If you’re an author—aspiring or otherwise—who loves the BookTube community, then AuthorTube may be your next obsession. But what is AuthorTube?

What is AuthorTube, and Why Should I Care?

This small but tight-knit community is an off-shoot of the BookTube community. It focuses on topics close to the heart of authors: writing tips, prompts, ways to overcome writers block, and insights to the writing/publishing process.

If you’re a first-time author or aspiring author, having author friends is so important. A fellow author who you’ve befriended is infinitely more likely to read and blurb your book than someone you send the email equivalent of a cold-call to. The AuthorTube community is incredibly supportive, and actively engaging is a great way to connect with other authors!

Who Should I Watch?

Since AuthorTube is still such a niche community, there aren’t as many channels with hundreds of thousands of followers. However, here are some of the biggest AuthorTube channels to get you started:

Terrible Writing Advice

  • 246k subscribers
  • Posts irregularly
  • Animated

Writing with Jenna Moreci

  • 158k subscribers
  • Posts once a week
  • Vlog-style

Ellen Brock

  • 85k subscribers
  • Posts irregularly
  • Vlog-style

Vivien Reis

  • 67k subscribers
  • Posts once a week
  • Vlog-style

ShaelinWrites

  • 39k subscribers
  • Posts 2-3 times a month
  • Vlog-style

Kristen Martin

  • 35k subscribers
  • Posts every Monday
  • Vlog-style

Travis McBee

  • 31k subscribers
  • Posts irregularly
  • Mostly vlog-style, sometimes just audio

Chris Fox

  • 29k subscribers
  • Posts most Fridays
  • Vlog-style

The Creative Penn

  • 27k subscribers
  • Posts every Sunday
  • Mostly skype interviews, sometimes vlog-style

Bookishpixie

  • 27k subscribers
  • Posts irregularly
  • Vlog-style

Alexa Donne