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Tips To Start A BookTube Channel

BookTube Tips: How To Start A BookTube Channel


BookTube Tips

How To Start A BookTube Channel

You’re ready to start a book channel! Congratulations! In this guide we’ll cover everything you need to know about starting your channel and what it takes to succeed. We'll walk through the essential steps, including setting up your channel, adding videos, and growing an audience. You can also make money using your BookTube account.

Create a schedule and stick to it

One of the most important things to do when starting a BookTube channel is creating a schedule and sticking to it. This can be difficult, but it's essential if you want success in this new venture.

Creating a schedule is essential because if you don't have one then people won't know what time they can expect an upload from you each week or month (or however long). 

The best way for you to create own schedules is by scheduling your uploads with YouTube itself! By using this method you are able to set up specific days and times when certain things happen on our channel including live streaming events or special announcements.

Collaborate with other BookTubers

Collaborating with other BookTubers can be a great way to build your audience. You can collaborate on videos, reviews and giveaways together. You can also collaborate with other YouTubers who are interested in books.

Collaborating is fun because it helps you grow your channel and connect with other people who share similar interests as you do!

Be yourself and don’t try to imitate anyone

One of the most important things you can do is be yourself. This is especially true on YouTube, because people are watching your videos for themselves and not for other viewers. You don’t have time to worry about what other people think or do; instead, focus on being genuine and honest in your content so that people will want to watch more of it!

Also remember: don't try to imitate anyone else; there's no need for it—you'll just end up looking phony or phony-ish (which isn't helpful). Instead, remember that people like authenticity when they find it in others who aren't trying too hard.

Make sure that your videos are consistent and well-edited

  • Make sure that your videos are consistent and well-edited.

  • Make sure that you don't have any errors in your video or audio recordings, as this can negatively impact how people perceive them when watching them later on YouTube or other platforms.

Starting a BookTube channel is an interesting journey, but it requires a lot of effort.

To start a booktube channel, you need to do some work. It can be hard work, but it's worth it in the end. BookTube is an interesting hobby that allows you to make money from your channel and interact with other people online. Here's what you need:

  • A computer/smartphone with internet access (this is important)

  • A camera/video device (or smartphone) so you can record videos of yourself talking about books or whatever else comes up during the day.

BookTube Tips

1) Pick your name, logo, and cover banner. The cover banner doesn't have to be anything fancy but should convey the topic of your channel e.g. a picture of books on a shelf.

2) Set up your about page. Here you'll want to make sure you add your email so that publishers and authors can contact you directly if needed. Include information about the sorts of genres you like to read, if you're open for review requests, etc... You'll also want to make sure you include keywords about the sort of videos you'll be posting as it helps you show up in on site search results. 

3) Create videos. Make sure you have good lighting (natural light is best), and make sure you have clear audio when recording. When it comes to the backdrop a lot of BookTubers like to film in front of their bookshelves but don't worry if you don't have any/ yours just don't work for filming. Any clutter free backdrop will work fine. What you use to film your videos is up to you. Some buy expensive equipment for a more professional finish but a smartphone will work just as well.

4) Edit your videos. You can, of course, film and upload directly without doing any editing. You may want to include an intro and an outro to your video though and other edits. There are plenty of choices when it comes to editing software and apps. A lot of which are completely free to use. iMovie, YouCut, MyMovie, to name a few. 

5) Create good thumbnails. These will have a big impact on whether people click to watch your videos. Sites like Canva have lots of free templates you can use and edit with your own branding.

6) When posting book reviews make sure you make it clear if the video contains any spoilers. 

7) Create a posting schedule. Decide what day(s) and time(s) work best for you and create content to fit that schedule. Try to get the videos set up in advance so they automatically post consistently to your channel. 

8) Add captions for your videos to make them accessible to all. 

9) Connect with your community. BookTube is full of people sharing the love of books. Join in and network by commenting on other peoples videos and subscribing to their channels. Not only will you make some great connections but it'll also help you leverage your own channel in the process.

10) Share your videos on other social media sites and embed them in your book blog. It all helps to draw traffic to your content and your BookTube channel.

11) Reply to comments.

12) Create playlists. This helps make it easier for watchers to find the content they are most interested in and can help increase traffic to your videos. 

If you’re interested in starting a BookTube channel, there are many resources available that can help you get started. We hope this post has helped to answer any questions you may have had about what it takes to start a channel, so if we missed anything feel free to reach out!

Tips To Start A BookTube Channel

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