In Episode 43, Jordan Moblo talks about how he grew his #bookstagram account to over 35,000 followers in a year and a half and shares tips for growing your own #bookstagram account.
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- Why Jordan started his #bookstagram account (and what his husband thought about it initially).
- How he grew his account to 30,000 followers in the age of the Instagram algorithm.
- How he feels about being a male in the predominantly female #bookstagram community.
- How Jordan fits his #bookstagram “work” in given he has a full-time job.
- The origin of the white coffee mug.
- How Jordan found his #bookstagram “aesthetic.”
- Jordan’s best photography and photo editing tips.
- How Jordan jumped from reading 15 books a year (pre-#bookstagram) to reading 225 books in 2019.
- How both Jordan and I got to be Book of the Month judges.
- Jordan’s Mystery Book Club.
Jordan’s Book Recommendations
Two OLD Books He Loves
- Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven | Buy from Amazon [23:35]
- The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh | Buy from Amazon [26:04]
Two NEW Books He Loves
- You Are Not Aloneby Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (Out March 3) | Buy from Amazon [28:48]
- Anyone by Charles Soule | Buy from Amazon [33:46]
One Book He DIDN’T Love
One NEW RELEASE He’s Excited About
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakesby Suzanne Collins (Release Date: May 19, 2020)| Buy from Amazon [39:13]
Other Books Mentioned
- The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell | Buy from Amazon [20:48]
- Nothing to See Hereby Kevin Wilson (My Review)| Buy from Amazon [22:06]
- The Fountains of Silenceby Ruta Sepetys | Buy from Amazon [22:06]
- Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [25:36]
- Recursion by Blake Crouch (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [28:10]
- An Anonymous Girlby Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [28:48]
- The Wife Between Usby Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen | Buy from Amazon [31:10]
- The Oracle Year by Charles Soule | Buy from Amazon [34:30]
- Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan (My Review)| Buy from Amazon [37:43]
- The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins | Buy from Amazon [39:26]
- Steph at Pie Lady Books
- Jordan’s #bookstagram tutorial post
- Facetune (photo editing app)
- Preview (Instagram app)
- Jordan’s Book of the Month essay on The Family Upstairs
- Sarah’s Book of the Month essay on Nothing to See Here
- Ep. 25: Siobhan Jones (Book of the Month Editorial Director)
- Ep. 40: Byrd Leavell (Literary Agent with United Talent Agency)
- Carrie from Boston Book Fanatic (Jordan’s Mystery Book Club partner)
- Jordan’s wedding picture Instagram post
- Jordan’s New / Original A Little Life Instagram post
Jordan runs the #bookstagram account @jordys.book.club, which has over 35,000 followers.
He is also a television Executive and lives in Los Angeles.
Mini Episode featuring Jayda Justus (@thehistorymom) on historical fiction and nonfiction history (airing January 29).
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