Hashtags Writers & Readers Use

Savvy Readers, we know you’re super savvy, so excuse us if you already know everything we’re about to tell you.. But we would like to chat about hashtags.

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Want to get your tweets and Insta pics out there? Looking for people to chat books with? We have a list of the best and most popular hashtags used by (and for) writers, readers, and book lovers in general. If you want to talk about books, reach a book loving audience, or connect with other writers, consider using the hashtags below on Instagram and/or Twitter!

Using these hashtags is great for two reasons: you can find the tweets or pictures that have what it is you’re looking for (i.e. advice, entertainment, a specific book, etc.) AND you can you can categorize your own tweets and pictures this way (which leads toconversation, connection, and engagement!). It’s a win-win, really. So, go on, #HASHTAG.

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Book and Reading Hashtags (Twitter/Instagram)

#AmReading – “This is what I’m reading”
#BookLover – used by anyone who wants to discuss a book – publishers, authors, readers
#Bibliophile – AKA book lover
#BookAddict – Self explanatory?
#ebooks – Looking for something to download? Find ebooks (and deals!) with this tag.
#books – What it says, really.
#bookchat – Discussing your book? Use this hashtag!
#LitFic – Discussing and sharing good old literary fiction
#50BookPledge – Our favourite hashtag! Kidding… Sort of. Tell us what you’re reading for the 50 Book Pledge!
#Goodreads – connect with others in the Goodreads community
#WhatToRead – looking for a recommendation, or want to give a recommendation? Check out this hashtag.
#FridayReads and #WeekendReads – specifically what you’re reading on Friday and/or for the weekend
#WomensFiction or #ChickLit – A few popular genre-specific tags

Genre Specific — #crime, #comedy, #darkfantasy, #dystopian, #erotica, #histfic, #historical, #kidlit, #MGLit (middle grade lit), #paranormal, #scifi, #sciencefiction, #YA, #YALit #YABook, #fiction, #nonfiction

PLUS, book titles! Hashtag book titles (like #LonelyHeartsHotel and #TheHateUGive) when you’re talking about specific books.

Writer-Specific Hashtags (to connect with other writers)

#AmWriting – Posts from people who are writing (and potentially stressed out – or excited – about it)
#AmEditing – Posts from people who are editing and revising their work
#AskAgent – Agent questions (and answers!)
#FictionFriday – Writing, reading, or promoting fiction… on Fridays
#NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month (Read more here!)
#pubtip – Publishing tips from both experts and your fellow writers
#writetip – Writing advice and inspiration for when you just can’t think anymore
#Author – Shameless self-promotion!
#publishing – General publishing industry discussion

Instagram-Specific Hashtags

#Bookstagram – Cool photos of books, basically. Note: there are over 10 MILLION posts using this hashtag)
#EpicReads – Photos of beautiful books, and book culture
#books – Just what it says
#BookClub – Mostly what people are reading for book clubs
#bookshelf or #bookshelves – Photos of beautiful, beautiful bookshelves.
#bookstore – Photos of amazing bookstores (fair warning: you’re going to want to travel the world after checking this out)
#booksofinstagram – Like humans, but books
#booklover – More of the same Bookstagram-y stuff
#booksigning – Authors signing their books (or promoting upcoming signings!)

So, what will you hashtag first!? Chat with us on Twitter @SavvyReader and tell us all about what you’re writing and reading.

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Happy hashtagging!

Ashley

Follow me on Twitter @SavvyReader & @ashleyposluns

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