What’s your take on Booktube?

Helloooo peeps,

So, my question for you today is:

What’s your take on Booktube? Do you follow any Booktubers?

Technically, I still have my own youtube channel, but I have only posted a couple of really bad quality videos that were last uploaded about a year ago!

Every now and again I’ll get the urge to go back to making videos, but then I see the most fantastic Booktubers out there with their professional-looking setup and I feel sort of discouraged. I know my videos won’t be nearly as good as theirs (I just don’t have the right kind of camera and lighting).

Buuuuut I really want to give this another go (Maybe I like torturing myself, I don’t know… Haha!). The Booktube community just seems like so much fun!

I mean, where else would you find a 24h Readathon, a Harry Potter Nerd Off, and Random Book Recommendations?!

Now, all I need is a good video-editing program that won’t cost me an arm and a leg! 🙂

So any advice (or warning!) would be great!

Do you have your own Youtube channel? What are your thoughts on Booktubers?




17 thoughts on “What’s your take on Booktube?

  1. Briana says:

    I actually don’t follow Booktube mostly because I don’t like watching videos in general. I find reading so much faster. And, while it definitely depends on the content creator, I find some are really rambling and take ten minutes to say something they could have said in three.

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  2. Lottie @ Novellique says:

    Booktube was how I got into the idea of book blogging, but I think I prefer blogging much more now. I’d like to one day consider creating videos instead of blog posts, but I’m also super self-conscious and I’m not sure I could maintain the motivation to film videos all the time. I respect people who do, though!

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  3. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Don’t kill me but I’ve never looked at booktubers. Honestly between GR, IG, FB, WP and twitter I’m already overflowed and I barely have time to read anymore. And yet this is our main purpose no? 😉

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  4. Lais says:

    I do like Booktube and book blogging and because I follow very different people, I end up with a bigger range of book recommendations. Most part of the Booktubers I’m subscribed to are mostly fantasy readers, while most part of the book bloggers I read are contemporary readers. As a person who really likes Booktube, I don’t think you need the perfect lighting or set-up to have a great channel! As you grow, you can start investing on better equipment, if you decide you really want to continue making videos. I know it’s a cliche advice, but I definitely agree that you don’t have to start perfectly! Good luck!

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  5. Sarah @ papertrailrambles says:

    I really like BookTube, although I do get annoyed when lots of different people are promoting the same book – I know they have been given them to read and give their opinions on, but there are certain times when you keep hearing the same things over and over again. That said, I have received some great recommendations from BookTube and been introduced to authors I would never have tried otherwise.
    I don’t think that the perfect equipment is necessary to have a great channel. Good luck with it and let us know when you post your first video 😀

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