Calling All Authors on TikTok! #StitchThis

I recently discovered “BookTok” (a community for book lovers on TikTok) and I am in LOVE!

If you think TikTok is just for young kids and/or people who want to dance on social media, think again.

There are currently 1 BILLION active users on TikTok and there are communities forming on the platform for every niche you can possibly imagine. I’ve started to discover some authors who are using TikTok in super creative ways to promote their books, and I love what they are doing!

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Here are a few of my favorites so far:

  • Brooke (Kennedy Fox) – a romance author who writes under her own name (Brooke Cumberland) as well as a pen name (Kennedy Fox) she uses when she writes with a co-author
  • Gabrielle Stone – author of Eat, Pray, #FML (NOT to be confused with Eat, Pray, Love) which is about her journey of divorcing her husband after finding out he was cheating on her for 6 months with a 19-year-old

And I am just starting to scratch the surface of what’s out there. If you follow any amazing authors on TikTok, share their names/handles in the comments below. I’d love to check them out!

And if you’re an author on TikTok, the video below is for you. I posted this TikTok in hopes of connecting with more authors on the platform. Stitch my TikTok and tell me and (the TikTok world) about your book. Every week in my Meet the Author Monday series I feature a different author on my blog. I’ll check out your response on TikTok, and if your book looks like a good fit for my audience, I’ll reach out to see if you’d like to be featured.

Published by Kelly Schuknecht

Kelly Schuknecht is a marketing director with a background in the publishing industry and a passion for all things related to books. She blogs about book marketing because she loves helping authors navigate the world of social media to discover new ways to promote and sell their books. If you're looking for something good to read, you can find Kelly's top picks here: www.kellyschuknecht.com/book-faves.

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