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):


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:

$20 PayPal Cash or Amazon Gift Card:

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$10 in Books (Amazon or Book Depository):

$10 Amazon Gift Card:

Sterling Silver / CZ “Follow Your Heart” Necklace:

Sterling Silver Wishbone Pendant Necklace:

Recent release/Top Rated Book from CM McCoy’s library:

Signed Paperback of EERIE by CM McCoy:

Signed Paperback of EERIE (Goodreads Giveaway):

Irish Trinity Knot Wall Art:

CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber (Hardcover):

eBook UP IN A TREEHOUSE by KK Allen:

Written by CM McCoy