TikTok is taking the book world by storm with its official launch of the TikTok Book Awards!
It’s no secret thatBookTokhas become a powerhouse community on TikTok, making waves in both publishing sales and on-screen entertainment.
Now, TikTok wants to celebrate this fantastic community with awards recognizing some of our favorite authors, books, and creators!
TikTok Partnerships and the Launch of BookTok Awards
With partnerships like Penguin Random House already underway (launched last September), creating the first-ever UK/Ireland-based celebration of the BookTok ecosystem was just another step for this social media giant.
The 2023 Tiktok Book Awards will feature nine fascinating categories from “Creator of the Year” to “Best Book I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time.”
Community Involvement in the BookTok Awards
One aspect that makes these awards so unique?
This fantastic level of inclusive approach allows us all to have a voice in determining who deserves recognition at next year’s ceremony.
Come July, not only can we get involved personally in curation but also express opinions formally through voting capabilities via a handy app hub designed for followers based out of Ireland and UK.
Talk about having your say!
As someone who devours books regularly and endlessly seeks recommendations from trusted sources online, notably via Twitter, nothing beats discovering new reads from unfiltered reviews.
Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon are recognized as great influencers when it comes to must-read titles seen across different social channels.
However, other lesser-known personalities should never be underestimated regarding personal taste or preferences.
Especially if they come from diverse backgrounds or are continuously producing content related to books all year round.
This is why the new initiative labeled ‘The Oscars’ for readers feels perfect in every way, shape or form how incredibly engaging would that be?
Besides all these incredible features adding various ways to appreciate reading choices amongst fellow TikTokers, it is important to acknowledge the impact of BookTok on today’s publishing industry.
The Impact of BookTok on the Publishing Industry
Book sales have been boosted thanks to quick TikTok video recommendations.
Who knew this app had so much potential?
Gone are the days when libraries and bookstores were our only sources for learning about new works nowadays we can always rely on a quick scroll via social media!
There are even times when I’ve stumbled across my favorite authors pivoting into these apps or newcomers just offering helpful insights in how their books could provide personal growth, soft skills such as leadership among other topics more casual than always endorsing fictional reading material.
Not all advice has to be found within self-help titles!
These awards have been long overdue, and already need updates.
Ensuring reps from publishers around Ireland and the UK appreciate the efforts that go behind that building visibility is crucial.
It helps individuals shape up tastes that reflect diverse voices, pushing us towards an era of shared intellectual curiosity.
In this era, differences aren’t regarded as irrelevant features, but rather opportunities to learn directly from one another.
Reading has never ceased being a major hobby trend. In fact, recent reports revealed book sales grew by over 20% during lockdown.
Even online platforms like Amazon are setting up new strategies, featuring its reads at convenient prices.
These are running under the “Prime Reading” tag, alongside audiobook versions.
But beyond having readable content readily available – there’s nothing more enjoyable than finding deals discovered via recommended channels out of genuine interest.
All hail is tapping into collective intelligence using technology.
This leads millions to strive towards more intentional lifestyles. If given enough good guidance, driven both by mind expansion and not just mere entertainment, it helps in keeping the lifestyle on track.
While embracing enlightenment, it’s often disguised amid mysterious pages, begging for exploration & discussion.