If you’re trying to build buzz for an audiobook — whether to celebrate its launch, promote a discount on Chirp, or reinvigorate a backlist title — posting eye-catching pictures of it on social media can be a great way to attract attention. But how can you make it clear you’re promoting an audiobook at a glance, without relying on your audience reading the caption?
In this post, we’ve compiled 17 gorgeous audiobookstagrams on Instagram from authors, publishers, and book bloggers who’ve amassed demonstrably high levels of engagement for posts in which it’s obvious the featured book is available as an audiobook. We hope this post inspires you to snap some pics!
Steph Baker (@thebakerbookworm), proofreader at HarperCollins, photographed the audiobook of The Poet X in an audiobook player on a phone with wired earbuds.
Book blogger Bianca (@bianca.c.reads) shared the audiobook of You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson with big headphones over an open hardcover.
Book blogger Kim (@kimbookwyrm) showcased the audiobook of Cemetery Boys in a tablet with headphones surrounded by candles and leaves for a gorgeous fall aesthetic.
Instead of displaying Greenlights in an audiobook player, book blogger Julia (@macaronsandmermaids) showed off the ebook cover next to a pair of wireless earbuds.
Similarly, HarperCollins (@harpercollins) posted a photo of the audiobook cover of Madeleine Albright’s memoir in a phone alongside wireless earbuds.
Author Jennifer L. Armentrout (@jennifer_l_armentrout) staged her audiobook of From Blood and Ash in a phone next to adorable gold wired earbuds and printed text reading, “Audiobook Available Now!”
Book blogger Jess (@the_afterword) took a picture of herself holding a phone displaying the ebook cover of Four Winds along with headphones to indicate she listened to the audiobook.
Book blogger Ally Bryan snapped a close-up of herself holding Perfect on Paper in an audiobook player over a decorative backdrop.
Author Jessica Hawkins (@jessica_hawkins) photographed the audiobook cover of Violent Ends on a phone next to a tablet with the ebook cover.
Book blogger Kait (@kait.reads.books) featured the audiobook of Home Before Dark in a phone next to wireless earbuds on top of several open paperbacks.
You don’t always need to feature earbuds or headphones in order to make an audiobook recognizable as such! Book blogger Amanda (@bookmarks.and.dogears) propped a phone with the audiobook of Stamped from the Beginning on an open hardcover of another of the author’s books, How to Be an Antiracist, alongside glasses on a wooden surface.
Simon & Schuster (@simonbooks) artfully arranged the audiobook of How We Fight for Our Lives on top of two open hardcovers next to a blanket that fit the shot’s aesthetic.
Author Sylvia Day featured her audiobook of Mischief and the Marquess next to wired earbuds atop a closed notebook that matched the color on her book’s cover.
Book blogger Tina (@wellreadladies) showed off a cat cuddling with a phone displaying the audiobook of Plain Bad Heroines, which is sure to grab anyone’s eye! 😻
Book blogger Abbie (@ab_reads) posted a photo of the audiobook When No One Is Watching on an open book, with wired earbuds, coffee, and blankets completing the shot.
Book blogger Sarah (@tipsybookreviews) displayed the audiobook of The Hate U Give on a hardcover alongside colorful, staggered capped markers.
Book blogger Kelsey (@kelseyandherbooks) creatively displayed multiple audiobooks (in audiobook players) on separate phones on top of their respective open hardcovers — a feat that could be accomplished with photo editing software rather than owning this many phones.
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