Advertising, Exhibit Booths, and Sponsorships


The HNS Conference Board is excited to use the EventMobi platform to host our 2021 conference (June 21-27). This app serves as a hub to connect conference-goers to all the sessions and social opportunities over the course of our weeklong conference and for the 90 days following the conference when recorded content will still be available. Our in-person North American conferences typically serve 400+ movers and shakers in the world of historical fiction, and with our new virtual format, we are excited to see just how far our audience can expand worldwide.

We have room for your writing or historical fiction-related advertising!


Prominently placed above the left hand menu of the EventMobi conference app is a rotating block ad (600 x 250 px). We have up to 20 of these spots available. As attendees travel from conference session to conversation room, from author spotlight to social event, your block ad will catch their eyes.

Ad links to site of advertiser’s choice (author website, Amazon author page, book editing service website, historically themed merchandise site, etc.)

Rotating Block Ad: $100


Our conference bookstore will be located on our website and will be available for the duration of the conference and for the 90 days following the conference. It will be accessible not only to conference attendees (clicking through from the conference app) but also to other visitors to our website. As each conference attendee may place two titles in the bookstore for free and up to three additional titles for a small fee, we anticipate having 500-1000 titles in our virtual bookstore.

Above the bookstore is a static banner ad (1600 x 400 px) which will be exclusively available to one advertiser during the time the bookstore is available. This banner ad would be ideal for a sponsoring publisher looking to highlight multiple books. Banner links to advertiser’s choice (publisher website, etc.)

Bookstore Banner Ad: $300


Another opportunity to get the word out about your books or writing/historical fiction-related product is with a virtual exhibit booth. Conference-goers can access our exhibitor space via a tab on the left-hand menu and a widget on the home page. Exhibit booths will be highlighted throughout the course of the conference. Exhibitors can customize their own space with text, images, videos, and links in order to engage visitors.

Exhibit Booth: $35


Can’t decide between a block ad and an exhibitor booth? Why not try both? The advantage of the ad is the prominent visibility above the app menu. The advantage of the exhibit booth is the larger amount of customizable space.

Bundle: Rotating Block Ad + Exhibit Booth: $125


HNSNA is looking for organizational partners (e.g. traditional publishers, small presses, writing-related groups) to partner with us at the June conference. As of the first week of March, we already have over 350 historical fiction authors and aficionados signed up to attend, and in these turbulent times, our authors, and by extension, our readers, will benefit from this connection and inspiration at the 2021 conference now more than ever.

For $750, organizational sponsors will receive prominent placement on the homepage of our EventMobi conference app for the entirety of the conference (with a link to the sponsor’s landing page of choice) as well as banner ads on one-quarter of the conference sessions. Please contact Marketing Chair Rose Spears at for more information.