Call for speakers! Planning for the Fall 2019 Self-Publishing Advice Conference, a.k.a. #SelfPubCon, is well underway. Our call for speakers and presenters is live and we're ready for your submission. But be quick, just two weeks left before the #selfpubcon submission window closes.
If you share ALLi's passion for promoting excellence and ethics in self-publishing, and you have a skill or opinion or service or product that can help indie authors around the globe improve their craft, we want to hear from you.
Giving and supporting the indie author community may be reason enough, but know there are other benefits for #selfpubcon presenters.
Build your confidence
Build your confidence for speaking at future events and book signings, launches, or in-person presentations. Our conference is online, which means you don't need to speak physically in front of an audience. You can pre-record your presentation in the safety and comfort of your office, living room, or wherever you work. The beach, even.
Grow your audience
Our conference reaches thousands of indie authors on all corners of the globe. If you want to grow your audience, this is a prime opportunity. Links to your website, books, and social media will accompany your presentation. The more you participate in the event, the more you'll grow your audience.
Sell more books
Does what it says on the tin. By being a part of the conference, you'll raise awareness about your books, courses, or products and this will inevitably lead to sales. From personal experience as a presenter in the Spring 2019 #selfpubcon, I can tell you I saw inflated sales for weeks.
Connect with others in the author community
Not only is this a chance to grow your audience, but it's also a chance to connect with other speakers and authors in the community.
Not an ALLi member?
Presenters who are ALLi members present for free. You're always welcome to join us as a member.
What if you're not even technically an indie author, but you have a platform, or a service, or a product that is of benefit to members of the indie author community. You can still respond to our call for speakers, and it sounds like we want to talk to you about a sponsorship opportunity, which can also (but doesn't necessarily have to) include the right to present. If this sounds like you, contact Boni Wagner-Stafford at [email protected].
What is #SelfPubCon?
#SelfPubCon is a twenty-four-hour FREE online conference ALLi runs twice each year. We deliver stacks of content, interviews and presentations, a new one on the hour each hour throughout the day.
The Fall 2019 #selfpubcon runs for the twenty-four-hour period from 10am GMT Saturday September 14 to 10am GMT Sunday September 15, 2019. #selfpubcon is in conjunction with Digital Book World 2019, being held in Nashville, TN September 10 – 12.
The theme for the Fall 2019 #selfpubcon is ‘Sell More Books.’
To make an indie author career out of writing, selling books is vital. But the mechanics of doing that shift and change with market fluctuations and technological advancements. This conference will bring you the most up-to-date tactics to help you sell more books, whether ebooks, paperbacks or audiobooks, in your home country and across the world.
Call for Speakers
Not to put too fine a point on it, but our call for speakers means we want to hear your proposal for a thirty- to sixty-minute presentation for the conference that supports the theme of Sell More Books. We have a short submission form which you can find here.
But be quick, there's just two weeks left to pitch in our call for speakers.
Proposal deadline is June 15th.
Ideally, we’re looking for content that supports helping indie authors sell more books, in the form of a video voiced-over PowerPoint-style presentation between thirty and sixty minutes in length.
The deadline to submit your presentation content is July 15, 2019. Any submissions received after July 15, 2019 cannot be guaranteed a place in the conference.
OVER TO YOU
If you don't want to present, but you have an idea for a topic you'd like to see in the conference as part of our Sell More Books theme, let us know in the comments.
Want to read our conference launch post? Check it out below.