#Bookstagram is a small subset of Instagram that’s filled with books, books, and more books! It’s jam packed with book lovers just like you that get pure joy from talking about, looking at, and simply enjoying books.
Whether you’re an avid reader, a burgeoning book blogger, or an aspiring book reviewer, Bookstagram is the perfect place for you.
Here are 8 reasons every bookworm should join #Bookstagram!
1. #Bookstagram is Epic Reading Motivation
Before I became a part of Bookstagram I was reading about one book a week, which is a great pace. But once I got sucked into the beautiful books (both new releases and backlist titles) that filled the pages of Bookstagram, that fire in my soul for reading was fanned and grew so much. My reading amount literally tripled.
Bookstagram is the best way I’ve ever found to keep your love of reading strong and to discover new books you’ll absolutely devour.
2. #Bookstagram is a Friendly and Welcoming Bookish Community
Reading is a solitary activity, but talking about books isn’t! Every single person on Bookstagram is filled with the same love of books as you and they LOVE to talk all things books! On Bookstagram, you can find other readers of any genre, series, author or character you love and will gladly nerd out over all of it with you.
Thankfully, Bookstagram is a space filled with people who are kind and helpful and genuine. On Bookstagram you can truly make some great friends!
3. #Bookstagram is the Perfect Supplement to Your Book-Related Side Endeavor
It’s incredible how many book-related and book-focused opportunities exist—book blogger, book reviewer, book influencer, book club leader, and the list goes on!
If you’ve only ever dreamed of turning your book love into a real pursuit, Bookstagram is the place to start. Whether you’ve already got a book-focused endeavor underway or you’re still in the brainstorming phase, Bookstagram will open doors you didn’t even know where there.
If you commit to creating a great space on Bookstagram devoted to books and your love of reading, bookish opportunities will find their way to you.
4. #Bookstagram Can Lead to Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) from Authors and Publishers
ARCs are a book lover’s dream—Advanced Reader Copies of amazing books not yet published. These are also referred to as galleys. Publishers love to find influential people to read and review books before they’re available to the public.
What does this means for you? The potential to receive amazing books for FREE before anyone else! Drooling yet? Thought so.
But in order to be attractive to publishers, you need a thriving platform to spotlight the books. Mainly, publishers and authors are looking for people who have a popular book blog and/or Bookstagram account.
5. #Bookstagram Keeps You at the Forefront of the Publishing World
Bookstagram is probably the most in-the-know space in regards to everything books, authors, and publishing news. If you want to be one of the first to find out about forthcoming book releases, TV and movie adaptations, author news, and publishing updates, Bookstagram is your one-stop-shop for all that juicy knowledge.
6. #Bookstagram Allows You to Connect with Authors and Publishers
One of the best parts of Bookstagram is connecting and interacting with the authors of the books you love so much! If you post a review of a book and tag the author, they often comment and interact with your post. I’ve even had some private message convos with big authors! It’s so fun to get to “meet” the person who created the story and the world you spent so much time in.
7. #Bookstagram Helps You Find a New Outlet for Your Creative Energy
Running a Bookstagram account does not come without its fair share of hard work, but it’s a great way to exercise your creativity. Coming up with fun ways to display your books, taking book selfies, and creating an overall theme for your Bookstagram page requires a lot of creativity.
It’s really fun to watch your personal style develop as you grow your page. If you’re a writer or blogger, this is especially helpful in growing and challenging your creative mind.
8. #Bookstagram Serves as a Way to Share Your Love of Books with the World
Have you ever finished an amazing book and not been able to talk or even think about anything else for weeks? On Bookstagram, you can find so many others to share in that excitement with you!
Bookstagram exists as a visual reading log, a way to find others to talk about crazy and amazing books, and a general homage to your love for books.
Come find me over on #bookstagram! Are you on #bookstagram? Comment your username below so we can connect!