This Blog Turns 2 on Tuesday

On 24 January 2010 I registered the URL and launched a blog. In the 2 years since I’ve broken dozens of stories, ferreted out a large number of secrets,  and became the site that TechCrunch called “pretty much the best source online for ebook news“. It’s been  lot of fun, and the coming year will be more of the same.

I know that it’s common for blogs to celebrate anniversaries by giving away gadgets, but the end of January is too close to Christmas and CES. I’m not sure anyone would be interested. But I will be giving away all the swag I picked up at CES 2012, including:

  • solar powered flashlight
  • press bag (backpack)
  •  USB backup battery
  • iPhone case

BTW, I’m merely delaying the gadget giveaway, not skipping it. I am saving the really big celebration for mid-March. I have the good fortune to have 2 anniversaries due to the fact that I changed the name of the blog in mid-March 2010 to The Digital Reader. And since I get to choose, I’m going with the later date as the official anniversary.

Stay tuned. With luck I should be able to give away at least a couple toys you won’t find elsewhere.

image by Will Clayton

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Kyra Vicory22 January, 2012


  2. Ian23 January, 2012

    aw yeah free schwag!
    congrats on 2 years

  3. BTMI23 January, 2012

    I for one am extremely grateful for TDR – it is my primary source for any information on the subject of digital publishing – your selection of topics and writing makes it a daily pleasure. I am frankly a little jealous. Be careful though, I think that “Nate the Great” moniker might stick (if we have any say in it).

    Thank you and happy anniversary.

    P.S. So who is Nate??…I think that it is time for your faithful readers to know more about you (a photo?)..what drives you to spend hours blogging on this subject.

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