43 Trending Book Blog Businesses [2024]

Updated: January 18th, 2023
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1. WordPress.com

Create a free website or build a blog with ease on WordPress.com. Dozens of free, customizable, mobile-ready designs and themes. Free hosting and support.

Where they're located: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Website traffic: 333M/month

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2. Webs

Webs: free website builder to create amazing, fully customizable websites. With our free website builder and hosting you can create websites with no lines of code. Choose one of our professionally designed templates for blogs, small sites or e-commerce websites and enhance them with our Premium plans

Where they're located: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Website traffic: 2.81M/month

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4. Designrr

Upload any web page, MS Word, Video, Podcast or YouTube and it will create a stunning ebook and convert it to pdf, epub, Kindle or Flipbook. Quick and Easy to use. Full Training, 24x7 Support and Facebook Group Included.

Website traffic: 290K/month

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5. BOOK RIOT

Book Riot celebrates all things books! Find the best books for your next read or book club, including new books in all genres. Get more books in your face.

Website traffic: 3.72M/month

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6. Tor.com

Where they're located: Karak, Jordan

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7. Literary Hub

Website traffic: 2.17M/month

8. Writer's Digest

Where they're located: Tampa, Florida, United States
Website traffic: 600K/month

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9. Better World Books

The socially responsible bookstore with cheap new & used books at bargain prices. Quality bookseller with free shipping that donates a book for every book sold

Where they're located: Los Angeles, California, USA
Website traffic: 1.58M/month

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10. Kirkus Reviews

Book reviews, recommendations, and the latest literary news from the most trusted voice in book discovery, Kirkus Reviews

Where they're located: Seattle, Washington, United States
Website traffic: 980K/month

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11. BookBaby

Self-publish, print and distribute your book worldwide at Amazon, Kindle, Apple Books and Barnes & Noble. We make book printing & publishing fast, easy and affordable.

Where they're located: Nianganfoix, Grenada

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12. Books-A-Million

Books-A-Million was founded in 1917 and since then they have grown to become the premier book retailing chain in the Southeastern United States, and the second largest book retailer in the nation

Where they're located: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Website traffic: 3.03M/month

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13. BookLikes

Website traffic: 110K/month

14. Online Quilting Fabric Store

Discover Fat Quarter Shop, the number one online quilt fabric store offering high-quality fabrics, supplies, patterns, and kits for quilting, sewing, crafters, and fabric lovers of all ages. ✓Secure ordering and free shipping on U.S. orders $80+

Where they're located: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Website traffic: 1M/month

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15. Deseret Book

Find thousands of LDS books, movies, music and more. Looking for an LDS related gift? Find it at Deseret Book!

Where they're located: San Diego, California, USA
Website traffic: 570K/month

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16. Freakonomics

The hidden side of everything

Website traffic: 600K/month

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17. The Book Designer

Practical advice to help build better books

Website traffic: 130K/month

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18. The Real Estate Book

Search for homes for sale, rental properties, find real estate agents, and open houses on The Real Estate Book.

Website traffic: 430K/month

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19. Brandon Sanderson

Website traffic: 530K/month

20. Modern Mrs Darcy

Where they're located: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Website traffic: 260K/month

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21. bookGeeks

bookGeeks is the best Indian book blog. We are proud to have a collection of over 1000 book reviews and a community of over 70,000 readers.

Website traffic: 70K/month

Find the best book recommendations by billionaires, icons, and world-class performers.

How much they make: $12K/year
Where they're located: San Francisco, CA
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 0

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How Two Best Friends Started A Side Hustle Recommending Books

Most Recommended Books helps you discover books recommended by the world's most influential people, with 500+ experts and 6,000+ books, and garnered 70,000 monthly visitors with the goal of reaching 100,000 to start looking at other ways of making money.

About
Richard started Most Recommended Books over 4 years ago
Revenue
Richard grew the business to $1K/month
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23. eBook Reader Reviews, eReader and Tablet News, Free eBooks

Website traffic: 520K/month

24. BookPage.com

Find expert book recommendations for the best books to read in all genres.

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25. epubBooks

epubBooks has free ebooks to download for Kindle or EPUB readers like iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Nook and eReaders.

Website traffic: 230K/month

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26. Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

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27. The Millions

Books, Arts, and Culture

Website traffic: 140K/month

28. Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Website traffic: 360K/month

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29. True West Magazine

Where they're located: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Website traffic: 360K/month

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30. The Horn Book

The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide are the most distinguished journals in the field of children’s and young adult literature and the core of our company. Founded in 1924 by Bertha Mahony to herald the best in children’s literature, more than eighty-five years later, we are still following her lead.

Where they're located: In Salah, In Salah, Algeria

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31. OrderOfBooks.com

Complete List of all Book Series in Order

How much they make: $600K/year
Where they're located: Kingston, ON, Canada
How much did it cost to start: $200K
Current team size: 8
Website traffic: 230K/month

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How I Started A Six-Figure Niche Book Blog

OrderOfBooks.com is a website that lists books in both publication and chronological order and generates six-figure revenue after starting off as a resource for the founder and his friends, serving as a valuable resource for book readers.

About
Graeme started OrderOfBooks.com over 12 years ago
Revenue
Graeme grew the business to $50K/month
Costs
It cost Graeme $200000 to start the business
Read by 16,798 founders

32. TeachingBooks

Website traffic: 130K/month

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33. How to Blog a Book

Inspiring You to Build Visibility, Boost Authority and Become an Author Post by Post

34. Maryse's Book Blog

Following my heart, one book at a time...

Website traffic: 150K/month

35. DianaGabaldon.com

Publication Date for BEES (Book 9)! I’m honestly and truly THRILLED to announce that We. Have. A. PUB DATE!! for BEES! As announced in an exclusive Entertainment Weekly article, the BEES publication date is… November 23, 2021 in the U.S.A. and the U.K.! So looking forward to sharing this book with you all! The cover art for the hardcover release of BEES in the U.S.A., published by Penguin Random House, is shown at right. Visit my GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE webpage for links to pre-order and reserve your copy of BEES, if you wish, and to read excerpts (samples) from my new novel. New Excerpts From BEES Have you read these newer excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE?     “Freedom Has Many Costs,” from July 4, 2021.     “Three-Hole Privy, from May 1, 2021.     Happy Flag Day! This blog entry celebrates the birthday of the U.S. flag on June 14, and includes a short excerpt from BEES. As of April, 2021, […]

Website traffic: 100K/month

36. Crime by the Book

Crime book reviews and recommendations, covering the newest psychological thrillers, mysteries, Nordic Noir, and more.

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37. The Book Blogger List

Are You Listed?

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38. The Book Rat

39. TLC Book Tours

TLC Book Tours is a virtual book tour site. Virtual book tours are a promotional tool for authors to connect with readers via well-read book blogs and specialty blogs.

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40. The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger

41. Whispering Stories

Whispering Stories is a book blog that feaures book reviews, author interviews, author guest posts, and much, much more.

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42. Book Club Chat

Book Club Chat is a book lover's destination of book previews, reviews, and book club questions to provide readers with their next great read.

How much they make: $48K/year
Where they're located: San Diego, CA, USA
How much did it cost to start: $50
Current team size: 0
Website traffic: 90K/month

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How I Started A $4K/Month Website Dedicated To Book Club Questions, Reviews And Book Lists

Book Club Chat founder Heather Caliendo started a website dedicated to book club questions, reviews, and book lists with no upfront costs by dedicating a lot of time to reading and writing high-quality content that attracts over 5,000 daily visitors and has made $4,000 per month in ad revenue alone by focusing on organic search, SEO, and Mediavine.

About
Heather started Book Club Chat almost 6 years ago
Revenue
Heather grew the business to $4K/month
Costs
It cost Heather $50 to start the business
Read by 5,281 founders