Book Blogging 101

Welcome! If you’ve come here you’re probably interested in book blogging in some way and are looking for tips, tricks, and any other available resources. This blog is a combination of original posts based entirely on research done with the help of YOU, the reader, as well as links to outside resources on popular blogging topics.

The goal is to make book blogging as transparent as possible.

What does that mean? I’ve been blogging for over 7 years and there are still aspects of blogging that I’m learning about. Tips and tricks, better ways to do some things, reasons I probably shouldn’t do others. I’ve spent hours on Google searching for blog posts and it’s time consuming and, frankly, how many of us ACTUALLY have time for that? And often, I find that bloggers will compile their own posts into a list of some kind, but I haven’t really found many guides that include posts from all different blogs on similar topics. That’s what this space is for, along with being a place for reference posts of its own.

This is BY NO MEANS a complete guide for book blogging/booktube/bookstagram.
PLEASE don’t hesitate to send in links to add!

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Resources

This list is a combination of as many resources as possible and will continually be expanded to accommodate new posts. As the lists grow longer, they may be added to their own separate pages which will be linked here.

Want to add a post you wrote, or one you read and enjoyed? Head to the form at the bottom of this page!


Blogging Basics

New to book blogging? Looking for tips and tricks to keep your blog running smoothly? Not sure how to write a book review? Want to know more about building your blog stats? Check out these lists for more info!


Get Technical

Learn more about self-hosting, optimizing your blog, and breaking down those blog back-end woes.


How to Get Books

The big question. Read up on requesting ARCs and trading, and don’t forget to check out the Publicity Contacts page!


Publicity Contacts (General)

Want to contact a publisher and request a book? Check this page for a list of general emails! (INTL contacts included)


Social Media

How do you gain followers? Need advice on managing social media accounts? Want help with bookstagram? This is the page for you.


Blog Tours

Interested in getting involved with blog tours? Read more on what a blog tour is and how you can become a tour host with a bunch of touring sites.


Photo Editing & Graphics

Check out a few photo editing websites and learn how to make your photos pop! Give your posts a splash of color by adding your own custom graphics.


Special Interests

Are you a book blogger who also likes to write? Have other hobbies that you want to share with the community? Check out this page!

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Add a Post!

Did you write a really great post about one of the topics above (or something else you think is important)? Find content online you think should be shared? Drop it in the form below!