How To Start A Booktok Account

Booktok is one of the many platforms that people can use to showcase their amazing book collection and everything they love about books. That being said, it’s not an easy task and it can take a long time to build up an engaging audience. Booktok is a lot easier than Bookstagram when it comes to getting likes and follows but you have to make sure you have great content.

If you’re looking to create a booktok account I have some nifty tips for you. I hardly post on my Booktok and I already have over 500 followers and engagement on my posts which I love to see, I have loads of ideas for what to post on Booktok and it’s always important to write down any ideas that come to mind so you don’t forget them!

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What Is Booktok?

TikTok has taken the world by storm in recent years and they have various groups that will end up on your “For You Page” depending on what content you search for and what content you engage with. Booktok is one sub group on TikTok which is dedicated to everything book related and you can bet if you’re a bookish person, you’ll end up on Booktok.

A booktok account is made by people who love books, they upload everything book related and share their best books, worst books and any content related to books that they love. They might also post deals on books or where to find cheap books or books for free which, let’s face it, we all want free books.

If you’re thinking about making a booktok account, my advice would be to take a look at similar booktok accounts that post about books your love and get inspiration. Don’t straight up copy them but find what you like and make similar content.

How To Start Booktok Account

The first thing you’ll want to do is make a TikTok account, pick a username that reflects what you love when it comes to book or that shows your personality. My Booktok is Literarylouis and you’re more than welcome to give me a follow and get some inspiration from the content I post.

You want to make sure you pick a great picture and start thinking of great booktok content that you want to post. You can post content of books and you can either be in the videos or not, that is your choice. However, people who post with themselves in the videos are more likely to get likes and follows.

Be patient as well, it won’t happen overnight and think of it more as a hobby so you don’t stress yourself out about engagement. I know social media is all about the followers but that will come in time. Take a look at my step by step guide on how to build the perfect booktok below.

  1. Create a TikTok account. If you don’t already have a TikTok account, you’ll need to create one. You can do this by downloading the TikTok app and following the on-screen instructions.
  2. Choose a username and profile picture. Your username and profile picture should be something that reflects your love of books. You could use your favourite book title, author, or genre.
  3. Add a bio. Your bio is a great place to tell people a little bit about yourself and your book interests. You can also include links to your other social media accounts or your blog.
  4. Start posting videos. Once you’ve set up your account, you can start posting videos about books. You can talk about books you’re reading, books you’ve read, or books you’re planning to read. You can also share book reviews, book recommendations, or book hauls.
  5. Use relevant hashtags. Hashtags are a great way to get your videos seen by more people. When you post a video, be sure to include relevant hashtags in the caption. Some popular BookTok hashtags include #booktok, #bookish, #bookrecommendations, and #bookhaul.
  6. Interact with other BookTok users. One of the best ways to grow your BookTok account is to interact with other BookTok users. You can do this by liking and commenting on their videos, and by following them. You can also join BookTok groups and communities.
  7. Be patient. It takes time to build a successful BookTok account. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results immediately. Just keep posting great content and interacting with other users, and you’ll eventually start to see your account grow.

Booktok Content Ideas

Sometimes thinking of Booktok ideas can be a pain and you don’t want to straight up copy other people who are making videos. I’ve said it before but whenever you think of a random idea, make sure you write it down! Make a notes in your phone and write down any ideas that you think of and then when you’re ready to film some content, you have a whole list to pick from.

If you see any bookish trends on booktok, do them! Filters and trends do really well sometimes and you have the opportunity to go viral!

If you’re looking for booktok ideas then it’s always good to take a look at other booktok accounts. That being said, if you’re stuck on ideas, take a look at the list of booktok ideas below and let me know what you think;

  • Book reviews: Share your thoughts and opinions on books you’ve read.
  • Book recommendations: Share your favourite books with others and why you love them.
  • Book hauls: Show off your new books and tell people what you’re excited to read.
  • Bookish aesthetics: Create videos that are visually appealing and capture the essence of books.
  • Bookish challenges: Participate in bookish challenges or create your own.
  • Bookish trends: Share bookish trends that you’re following or start your own.
  • Bookish memes: Share bookish memes that you find funny or relatable.
  • Bookish videos: Create videos about anything related to books, such as bookish fashion, bookish makeup, or bookish music.
  • Bookish interviews: Interview authors, book bloggers, or other bookish people.
  • Bookish collaborations: Collaborate with other BookTok users to create videos.

Here are some additional ideas:

  • Bookish edits: Create videos that are edited to music and feature bookish clips.
  • Bookish vlogs: Share your thoughts and experiences as a book lover in video format.
  • Bookish podcasts: Record and share audio recordings of yourself talking about books.
  • Bookish livestreams: Host livestreams where you can talk to other BookTok users about books in real time.

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Who To Follow On Booktok

You will be spoilt for choice! There are thousands if not millions of booktok accounts on TikTok and it might be difficult to find some that you love and must follow. Which is understandable because you probably have hundreds of favourite accounts and just like books, it might be impossible to just pick a favourite.

Take a look at some of the booktok accounts that I follow below and maybe give them a follow yourself.

  1. @Isabels.bookshelf – I love this account, she shares some amazing books and I’ve been following her for a while now. If you’re in the UK and you’re looking for a great UK Booktok account, go and drop a follow. She also posts some amazing trends which you could get inspiration from!
  2. @Lukesblog1 – I love Lukes page, one of the things I love about his TikTok is that he posts some amazing hauls and especially the ones from charity shops and I love it when I see thrifty bookish accounts that save books from the landfill and get them cheap in charity shops. Seriously, if you want a thrifty booktok UK account, drop him a follow.
  3. @literarylouis – It’s me, I do random book posts on my Booktok account, go and follow me!
  4. @Readwshelby – Shelby has over 50k followers on her Booktok account, her videos are amazing, she is the account that you have to follow if you want amazing book recommendations and some serious inspiration to kick off your booktok account.

Booktok Questions

If there’s anything else you need to know about Booktok, drop me a message or comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you found this how to create a booktok account post helpful, let me know. Are there any other booktok related posts you want to see?

I’m off to make some more booktok content, I wish you all the best in making your booktok account and remember, be patient and growth will come in time not all at once.

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