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message 1: by Brie (new)

Brie (brielikestoread) | 8 comments Do you have any suggestions on how to improve your page or getting started in the community? I've never really been that involved in bookstagram and I'm trying to get know more people and I'm not sure really how to do it besides commenting on others posts about what they are reading.

Or maybe leave a link to your instagram for other's to give feedback!

If you want to share specific advice on what I could be doing my bookstagram - https://www.instagram.com/thelibrarys...


message 2: by Aimee✨ (new)

Aimee✨ (readunderthestars23) I'd love some advice on my bookstagram!

Here's my link --> https://www.instagram.com/aimee_reads23/

I have a few friends that ask questions when they post photos. It doesn't always work for me but if I remember to ask a question I do.


message 3: by Brie (new)

Brie (brielikestoread) | 8 comments Brie wrote: "Do you have any suggestions on how to improve your page or getting started in the community? I've never really been that involved in bookstagram and I'm trying to get know more people and I'm not s..."

Okay, I'll try that out!


message 4: by Adele (new)

Adele | 3 comments I'd love some advice on my instagram! I try to post every other day; if not every few days, since I have other things to do aside from bookstagram. Buuut, I try to be creative anyhow.

Here's my instagram!

https://www.instagram.com/adelabellab...


message 5: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt) (thebookishcrypt) | 5 comments Advice for me would be welcome as well!
Https://instagram.com/thebookishcrypt/


message 6: by Brie (new)

Brie (brielikestoread) | 8 comments Louise wrote: "Here's mine
https://www.instagram.com/foxesfairyt..."


You have really good quality posts, but maybe try a more noticeable heme? It could be a theme in the background or a edit.


message 7: by Brie (new)

Brie (brielikestoread) | 8 comments Adele wrote: "I'd love some advice on my instagram! I try to post every other day; if not every few days, since I have other things to do aside from bookstagram. Buuut, I try to be creative anyhow.

Here's my i..."

I love that you switch up the backgrounds!! but their kind plain on their own. And I think you could take it to the next level! Maybe you could add some different things to mix it up, like necklaces or bookmarks :)


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) I wish I had a better camera. Can't afford one right now though.

Put up some recent bookish posts

https://www.instagram.com/paperbackst...


message 9: by Brie (new)

Brie (brielikestoread) | 8 comments Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
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Do you know how many big bookstagramers started out with a phone camera and not a fancy expensive camera?

I like your bookstagram! Maybe consider a theme to take it to the next level


message 10: by Brie (new)

Brie (brielikestoread) | 8 comments Cassandra wrote


I LOVE your theme! Maybe make the grey just a bit darker in your filter to make it really stand out :)


message 11: by Eva (new)

Eva (bookworm_eve) A bit stuck with what I want to do with my account!
https://www.instagram.com/evathebookw...


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) Eva wrote: "A bit stuck with what I want to do with my account!
https://www.instagram.com/evathebookw..."


Looks good so far, Eva.

I don't stick to jus tone theme myself since I read too large a variety and want different backdrops instead of just one. I think yours are playful and work well.


message 13: by Eva (new)

Eva (bookworm_eve) Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "Eva wrote: "A bit stuck with what I want to do with my account!
https://www.instagram.com/evathebookw..."

Looks good so far, Eva.

I don't stick to jus tone theme myself since I read too large a ..."


Thanks! It's nice to hear that at least one person (but I am sure there are more, haha) that thinks my account is fine as it is :) No tips for me?
What is your Bookstagram Erin? :)


E. (abookwormsnook Reviews ) (a_bookworms_nook) | 6 comments I am have bit of tips (i also have a blog on this! link it down below)
but comment a lot on other peoples pictures if you comment it might get others to check out your page



my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_bookworms...

Blog: https://bookwormsnook.wordpress.com/2...


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) Eva wrote: "Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "Eva wrote: "A bit stuck with what I want to do with my account!
https://www.instagram.com/evathebookw..."

Looks good so far, Eva.

I don't stick to jus tone th..."


Mine is
https://www.instagram.com/paperbackst...

Cats and other random things slip in there too :)

Followed yours


E. (abookwormsnook Reviews ) (a_bookworms_nook) | 6 comments i really want to know what you think of my theme? I have been trying new things out


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) E. wrote: "i really want to know what you think of my theme? I have been trying new things out"

I really love the recent pictures. The dark tone reminds me of serious libraries with big wooden desks, fireplaces and wall to wall bookshelves with the cozy feel.


E. (abookwormsnook Reviews ) (a_bookworms_nook) | 6 comments Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "E. wrote: "i really want to know what you think of my theme? I have been trying new things out"

I really love the recent pictures. The dark tone reminds me of serious libraries with big wooden des..."



thank you so much!


message 19: by Jaydyn (new)

Jaydyn |Between the Bindings| | 2 comments Hey guys! So my best friend and I recently started a bookstagram (the ending of January actually) in order to share our love for the books we read. Check it out if you like(: Suggestions and tips are always welcomed and helpful

Link: https://www.instagram.com/between_the...

Thank you!


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) Jaydyn wrote: "Hey guys! So my best friend and I recently started a bookstagram (the ending of January actually) in order to share our love for the books we read. Check it out if you like(: Suggestions and tips a..."

Very Magical! Followed you on there


message 21: by Jaydyn (new)

Jaydyn |Between the Bindings| | 2 comments Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "Jaydyn wrote: "Hey guys! So my best friend and I recently started a bookstagram (the ending of January actually) in order to share our love for the books we read. Check it out if you like(: Suggest..."

Aww thank you so much <3 I'll be sure to check out your page as well.


message 22: by Kereen (new)

Kereen | 5 comments If anyone followed me on Instagram can you let me know so tat I can follow you back. Thanks!

https://www.instagram.com/kezysblog/


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) Kereen wrote: "If anyone followed me on Instagram can you let me know so tat I can follow you back. Thanks!

https://www.instagram.com/kezysblog/"


Followed


message 24: by Kereen (new)

Kereen | 5 comments Thanks Erin. What's your insta?
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "Kereen wrote: "If anyone followed me on Instagram can you let me know so tat I can follow you back. Thanks!

https://www.instagram.com/kezysblog/"

Followed"



message 25: by Is (new)

Is (themisadventuresofisnikki) | 8 comments https://www.instagram.com/keepholdingontobooks/

I would love some advice,too ! Like yes, I'd like more followers, but I'd also love more interaction and to connect with fellow bookstagrammers to create friendship


message 26: by Rameela (Star) (new)

Rameela (Star) (starshynebrite) @stars.brite

I just started out and don't really know what I want as a theme so I've mostly just been experimenting. I like playing around with different effects and pretending I know aesthetic. I'd love some feedback and comments about which kinds of pictures are better fit and all :) I want to be able to start discussions in my comments create connections that way :)


message 27: by Emma (new)

Emma Star Crossed Reviews  (emmascr) | 5 comments Morning!!!!

I'd really love some tips for my feed. I seem to have lost a few followers over the last few days :(

https://www.instagram.com/starcrossed89/


message 29: by Amber (new)

Amber (amberterminatorofgoodreads) Could ya'll check mine out and let me know what you think? I'm new to bookstagram and don't have many posts up yet.

http://www.instagram.com/amberreadsfo...


message 30: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  | Story & Folk (storyandfolk) | 3 comments Hi everyone!

I am a new bookstagrammer. I am still learning about this whole world.

The link to my page is https://www.instagram.com/thenoveldia... - if you have any feedback feel free to let me know! :)


Crystal (theleisurelibrary) (theleisurelibrary) | 5 comments Are any of you involved in a book swap? I'm interested in finding a few friends to swap books with this year. Add me and send a message if you're interested or know of a pre-existing community for book swaps.


message 32: by Chanon (new)

Chanon Celeste (chanonceleste) | 4 comments Does anyone have any advice on starting a buddy read? I would love to set one up, I've seen it a lot in the bookish community but I don't really know where to start!

Feel free to reply back, or send me a message on insta (@bedwithabook) or on FB (facebook.com/inbedwithabook). Would love any advice or steps for getting a buddy read set up!


message 33: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt) (thebookishcrypt) | 5 comments Chanon wrote: "Does anyone have any advice on starting a buddy read? I would love to set one up, I've seen it a lot in the bookish community but I don't really know where to start!

Feel free to reply back, or s..."


Personally, I just ask a friend or two if they would like to have one! Then go about it based on their response!


message 34: by ash (new)

ash (novellyrooted) | 3 comments Chan wrote: "Does anyone have any advice on starting a buddy read? I would love to set one up, I've seen it a lot in the bookish community but I don't really know where to start!

Feel free to reply back, or s..."


I've had success finding buddy readers after posting the book I wanted to buddy read-- and asking in the caption if anyone wanted to read together. Depending on who responds, then we would create a group chat!


message 35: by Ayesha (new)

Ayesha | 2 comments Hi Guys! I recently started out my bookstagram, would love some advice from y’all. Also, would love to follow back :) Here’s the link:

www.instagram.com/thenightowlreads


message 36: by Maryjurock (new)

Maryjurock | 6 comments Hi everyone! My bookstagram is all about Science Fiction; fantasy and Magical Realism. Please stop by and say hi! :) https://www.instagram.com/maryjurock55/


message 37: by Christi (new)

Christi | 3 comments What a great idea! I'm new to the scene. Am now experimenting with taking different types of photos, should post a few of them this week and the next.
https://www.instagram.com/christireads/


message 38: by Tristan (new)

Tristan Hutchinson | 3 comments I definitely would love some help. I'm coming from the other end of the spectrum. I am a horror and thriller author, I am self published, so all of the marketing is done by me. It takes a lot of time and energy to gain good marketing skills that are effective. My instagram is @eonwolfproductions


message 39: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Mcloughlin | 2 comments My feed (https://www.instagram.com/bluestarboo...) is dark (flat share + office hours) and I don't post often (interrupted travel = less books) so I balance it with a white frame for every post, and alternate books flatlays with a quote on a white background.

Here is advice I collated over the six months:

1. STREAM APPEARANCE - How do want your Bookstagram to look?

Consider consistent tones * Do you want a lot of white space * Floral is easy to change up * Props that reflect the themes * A coloured frame around every post * A well lit photo is best; can you angle your set up for good access to sunlight?

2. CONTENT - What you want to post?

Pictures of book stacks * Current read * You reading in different locations * Your shelves/library * Requests for recommendations * Opinions on finished books * Collections

3. PROPS - What can you include?

Alcohol * Baby wings * Badge or pin * Beads * Beverage * Blanket or duvet cover * Bookmark * Book merch * Candles * Coaster * Craft feather * Cushion * Earbuds (for eBooks) * Fabric * Fairy lights * Fake flowers/foliage * Food * Funko pop * Jumper * Laptop * Leaves or pinecones * Lightbox * Loose book pages * Mug * Newspaper * Notebook * Origami * Paper mache animal * Plant * Platter * Playing cards * Postcard * Pouch * Scarf * Jewellery * Spectacles * Stationery * Teapot * Toy weapon * Wallpaper sample * Wooden board

4. CONDUCT - What do you intend to use your Bookstagram for?

Join reading clubs * Make new friends * Receive likes and comments * Increase followers * Discuss books * Win prizes

If you only want to post nice pictures, you don’t need to interact much. For the rest though, follow others, search tags, like and comment on people’s content (proper comments, not ‘nice pic, follow for follow’), and try postings at least once a week.

5. TAGS - Which tags should you use?

Specific: Author name * Book title * Series title * Themes * Your profile name

Common: #bookstagram #bookgram #booklover #bookaddict #library #book #reading #flatlay

You can use 20 tags in your title. Try to mix them up as Instagram will treat consistently repeated hashtags a spam and lower your ranking in search results.

6. MISCELLANEOUS – Bits and pieces

Double check if you are on your personal profile or Bookstagram profile before posting * Take multiple pictures from various angles to get the best one * Move things around and take more photos, give yourself options * Trial free photo editing apps and try out the effects on Instagram * Look at your stream regularly to see if you want to change your style * Try to avoid the flash on your camera as you will often get a flash spot in the photo * Don’t exactly copy someone elses post but take a note of ideas you liked


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