What You'll Learn

  • 1

    Chapter 1 - Start With Why + Who

  • 2

    Chapter 2 - How to Request Books

    • Where to find out about new releases

    • How to request a book

    • Video - how to find the right person

    • All About NetGalley (+ a printable guide)

    • Why pub day is important

    • ARC Spreadsheet Download

    • When publishers say no (or nothing at all)

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    Chapter 3 - How to Review Books on Instagram & Beyond

    • How to write a book review

    • How to review a book you didn't like

    • Legal requirements for disclosure

    • How publishers use Goodreads

    • Instagram Posts

    • Instagram Stories

    • Book Giveaways + Worksheet

    • 📸 Photo Challenge

    • 🎉 You did it!!!!

    • BONUS: The Ultimate Guide to Hashtags for Bookstagram

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Bonus material

Here's what you'll get with the lessons

  • Course workbooks

    Printable e-books to guide you through the course, maximize your experience, and give you insider tips and strategies for NetGalley, book reviews, hashtags, and more.

  • Audio Lessons

    Listen to lessons on the go via a private podcast stream.

What students are saying...

Shannon Mulligan-Mayernik

I loved the course. As someone who is fairly new to bookstagram, I have been quietly sitting in the background taking it all in (while posting some pictures with some content). This course allowed me to understand the ins and outs of publishers and book reviewing.

Kelly Enright

I'm so glad that I took this course and definitely took away a whole host of new information. I am thankful for the many new resources I've been made aware of, and have gained confidence in building connections with publishers. Whitney is such a fun, knowledgeable, and relatable booklover who definitely knows what she is doing.

Katie Hill


Whitney, you are a wonderful teacher! I have learned so much about the publishing industry and about what publishers are looking for from bookstagrammers. There is no where else that I know of that I could have learned any of this information. I have pages of notes and I will come back to this content frequently. You have made it clear that working with publishers is about creating a relationship that is trustworthy and I feel confident in my ability to go ahead and do that now!

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Enroll now to take the next step towards a more exciting, engaged reading life - both in the pages and online.