The Swag Bag That Never Was

If you have been following me on social media then you might have heard that I have been organizing swag bags for book fairs and book signings. I started doing this early last year in order to give authors something useful, and to connect to other service providers. (And frankly, it has been a lot of fun.)

This year I decided to get serious, I was going to organize the swag bag for a conference, The Career Author Summit. (I want to help run a conference one day, and this seemed like a good way to work my way up.) Alas, that conference has gone virtual, so I will not be handing these bags out to authors in Nashville in May.

I may never have a chance to give away the swag, so I want to take this opportunity to thank my partners. Over a dozen freelancers and companies, including Kobo Writing Life and Bookbaby, had sent me either a flyer or swag. Writer’s Digest even sent me copies of a free issue of their magazine.

My partners include:

Please do check out their sites. I had planned to thank my partners on social media before, during, and after the conference, but this post might be the only thanks I can offer them.

P.S. If you provide services to authors, and would like to participate the next time I organize a swag bag, send me a note.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor 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.

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