Top 10 Publishing Tumblrs

There is no shortage of Tumblrs from the world in publishing, but these 10 take the cake.

10. Bookshelf Porn

It’s okay, you don’t have to be ashamed. We all do it….ogle people’s bookshelves that is. Bookshelf Porn has your fix of amazing bookshelves from around the world.

9. Cover Spy

Maybe looking at bookshelves isn’t your thing. Maybe you’re more into spying on people reading on the train? CoverSpy highlights the top books spotted on New York’s MTA system. They stare awkwardly at strangers so you don’t have to!

8. Life of a Dude in Publishing

The Dude proves: there are straight men that work in publishing. Filled with funny gifs, publishing humor, and the occasional rant, we love to spend our mini-breaks with Dude in Publishing.

7. Life in Small Press Publishing

Life’s a little different outside of the Big 5, and Life in Small Press Publishing gives us a great glimpse into that world. Sure, much of the content is similar to Life in Publishing and the other GIF tumblrs, but the small press twist sets this Tumblr apart.

6. Librarian Problems

Libraries are a unique universe, and the librarians who inhabit them live and breathe books all day long. This tumblr airs some of the daily grievances - think clueless patrons, monotonous tasks, and of course, books they’re reading.

5. Slaughterhouse 90210

Literary quotes paired with stills from contemporary television. What’s not to love?

4. Googly Eyed Books

There is plenty of whimsy in this book-themed tumblr. The most respected literary works are instantly humbled when you stick on some googly eyes.

3. Slush Pile Hell

Do you miss Miss Snark? Slush Pile Hell has taken over the reins with grace and sarcasm. This anonymous agent posts and responds to actual queries from her inbox (and sometimes Twitter feed). A great cautionary tale for writers on the agent hunt.

2. Go Book Yourself

Still relying on Amazon’s book algorithms for your book recommendations? Head over to Go Book Yourself and you’ll receive real book recommendations from real people. It’s like having a bookseller or librarian inside your Tumblr feed.

1. Title To Come

But more than the snarky publishing pros and clever readers, we love the author’s perspective. They have more neurosis than all of us (and I suspect they can hold their liquor better too!)

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