Tools for book blogging

Whether you’re a fresh-faced blogger or a well-oiled blogging machine, you might just find this interesting. Here are a few tools and sites I’d like to share with you that can help your frequent and recurring struggles as a book blogger!

The Book Depository (TBD) is an international, online bookseller based in UK. With a massive catalogue consisting of more than nine million titles, you can surely find a book that suits your needs! Aside from that, The Book Depository provides worldwide delivery free of charge even to Asian countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore. You read that right; no unreasonable shipping fees! Can it get any better than that? Yes, it can! Its online bargain shop offers great discounted books up until 50% off!

With all that said, this is definitely one of the best places to run to if you’re after affordable, printed books! Click on the image below to start shopping:

Consider all your reviewing-related prayers answered thanks to Ashley‘s blessing to bloggerkind, the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin! This miraculous WordPress plugin is equipped with everything needed in order for you to finish your book review with ease, consequently allowing you to spend less effort formatting and giving you time to get more reading done.

Specifically, the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin formats your book reviews in less than a minute, grabs information straight from Goodreads, updates your review archives automatically and even includes 9 time-saving widgets! All of these conveniences for only $35.00 — a worthwhile investment in the long run, especially if you’re a frequent book reviewer (such as myself).

Ashley’s Nose Graze Shop offers other helpful and convenient WordPress plugins such as About the Author, Ask Me Anything, and Novelist. Her shop also features a lovely variety of WordPress themes. However, there is no doubt that the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin is my favorite work from her. After all, it is the only existing plugin that is specifically built and designed for book bloggers by a book blogger. Click on the image below to learn more:

Truth be told, Grammarly proved to be a fundamentally useful tool when I decided to completely revamp my blog as it aided me in revising and proofreading blog posts (see screenshot above this paragraph). What is it exactly, you ask?

Grammarly is a writing-enhancement platform that you can easily integrate into your browser and/or Microsoft Word application. It guarantees your writing, at its best, by eliminating grammatical mistakes, enhancing clarity and meaning with its context-optimized synonym suggestions, conducting more thorough spellchecks, and functioning as a plagiarism detector. In fact, Grammarly prides itself as the world’s most accurate online grammar checker as its grammar checking algorithms are developed by leading authorities on linguistic technology.

Regarding the truth behind that claim, I can personally confirm that this service is excellent as I’ve witnessed Grammarly identify correctly spelled words that are used in the wrong context. What I appreciated the most after installing the Chrome extension is its unbelievable accessibility; Grammarly isn’t limited to just blog posts. Rather, it works wherever you write online, even on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Tumblr. It also helps you compose effectively written, mistake-free emails! Grammarly proved to be equally handy after I downloaded its Microsoft Word plug-in.

You can install Grammarly for free and have it correct more than 150 types of grammatical errors. The more advanced version, Grammarly Premium, provides corrections for over 250 types of grammatical errors, vocabulary enhancement suggestions, and citation suggestions. Click on the image below to avail this service:

Do you have and/or know a blogger-friendly tool you’d like me to include here? Feel free to contact me.