users who have registered for the three-day free pass receive discount offers, as well giveaways and prizes offered by speakers and sponsors, directly to their inboxes.


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.

How Do I Become An Affiliate?

To become an affiliate, you must first register for the conference (scroll to top of page if you need assistance on that)

Once logged in, visit the Affiliate pages to get your affiliate code.

How Do I Use the Affiliate Links and Banners?

Under the Affiliate tab, the text link you see in the top box can be used as visible or hidden text anywhere in emails --or your website.

You can also use any of the links in the table at the bottom to get HTML code which produces images when used on your website, or in a blog post. Click on the links to display the HTML code.


How do I join the #selfpubcon conversations with speakers, sponsors, and other authors?

Twitter is our platform for the conference and you can connect with the ALLi team, speakers, sponsors, and thousands of other indie authors on our Twitter feed. Just use the #SelfPubCon hashtag or tag us on Twitter @indieauthoralli 

Here is a pre-made tweet that you can use to spread the word about our conference to your friends and followers:

Calling all #writers, especially #indieauthors. Join the free online self-publishing advice conference from @IndieAuthorALLi: #selfpublishing #selfpubcon #selfpub

What if I Have More Questions?

Contact Kayleigh, with any questions you have

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