6 Book Blog Success Stories [2023]

6 Book Blog Success Stories [2023]
Start A Book Blog

Here are some real life success stories of starting a book blog:

1. OrderOfBooks.com ($600K/year)

Graeme McGaw (from Kingston, ON, Canada) started OrderOfBooks.com almost 12 years ago.

$50K / month
1 founders / 8 employees

Case Study

My name is Graeme McGaw, and I run the OrderOfBooks.com network of book websites.

The websites have been in existence for a decade now and currently make six figures per year.


Richard Reis (from San Francisco, CA) started Most Recommended Books over 3 years ago.

$1K / month
2 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hey! My name is Richard Reis and I’m the founder of Most Recommended Books (MRB, for short).


Learn more about starting a book blog:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a book blog?
-> Pros and cons of a book blog

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established book blog
-> Marketing ideas for a book blog

Other resources

-> Book blog tips

4. Book Club Chat ($48K/year)

Heather Caliendo (from San Diego, CA, USA) started Book Club Chat almost 5 years ago.

$4K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi, I’m Heather Caliendo, founder, and content creator for Book Club Chat, a website dedicated to book club questions, reviews, book lists, and author Q&As.

My flagship content includes original and unbiased book club questions and book lists that provide lots of book recommendations. Since starting in 2018, Book Club Chat has grown to more than 5,000 visitors a day and it’s been an awesome way to connect with readers and authors around the world.


5. Merrative ($24K/year)

Harshala Chavan (from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) started Merrative over 2 years ago.

$2K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

I am Harshala Chavan from Mumbai India - a maker, community-builder, and writer in the publishing and content industry.

Today, Merrative can provide on average USD 200 worth of projects to our talent. We generate on an average USD 1500 per month in marketplace transactions and are hungry to scale up!


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