What is a BookTok and how to start one?
It may seem like TikTok is all about people dancing, making goofy faces, and sporting the latest filter and special effects while they sing. While this is the truth for many TikTok users, it is fortunately not the case for every platform user.
There is a phenomenon called BookTok now and it is a niche for users to be able to discuss their favorite books. It has become such a success that even authors are jumping in to discuss any books they have in store for the near future.
The #BookTok hashtag
If you go online right now and search for this hashtag, you will find that there are over 29.1 billion views for content related to the recommendation, review, and reading of books. That is definitely a number that no one should ever consider a small thing.
This means that the biggest retailers in the book industry are setting their sights on this TikTok phenomenon. Given that TikTok videos allow people to express themselves in many ways. This has also created a much more powerful way for them to engage their audience.
The most relevant aspect of this is that a large number of people are involved in this business now. Not only avid readers from every corner of the world, but also many authors. They are usually looking to find feedback on their latest work.
How do you set up a BookTok?
Now that you have an idea of what a BookTok is, you can start the process of making an account. It is important that you edit your profile to reflect your love for books and if you are an author or a passionate reader.
One thing that is important to note is that you won’t be able to link anything external on your profile bio until you have reached 1K followers. The good news is that you can gain access to that feature by creating a business account.
Make an introductory video
Before you start interacting with other BookTokers, you should make an introductory video that showcases the 101 on what you like. Let people know the kind of books you like and if you are a writer or just someone passionate about reading.
This kind of video is always good because it gives people a quick rundown of the reasons why they should follow you. You should take your time and make this initial video production look good.
It is common for TikTok videos to be of low quality in terms of production. That said, the better the video looks, the more seriously people will take you. This is something to consider at all times. Fortunately, most smartphones in modern times have decent-quality videos. Regardless, paying attention to lighting and audio quality is always good.
Avoid interacting with anything other than book-related content
If you wish to make your TikTok a personalized community, you need to avoid interacting with content unrelated to books. Every time you like a video or comment on a clip, the algorithm considers this.
What this means is that your TikTok feed could start to get recommendations that do not align with the book content. You need to be interacting with book lovers, amateur, and professional authors, etc. This is the best way to ensure that your feed always contains material related to books.
Do your best to stay relevant within the community by commenting on other BookToker videos. This is going to make it easier for you to engage that audience and have a genuine connection with them. Keep in mind that anyone who joins and seems to be looking for exposure only is quickly spotted and not likely to be followed by many people.
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