Every April 23, World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated. This date was established by UNESCO to commemorate three central authors in universal literature: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.
The love for literature does not stay in books and with the advent of new technologies there are many users who share their passion for texts on different platforms, including Youtube.
In this community, a specific term is used to designate creators who dedicate their channels to generating exclusive content for literature: BookTubers. They share analysis and debates on books, literary genres and related topics on their channels. Beyond the diversities there is a common element: the love for literature.
Here are some BookTubers from Latin America that stand out for the quality of their content and the scope they have with their proposals that range from reviews, summaries of animated texts and even reading challenges..
In these channels you can also find the classics book hauls (when authors show off the latest books they bought) and tours of their book shelves or book shelf tours. All initiatives that seek to promote interest in texts.
1. Victoria Book Eater
With 67.6 thousand subscribers and more than 1 million total views on her channel, Victoria is one of the Argentine BookTubers that registered significant growth on her channel, created towards the end of 2020. In this space, share some typical content of this community, such as recommendations, challenges and reviews. You can find material on different styles and genres, from children’s books to classics, police and fantasy books.
2. Coos Burton
Literature reviews and recommendations related to the horror genre are the contents that predominate in this space. But you can also find reviews of other genres, such as romance and suspense. On his channel, which has 27.5 thousand subscribers and more than 1.8 million views, there are several videos that stand out for their reach and popularity that focus on two classic authors: Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe.
3. The Literary Shelf
The channel has 26,000 subscribers and you can find content on book reviews and summaries, as well as tips on reading productivity, literary trips and reading lifestyle, among other content. The author of the channel, created in 2016, is Luis Miguel Mesa Díez, who is a translator and a student of Literature.
4. Reader Status
This channel has 3.1 thousand subscribers and stands out for its reviews. It was created by the Colombian Eliana Andrea Castillo Quintero who recently turned to the Shorts format to share her recommendations.. Among the most popular titles there are police and horror novels as well as rankings of the most outstanding books.
5. Clau Reads Books
This channel has 643 thousand subscribers and was developed by the Mexican Claudia Ramírez, who studied Industrial Design and has a master’s degree in Communication. On his channel he shares comments and literary analysis. Outside YouTube, he has also carried out cultural dissemination tasks, and collaborated with publishing houses.
The channel has 10.8 thousand subscribers and there you can find the most typical formats of BookTubers such as summaries of readings, reviews, analysis and the classics. book haulwhich refers to the latest books purchased by the creators as well as visits to their shelves full of books.
7. Laly Arce
Laly Arce’s channel has 19 thousand subscribers. She is a communicator and her followers range from 13 to 20 years old, who identify with her because of the dynamic and simple language she uses to tell about her experience with her latest books she has read. Her channel focuses mainly on telling her experience with her texts.
8. Books for Buddy
The creator of the channel is the Peruvian Victoria Delgado, who is a teacher and Together with his “reading company”, as he calls his cats Buddy and Robin, he shares his impressions of various literary genres ranging from fiction to non-fiction novels.