Hello, this is just a quick reminder from the #selfpubcon team that the MEGA sale ends THIS Friday 24th January.
Calling all past attendees of the #SelfPubCon (the Self-Publishing Advice Conference), run in association with the Alliance of Independent Authors, I thought you’d be interested to know the conference is running a mega January sale.
It's with great delight that I announce the spring 2020 Self-Publishing Advice Conference, a.k.a. #SelfPubCon, is underway. Today, we're announcing the conference theme and also launching our twice annual call for speakers. If you'd like to speak at the spring 2020 #selfpubcon, we're ready for your submission, but be quick, the submission portal is only open for two weeks, it closes on the 30th November.
That's it. Over until March 2020. Listen to the conference close from Orna Ross, ALLi Director and Sacha Black, ALLi conference manager. Don't forget if you haven't managed to watch all the videos, they're available for another 48 hours. For more information, or to get your access pass, visit the launch post which gives you all the detailed instructions.
Orna's session comes to you live from DBW conference where she will be giving a "State of the Publishing Union Address" about independent (author) publishing. Her talk focuses on what is known in the community as "going wide", the many platforms, formats and business models now open to indie authors. She offers ten possible business models an author can follow today to create a sustainable and scalable business and make a living from writing and publishing.
We all know that good writing is about more than just good grammar. In this session, Lisa will look at the copyediting techniques that will help improve the readability and strength of your words. With a focus on practical application of techniques, Lisa will help writers understand the disadvantages of writing issues like passive voice, nominalization, sticky sentences, overused words and much more.
Are you a fiction worldbuilding beginner? Or looking for tips and inspiration to improve your worlds? From starting out with map making, to driving deep into your world’s history, Holly and Angeline will lead you through the worldbuilding process. You’ll gain the confidence and knowledge you need to make your fantasy world a reality.
It’s hard to know when it’s time to give up or keep pushing, and in a world where there are 4,500 books published each day, it’s easy to get lost in the flood of titles that hit Amazon. So what’s an eager author to do? Well, before you give up – let’s look at 9 things that could be wrong and how to fix them. In this session we’ll look at specific issues that seem to plague some books that just aren’t moving the needle.
Writing a book is only half the journey. You also have to make it sell. In this presentation by an Instagram Influencer you’ll uncover insider secrets to strategies that promote hundreds of books to thousands of readers every single day. All by using one simple tool: Instagram.
Becoming an author has never been easier but capturing the attention of readers has never been more difficult. In this session, you'll learn how to promote your book through the media, using newspapers, magazines, radio, television, bloggers and online media to generate articles, interviews, reviews and more to attract your audience.