JAW-dropping opportunities for readers of influence to talk, connect, and discover the latest books.

Even before hashtags were a thing, BookSparks has ridden the wave of finding what’s next in sharing the books we love. We’re the original source for pairing authors with influencers and sharing new books in fun and authentic ways. We invite you to join BookSharks and get early access to the books everyone will be raving about, exclusive content and special giveaways. Ready to dive in?

What It Means to Be a BookShark

@baosbooks

@jennsbookvibes

@hopelessbooklover_

@thebookgawker

Come Swim With Us

There are no “small fish” in the BookSharks pond. We’re an open and welcoming community of readers, book lovers and influencers, and we invite you to join us no matter your # of followers. In fact, being a BookShark gives you access to authors you may not otherwise get to review and is a great way to organically grow your social following and engagement. In addition to book reviews, we provide influencers with co-branded giveaway opportunities, brand-building tips and mentorship.

@baosbooks

@jennsbookvibes

Come Swim With Us

There are no “small fish” in the BookSharks pond. We’re an open and welcoming community of readers, book lovers and influencers, and we invite you to join us no matter your # of followers. In fact, being a BookShark gives you access to authors you may not otherwise get to review and is a great way to organically grow your social following and engagement. In addition to book reviews, we provide influencers with co-branded giveaway opportunities, brand-building tips and mentorship.

@hopelessbooklover_

@thebookgawker

The BookSharks Code

Our influencers are committed, punctual and professional. If you’re selected for a review or partnership opportunity, it is expected that posts are shared according to the designated timeline and accompanied by high quality images and your honest reviews. Also, “Fish are Friends, Not Food” … name that movie!

@bookpairings

@emilywilkinson

@simoneandherbooks

@shereadsdotcom

@bookpairings

@emilywilkinson

The BookSharks Code

Our influencers are committed, punctual and professional. If you’re selected for a review or partnership opportunity, it is expected that posts are shared according to the designated timeline and accompanied by high quality images and your honest reviews. Also, “Fish are Friends, Not Food” … name that movie!

@simoneandherbooks

@shereadsdotcom

Become a BookShark!

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Currently only open to U.S./Canada influencers.

BookSharks FAQs

As a BookShark, you’ll get early access to a TON of resources, including (but not limited to):

  • ARCs: Advanced Reader Copies (also known as galleys)
  • Sponsored publisher giveaways
  • Early review Pop Up Book Tours
  • Reading challenge ambassador calls
  • Event ambassador opportunities
  • And way more!

If you’ve been with us since the beginning, you may remember the “BookSparks Groupies” team of bloggers and influencers. This name was used until #SRC2017 when we celebrated #SharkWeek with a special guest book selection, The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor. What started as clever play on our company’s name – turning BookSparks into BookSharks –  has since grown into an influencer community of hundreds.

A Pop Up Book Tour is a limited time, early review opportunity that matches each book with its best team of ambassadors (considering parameters like genre, location, themes, etc.) and gives you early access to a copy in exchange for your review and social media posts. Giveaway winners are chosen at random and don’t require any action in return.

This is our #1 FAQ! Some general tips and things we look for in our book tour participants:

  • A proven track record of consistent, high-quality content
  • An engaged following
  • Personal brands that align with the book, the author and BookSparks
  • Leaders & mentors within the bookstagram community

…most importantly, we’re looking for passionate readers that love books so much they want to share it with the world.

Our biggest campaigns are by invitation only. The best way to be considered for these opportunities is to work with us throughout the year on our other book tour campaigns.

Opportunities will be posted to the BookSharks Facebook Group and shared in the Wednesday BookShark Bulletin newsletter.

Each Pop Up Book Tour opportunity will be accompanied by a request form: you’ll need to fill that out to get on the list!

Pro Tip: take a second to double-check your info before submitting; any missing information/broken links will disqualify your request.

If you are chosen for a Pop Up Book Tour, you will receive email confirmation the week following the close of the request form.

Due to the high volume of requests many of these tours get, we typically won’t be able to notify each requestor not selected for the tour. If you are concerned about your status in a pending tour, please direct your questions to courtney@sparkpointstudio.com.

It varies by book campaign and we do our best to spread the opportunities around to everyone.

In your confirmation email, you will receive posting date guidelines and the appropriate @Tags and #Hashtags.

As a book recipient, you are agreeing to post a minimum of one photo to your page of each title you receive and to tag us @BookSparks + @the author and any campaign hashtags.

Sometimes… because of the higher shipping costs (averages 3x more than sending to the lower 48), our Canadian Sharks are more rigorously screened & are not eligible for giveaways at this time. We will let you know if/when this changes!

Nothing! You “pay” for your books by posting about them on social media & sharing honest reviews with the authors.

Varies by campaign, following, and content quality. Contact us for more details.