Who Is The Most Instagrammed Writer Of All Time?

Guest post and Infographic by Rebecca Armstrong

It’s pretty clear that social media has taken over the world, with people constantly sharing updates about their lives, their interests, and hobbies. And those interests definitely include reading!

Whilst we might think of networks like Instagram as more typically associated with selfies, fashion, celebrities, and travel, hashtags related to books and reading are actually incredibly popular. Bibliophiles are using hashtags like #books, #bookstagram, and #booknerd to share their love of reading with the world, and these hashtags have been used millions of time across the network. #Books alone has been used to tag close to 30 million posts, for everything from impressive bookshelves to inspirational literary quotes from a favourite author.

McGowan Transcriptions decided to explore this trend more closely to find out which writers are ‘gone but not forgotten’ in the age of social media. They’ve conducted their own study looking at which writers are the most frequently mentioned on Instagram. They have compared tagged posts for 27 classic authors, poets, and playwrights, and have analysed Google Trends data for the top five to determine which events and anniversaries cause search interest to rise and fall.

Take a look at the infographic below to see the full results of the research!

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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17 Responses to Who Is The Most Instagrammed Writer Of All Time?

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  2. carhicks says:

    This was quite interesting. Surprising, but not surprising if you get what I mean. Some of those classic authors will always be a draw.

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  3. amazing infographic! great job. of course i’ll always be a solid fan of Mark Twain.

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  4. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    So great to see a WOC in the top 5 🙂 I remember instagramming a photo of my battered old copy of The Hobbit, and being stunned by the amount of love it got – makes sense looking at this, all the Tolkien fans are on Instagram!

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  5. J.P. Choquette says:

    What a fun infograph! There were certainly some surprises there (and some not as much). Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. This is really interesting! Thanks for sharing. I am not surprised that a lot of classic authors made the list. I am surprised to see that J.K. Rowling didn’t even make in it in the top 27!

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  7. What a fun post!!! Thank you for sharing this 💕

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  8. Angela @ Books of a Shy Girl says:

    Interesting post! I thought I would find Agatha Christie in the top 5 authors, and I was surprised she wasn’t. Though now that I think about it, I should have known that Shakespeare would be in 1st place hahaha

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  9. Priyasha says:

    Yaaaay💜💕No one else can be 💜💕❤

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