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Creative Self-Publishing: Your Books, Your Way

Session: Creative Self-Publishing: Your Books, Your Way Audience: All Levels Creative self-publishing is when indie authors approach our publishing tasks, and our author business, with the same creative mindset that we bring to our writing. It focuses not just on what…

Tools & Tech Conference Opens

Session: Tools & Tech Conference Opens Audience: All Levels Orna and Time Lewis kick off the October SelfPubCon: Tools and Tech for Indie Authors, with a summary of the Twitter Top 100 Tools feature and a sneak peek at some…

50 Top Tools Chosen by ALLi’s Advisors & Team

Session: 50 Top Tools Chosen by ALLi's Advisors & Team Audience: All Levels Looking for an easy, go-to guide of the best tools for Indie Authors? Look no further! The team at ALLi give you their top 100 recommendations. Here's…

How Authors Use Giveaways to Grow Their Readership

Session: How Authors Use Giveaways to Grow Their Readership Audience: All Levels Whether your goal is to find new readers or connect with your existing audience, a creative and fun giveaway can get the job done with style. New York…

Mastering Online Author Events

Session: Mastering Online Author Events Audience: All Levels Online author events are here to stay. By going online, authors can reach beyond their physical location, find an audience primed to enjoy their stories, and raise their public profiles. Whether you’re…

Why Your Marketing Plan Is Your Most Essential Publishing Tool

Session: Why Your Marketing Plan Is Your Most Essential Publishing Tool Audience: All Levels In this presentation, Clayton Noblit explains why having the right marketing mindset, and a time-based marketing plan, is essential to ongoing publishing success. This presentation will…

Look. Listen. Subscribe: Using Kobo Tools to Grow your Readership

Session: Look. Listen. Subscribe: Using Kobo Tools to Grow your Readership Audience: All Levels 2020 has been a big year in publishing and we’re here to tell you behind-the-scenes stats and opportunities from the most globally-focused retailer, Kobo. Learn the…

Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques for Authors

Session: Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques for Authors Audience: All Levels If you're struggling to grow awareness for your books and audience for your brand beyond your sphere of influence, this session is for you! Learn how to…

The Best Email Marketing Tools for Authors

Session: The Best Email Marketing Tools for Authors Audience: All Levels The right email manager is the indie author's most important tool But how can you choose the one that's right for you when all the services use different terminology…

Make Perfect Graphics and Ads with Book Brush

Session: Make Perfect Graphics and Ads with Book Brush Audience: All Levels Get ready to embrace the marketing side of writing with the Book Brush tools. Learn how easy it is to use Book Brush to create your own eye-catching…

Find Your Amazon Niche and Comparable Authors

Session: Find Your Amazon Niche and Comparable Authors Audience: All Levels Want to spot winning trends, categories, and niche genres? Join K-lytics CEO, Alex Newton, as he explains three "market forces" you must know if you publish on Amazon, including:…

Mycelium: A Tool to Unleash Brilliant Ideas

Session: Mycelium: A Tool to Unleash Brilliant Ideas Audience: All Levels Of all the tools that are important to authors, nothing is more important than our own creativity. Can it be nurtured so we can produce more good ideas, more…

How to Sell More Books with BookBub

Session: How to Sell More Books with BookBub Audience: All Levels Bookbub is a popular and effective book promotional tool for authors and publishers, that offers a range of services, from ads to featured deals and more. In conversation with…

Write More Books Faster: How Plottr Turbo Charges Your Writing Process

Session: Write More Books Faster: How Plottr Turbo Charges Your Writing Process Audience: All Levels Want to discover how you can skyrocket your productivity and have more fun writing? In this private presentation with the team behind Plottr, an exciting…

Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary

Session: Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary Audience: All Levels In this session, we look at how technology can help you perform a thorough and effective self-edit to tighten and strengthen your manuscript. Kristina Stanley of…

How Authors can use Surveys to Sell more Books

Session: How Authors can use Surveys to Sell more Books Audience: All Levels Surveys are a powerful way for authors to uncover market insights. Because surveys provide an unbiased peek into the readers’ hearts and minds, they are the fastest,…

Voice-Interactive Storytelling: Opportunities for Authors

Session: Voice-Interactive Storytelling: Opportunities for Authors Audience: All Levels The voice technologies powering Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant can transform an audiobook into a two-way conversation between the narrator and the listener. Chatables is pioneering a new type of conversational…

Tools for Winning at Publishing Wide

Session: Tools for Winning at Publishing Wide Audience: All Levels Draft2Digital’s Kevin Tumlinson walks you through the tools and features that help authors build and grow their careers. Learn how D2D can empower you to publish, distribute, and promote your…

New International Tools at Ingram Spark Plus An ALLi Member Q&A

Session: New International Tools at Ingram Spark Plus An ALLi Member Q&A Audience: All Levels In this session, we will look at the new features available to authors within the IngramSpark platform and we’ll discuss how you can get the…

A Tool to Tackle Digital Piracy: The Copyright Infringement Portal

Session: A Tool to Tackle Digital Piracy: The Copyright Infringement Portal Audience: All Levels Clare Anker, IP Enforcement Manager at  the UK Publishers’ Association, explains and explores the problem of digital online piracy--what piracy is and is not, and what can be…

Tools & Tech Conference Closes

Session: Tools & Tech Conference Closes Audience: All Levels Orna and Tim Lewis close out the October SelfPubCon: Tools and Tech for Indie Authors, with a summary of the conference highlights.

Writing Craft Conference Opens

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Session: Writing Craft Conference Opens Audience: All Levels Orna Ross launches the October 2021 #SelfPubCon21: Writing Craft for Indie Authors, with a sneak peek at some of the conference highlights and the great giveaways to come.

Publishing through Kindle Direct Publishing: Setting up your Writing for Success

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Session: Publishing through Kindle Direct Publishing: Setting up your Writing for Success Audience: All Levels A panel of KDP authors speak about "Publishing through Kindle Direct Publishing: Setting up your writing for success”. Even before you begin to write a…

Writing and Editing for Successful Self-Publishing Panel

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Session: Writing and Editing for Successful Self-Publishing Panel Audience: All Levels This session will teach writers how to use editing to improve their story including the title, blurb, and manuscript. We’ll show the writer the key areas to focus on…

Crafting Beautiful Prose

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Session: Crafting Beautiful Prose Audience: All Levels Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there are ways you can bring more lyricism to your writing – without falling victim to purple prose. In this session, you will: Learn…

Plotting for Pantsers: How to Plot a Book if You’ve Never Plotted Before

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Session: Plotting for Pantsers: How to Plot a Book if You've Never Plotted Before Audience: All Levels Does the idea of outlining your book make you itchy? Do you worry it’s going to ruin your creativity? Here’s the thing: whether…

Writing Books for Rapid Release: The Prolific Author Mindset

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Session: Writing Books for Rapid Release: The Prolific Author Mindset Audience: All Levels Having a sustainable author career that’s both fulfilling and profitable means setting yourself up for success from the start. All too often, however, our mindset hinders us…

Writing for a Cause: Dos and Don’ts with Speaker Q&A

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Session: Writing for a Cause: Dos and Don'ts with Speaker Q&A Audience: All Levels Writing with an aim to change behaviour or change the world is perilous and can lead to preachy or clunky writing, but when done well it…

Doing Research Well: Spend Less time for Better Results

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Session: Doing Research Well: Spend Less time for Better Results Audience: All Levels Research doesn't have to be distracting and time-consuming. This session from an experienced librarian shows indie authors how to structure their research time and organize their sources,…

Writing Great Dialog: The Essentials

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Session: Writing Great Dialog: The Essentials Audience: All Levels Far more than plot or prose, compelling dialogue takes our readers on an emotional journey that leads them to fall in love with our characters and keeps them invested all the…

How to Write Emails that Sell Books

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Session: How to Write Emails that Sell Books Audience: All Levels In this workshop, Nick will breakdown the four essential elements of every successful marketing email - including how to come up with topics and ideas (even if you have…

The Craft of Writing Short Books with Speaker Q&A

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Session: The Craft of Writing Short Books with Speaker Q&A Audience: All Levels Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Matty Dalrymple will answer key questions related to the craft of short fiction. What is short fiction? What are your goals for your…

Story Craft in Travel Memoir

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Session: Story Craft in Travel Memoir Audience: All Levels Travel literature is an exciting genre. It is also a difficult one to write in. This session will focus on the importance of story in travel memoirs, offering participants practical tips…

The Craft of Writing Good Agreements with Speaker Q&A

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Session: The Craft of Writing Good Agreements with Speaker Q&A Audience: All Levels Writing good agreements is easy. Writing bad agreements is really easy. Successful creatives sign agreements of all types. Understanding contract structure and the meaning of key provisions…

How to Write for Audio

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Session: How to Write for Audio Audience: All Levels In this session, Christina Calderone and Scott Curry from Findaway Voices chat with author M.K. Williams on the craft and nuances of writing for audio, a different skill to writing for…

Level Up Your Side Characters

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Session: Level Up Your Side Characters! Audience: All Levels All too often, side characters are afterthoughts for an author. Most writers spend their time focused on the hero and the plot, so their side characters are slapped on without much…

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