Giveaway: Instagram for Book Lovers – 3 Tips from an Expert (no, it’s not me)

I a little late to this whole “Instagram for book nerds” party, but I am loving these artsy book photos on these hashtags (click on them to check them out):

#bookphotography
#beautifulbooks
#bookstagram
#bookstagrammer
#bookworm
#booklover
#booknerd
#booksofinstagram
#booknerdigans
#booklove

And from accounts like @bookbriefs, @stephscottya and @paperfury.

If you’re new to Instagram and need some guidance in setting up an account, I put together a short guide with step-by-step instructions. Click here to download the .pdf file.

And now for some tips I picked up from the Insta-Booksta-guru author Stephanie Scott (whose debut ALTERATIONS will be featured in a First Pages spotlight on this blog next week!):

1. Use natural light for your bookish photos. There’s really no substitute, and it’s as simple as moving your set next to a window on an overcast day.

2. Use all 30 hashtags to show off your work 🙂  Instagram allows up to 30 hashtags in a post–use them!

3. See a bookish photo setup you like? Try it with your favorite title! Imitation is the best form of flattery, and Instagram’s bookish hashtags are a great place to find inspiration and crafty set-ups.

And now it’s time for some giveaway fun! I WANT TO SEE YOUR ARTSY BOOKISH PHOTOS! To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below 🙂

Here’s a few #bookstagrams I did (I like beads <3):

The Prize: One mystery book (CM McCoy’s choice) from my TBR (to be read) stack

Note: CM McCoy’s Contest Policy applies. Rafflecopter terms and conditions also apply. No Purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited.

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Current Giveaways


$25 Amazon Gift Card: https://www.nightowlreviews.com/V5/Blog/Articles/Eerie-25-by-CM-McCoy

$20 PayPal Cash or Amazon Gift Card: http://www.cmmccoy.com/blog/giveaway-20-paypal-cash/

$20 Amazon Gift Card: http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/spotlight-on-eerie-by-c-m-mccoy

$10 in Books (Amazon or Book Depository): http://www.cmmccoy.com/blog/review-giveaway-the-deathday-letter-by-shaun-hutchinson/

$10 Amazon Gift Card: http://www.cmmccoy.com/blog/guest-post-giveaway-channeling-your-inner-miss-piggy/

Sterling Silver / CZ “Follow Your Heart” Necklace: http://www.cmmccoy.com/blog/cover-reveal-giveaway-the-heartbeat-hypothesis-by-lindsey-frydman-sweet-college-romance/

Sterling Silver Wishbone Pendant Necklace: http://www.cmmccoy.com/blog/first-pages-giveaway-lessons-in-gravity-by-megan-westfield-contemporary-romance/

Recent release/Top Rated Book from CM McCoy’s library: http://www.cmmccoy.com/blog/giveaway-instagram-for-book-lovers-3-tips-from-an-expert-no-its-not-me/

Signed Paperback of EERIE by CM McCoy: http://www.cmmccoy.com/blog/inside-edition-interview-freebie-friday-signed-eerie-paperback/

Signed Paperback of EERIE (Goodreads Giveaway): https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/enter_choose_address/217854-eerie

Irish Trinity Knot Wall Art: http://www.cmmccoy.com/blog/first-pages-giveaway-soulmated-by-shaila-patel-teen-paranormal-romance/

CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber (Hardcover): https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ_BtVulryI/?hl=en

eBook UP IN A TREEHOUSE by KK Allen: http://www.cmmccoy.com/blog/review-giveaway-under-the-bleachers-by-k-k-allen-18-sports-romance/

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