#HNS2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Historical Novel Society North America conference (#HNS2023) is the conference for historical novelists. Over 600 writers (in-person and virtual) will be attending our tenth biennial conference from June 8 to 10, 2023, in San Antonio, TX.

Almost all our attendees are novelists—traditionally published, self-published, and unpublished—who are eager to learn and grow as writers. The theme of #HNS2023 is The Working Writer. Our goal is to explore ways in which historical novelists can thrive in a post-pandemic world—a world in which writing, publishing, and connecting with readers has changed considerably in a very short time.

You can be involved! By participating in #HNS2023 as a sponsor, you will be able to network with our attendees and share information about your product or service.

Note that this page includes sponsorship opportunities only. Banner ads in the Conference App will be made available for purchase in 2023.

Here are our sponsorship packages for #HNS2023:

Do you provide products or services to authors? Consider one of these sponsorship opportunities!

Premium Conference Sponsorship: SOLD OUT @ $3500 each

  • Opportunity to give a short speech during the closing reception
  • Signage at the registration area/help area and in the reception room
  • Manned exhibit table in a high-traffic area for the duration of the conference where you can showcase and demonstrate your products
  • Complimentary conference registration for up to two people (Value approximately $1000)
  • Pre-recorded virtual presentation in the conference app (up to 30 minutes); gamification used to drive traffic
  • Home page ad on the virtual conference app
  • Sponsor leaflet, brochure, giveaway, or gift placed in attendee registration packets
  • Opportunity to network with attendees throughout the conference
  • Logo on conference website and communications leading up to the event

Beverage Station Sponsorship: 3 available @ $1000 each

Located in a high-traffic area on the conference floor where all attendees meet and mingle before, during and after sessions for three days (one sponsorship per day)

  • Unmanned exhibit table where you can present your information
  • Sponsor signage at the beverage station
  • Sponsor leaflet, brochure, giveaway, or gift placed in attendee registration packets
  • Pre-recorded virtual presentation in the conference app (up to 30 minutes); gamification used to drive traffic
  • Virtual exhibit booth in the conference app

Room Session Sponsorship: 1 full day – 6 of 8 available @ $750 each

  • Signage at the room
  • Unmanned exhibit table in the session room where you can present your information
  • Sponsor leaflet, brochure, giveaway, or gift placed in attendee registration packets
  • Banner ad on the corresponding session pages in the virtual app
  • Virtual exhibit booth in the conference app
  • Pre-recorded virtual presentation in the conference app (up to 30 minutes); gamification used to drive traffic

Entertainment Sponsorship: 1 available for all events @ $750

Entertainment events include Hooch Through History, History After Dark, Historical Games, and Tall Tales

  • Unmanned exhibit table in a central location where you can present your information
  • Sponsor signage outside the event venue for all after-hours entertainment
  • Pre-recorded virtual presentation in the conference app (up to 30 minutes)
  • Sponsor leaflet, brochure, giveaway, or gift placed in attendee registration packets
  • Virtual exhibit booth in the conference app

Histfic Hub Exhibitor: 2 available @ $500 each

The Histfic Hub is the heart of the conference located in the lounge area where all attendees meet and mingle before, during and after sessions for two days.

  • Manned exhibit table at the entrance where you can showcase and demonstrate your products
  • Virtual exhibit booth in the conference app
  • Two representatives are invited to attend the conference luncheon on both conference days
  • Pre-recorded virtual presentation in the conference app (up to 30 minutes); gamification used to drive traffic

Promotion: 3 of 6 available @ $250 each

This option is great if you have a coupon or other giveaway to share with attendees.

  • One printed and shipped promotional item placed in the in-person registration packet
  • Virtual exhibit booth in the conference app

Contact us to set up your sponsorship for #HNS2023!

Are you a publisher? Consider sponsoring our Readers Festival!

Readers Festival Sponsorship (open only to publishers): 1 available @ $4000

The Readers Festival is held on Saturday, July 10, 2023 at the Marriott Rivercenter and is open to the general public in addition to all conference-goers.

  • Sponsor signage in the Readers Festival room where authors will sign their books
  • Opportunity to hold an event (reception or author readings, etc.) in a room adjacent to the book signing
  • Prominent placement of sponsor’s titles in the conference bookstore
  • Manned exhibit table in a high-traffic area for the duration of the conference where you can showcase your books
  • Complimentary conference registration for up to two people (Value approximately $1000)
  • Pre-recorded virtual presentation in the conference app (up to 30 minutes); gamification used to drive traffic
  • Home page ad on the virtual conference app
  • Sponsor leaflet, brochure, giveaway, or gift placed in attendee registration packets
  • Opportunity to network with attendees throughout the conference
  • Logo on the conference website and communications leading up to the event.

Sponsorship Requirements

Interested in being a Historical Novel Society North America Conference sponsor? Here are a few things you should know: A sponsor must offer a service that will benefit HNS members in the pursuit of their professional goals, must be open to doing business with HNS members, and must operate ethically and be in good standing in the publishing community. Because sponsorships are designed to be dynamic and reach both in-person and virtual attendees, sponsors may need to work closely with several members of the HNS board to ensure a successful collaboration. Sponsorships will be invoiced via Paypal.