Book Blogger Collaboration Ideas | Jo Linsdell

Book Blogger Collaboration Ideas


Book Blogger Collaboration Ideas:  Ways to work with other Book Bloggers

Book Blogger Collaboration Ideas

Ways To Work With Other Book Bloggers

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I recently did a blog post about Reasons To Collaborate With Other Bloggers which discussed the benefits of collaborating with other bloggers. Hopefully this inspired you to consider incorporating collaborations into your own blog content. 

Now you've decided you want to reach out and work with other bloggers, you may be finding yourself stuck on what to do. Don't panic. I've got you covered 😎

How to collaborate with other bloggers

There are loads of ways you can collaborate with other book bloggers. Here's a few ideas to get you inspired:

1) Guest post

This is where you write a blog post for another website/ or where another blogger writes a blog post for your website. For example, I did a guest post where I shared 8 Awesome Mystery Novels.

2) Guest appearances

This is a reduced format of a guest post. Guest appearances are where you write a short piece to be included in a post. You can have several guest appearances in the same blog post. For example in my blog post Net Galley: What You Need To Know I had several book bloggers share their own experience using the Net Galley platform and comment on it. 

I often do these types of collaboration posts with my Bookish Blog Hops group. Here's an example of one hosted by A Book Lovers Adventures about our most popular blog posts of all time.

As well as hosting for the blog hops I also do a list post at the end of each event to recap all the stops and highlight all the people who took part. Like this one I did for Bookish Blog Hops Autumn Hop. It's an easy way to get extra mileage out of the collaboration and strengths the bonds with all participants that little bit more. If everyone who participates in the blog hop does the same that's a lot of extra link juice too. More about round ups later in this post. 

Join the Bookish Blog Hops Facebook Group to participate in collaborations with other book bloggers. You must have a book blog in order to be part of the group.

3) Filler for your posts

You've written an excellent blog post but it's still missing something. Maybe a fellow blogger did a blog post that would be the perfect fit to complete your post. For example, in this post about SEO for Book Bloggers: How to Improve SEO for Book Reviews when I talk about image optimisation I introduce a blog post by Search Engine Watch which covers basis image optimisation tips. 

This would also work well for book reviews, especially if you both read the same book but had different opinions about it. 

4) Quote them in research for your post

When writing about a topic you can do some research into it and ask the opinions of other bloggers. This can be as simple as running a poll on Twitter like I did for my post about Reading During Lockdown. This gives you extra material for your blog post and means you get to collaborate with other bloggers at the same time. 

5) A giveaway

Everyone loves a giveaway. I've been lucky enough to win several books by participating in giveaways. I always do an unboxing video when my prize arrives like this one I did for A Different Time by Micheal K. Hill.

I've also hosted giveaways like this one for The Royal Gift by Drae Box. The post also included my review of the book. (FYI you can grab a copy via my Amazon affiliate link here πŸ˜‰).

6) Interviews

Interview other bloggers. I did a series of blog posts where I interviewed different book bloggers about their book blogs, like this one with Stacey from Whispering Stories. It's a great way to get to know other book bloggers better.

You could also offer to be interviewed about your blog by another blogger for their website. Don't limit it to just blogs though. Try doing interviews on different social media platforms too. 

7) Round ups

Examples of this would be this post about the Best Bookish Blog Posts of 2020 which featured my blog post The Ultimate Guide for Book Bloggers, or my post about 30 BookTubers You Need To Watch.

Don't have a particular topic in mind? No problem! Be like Secret Library Book Blog and create a round up of the posts you've enjoyed reading recently. 

8) Challenges

Create a challenge that others can participate in or create one together with other bloggers. I have several challenges in place this year including the Blog Audit Challenge 2021, the Social Media Audit Challenge 2021, and the Clock Reading Challenge.

Another idea you might want to try is organising a readathon together. This can be a super fun way of reaching your common goals.

As you can see there's lots of ways you can work together with other book bloggers. So depending on how many people you want to collaborate with on the project and how much time each person has to work on it you can still pull together a collaboration. 

What's your favourite way to collaborate with other book bloggers? Last collaboration you did?

You might also like: Book Blogging Programs: Platforms Recommended by Book Bloggers

Ways to work with other Book Bloggers

I'm always looking to collaborate with other bloggers so if you'd like to work together please get in touch πŸ˜‰


  1. These are some fab ideas. I will bookmark this page. Thanks for sharing.

  2. love these ideas Jo!!! I think I will use a couple of these soon and I already have a wonderful group of book bloggers I know too :) <3

    1. That's great! I love collaborating with other bloggers. If you ever want to do a post together just let me know.

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    1. Thanks Nadine. Glad you liked them. One can never have enough ideas πŸ˜‰

  4. Inspirational! Downright inspirational!

    1. Thanks Karen ☺️ I'm so glad you liked the post.

  5. These are all excellent ideas! Collaborating can be so fun and helpful, too!

    1. I agree. I love working on collaborations with other bloggers. It's always fun to bring ideas together.

  6. These are all fabulous ideas. I love that you think of and work with other bloggers.