Book Blogger Interview: Michael Everts from FIT 2B READ

Book Blogger Interview: Michael Everts from FIT 2B READ

Book Blogger Interview Series

Getting To Know The Book Blogging Community One Guest At A Time


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I hope you're enjoying this series of book blogger interview posts and getting to know some great members of the book blogging community along the way.

In case you miss them, you can check out the other book blogger interviews so far:

Hayley from Shelflyfe 

Kira from TheBookBella

Holley from Chasing Destino

Sadie from See Sadie Read

Eric from Breakeven Books

Sophie Davies from Sophie's Reading Room

Erin from Erins Book Reviews

Divya Agrawal from celebrityreadshush


Are you ready to get to know another member of the book blogging community?

Today the focus is on booktube. 

I've been on booktube for over 8 years now and love this medium for sharing about books (and blogging). 


Subscribe to my channel now! 😉


I'm looking forward to chatting with other BookTubers during this series to get some behind the scenes insight into how they are approaching the book blogging community and what they've learnt so far.



Today's guest is Booktuber Michael Everts from FIT 2B READ


Getting to Know Booktuber Michael Everts from FIT 2B READ


The Interview:


1. What made you want to join Booktube?

Reviewing books extends the life of a good book for me. My relationship to it gets to last longer than just the end of the last page. BookTube creates a great sense of community to engage with people who share a passion for books.

2. How long have you been a booktuber?

Started filming reviews 8 months ago, but posting just 4 months ago.


3. How often do you upload new video content to your channel?

I have a solid upload schedule of every Thursday at 1pm. I always upload a new episode at least once a week. A 2nd weekly video upload happens occasionally.


4. Where do you connect most with other BookTubers outside of YouTube?

I rarely connect outside YouTube with BookTubers. When I do its usually Gmail. My personality is that I can rush familiarity with someone I feel a connection to bookishly, and I'm OK with that!


5. What are your goals for your channel?

My goal is to produce great content that furthers an appreciation of the books I review and inspires long back and forth over comment sections and perhaps eventual livestreams. I love to blow up the comments sections with others who like to do the same.


6. Give your top 3 tips for BookTube success

I am at about 1K subscribers and recognize I am not an expert. One thing I value as a personal trainer with a strong academic pedigree is appreciating expertise. PT is a field with little regulation and a lot of non experts...what I'll say for BookTube, is what appeals to me.

I prefer more than anything, reviewers who are authentic. You can often pick that out right away, sometimes it takes longer. If you are reviewing and authentic and not just trying to get clicks and subscribers, I'm so much more likely to tune in. #1 and 2 would have to be creativity, and 3. Sticking to a beloved genre.


7. What's the hardest part of being a BookTuber?

Most difficult is preparing and filming. The time commitment. I do not want to film anything that is inauthentic or unprepared. I take notes when I read and then when I finish I work hard to put it all together. At night when kids finally go to sleep I have limited time to shoot before to get enough sleep for early morning clients. If I start filming and dogs bark or loud cars pass by, that can be tough.

8. What's your favourite book you've read so far this year?

My favorite book is easy to say because I just read Dune for the 10th time. Maybe that's not fair. I'll say my favorite 2020 new release has been The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

9. Who are some of the BookTubers you watch regularly?

I follow probably 50 YouTubers large and small. Some of my favorites are:

BOOKS WITH BRITTANY ATTENTION! BOOKTUBE GODDESS THE BOOKISH MOM

10. What is your most viewed video on your channel?

My most viewed video is a 5 Likes and 5 Dislikes review of Ready Player Two, which is unfortunate because it was an early video for me and I did poor with the audio. Its also a bit more YA than my typical taste in SciFi



I hope you've enjoyed getting to know Michael better and encourage you to subscribe to his booktube channel.

FYI You can subscribe to my booktube channel too 😉


Book Blogger Interview: Michael Everts from FIT 2B READ


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8 comments

  1. Great interview with Michael. So many wonderful Booktubers out there.

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    1. Thanks Stacey. Glad you enjoyed it. There really are so many awesome booktubers on YouTube now. Can get lost watching their videos for ages.

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  2. Great interview. This is something I have been contemplating get involved in, but I am not sure if I am ready to take my reviewing to that level as yet.

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    1. Booktube is great fun. I love video as a medium for reviewing. If you're camera shy you could always do slides with a voice over. It doesn't have to be a talking head video with you on camera. Let me know if you do start a channel.

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  3. Excellent interview. I am a very very slow booktubet. I aoplaud those who can make it work for them.

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    1. There are some amazing booktubers out there and I honestly don't know how they do it. I'm definitely in the small youtuber section.

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  4. Authenticity in reviews, no matter the format, is a must. Excellent interview. I am enjoying this series.

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    1. Thanks Kate. Glad you like the series 😊 I totally agree. Authenticity is a must when reviewing.

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