Booktube Statistics!

Hello people,

Today I’ve made something I’ve been meaning to make for a while… In order to satisfy the cravings of my inner Microsoft Excel nerd, I’ve produced a graph of all the Booktubers* with over 30K subscribers (otherwise it was really long) with their number of subscribers they have! 📊📚📷

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I would like to say though, this is purely for interest. I rarely look at how many subscribers a Booktuber has – if I like their videos, I’ll watch them, regardless of how popular they are. Booktube isn’t a competition about having more subscribers than everyone else, it’s about producing interesting content and having interesting discussions. I think it’s a really positive aspect of Booktube, that people aren’t always harping on about how many subscribers they have, and being all high and mighty about it. 💕

In making this graph though, I obviously had to look at a lot of people’s subscriber counts, which threw up quite a few surprises! Some of my FAVOURITE Booktubers had comparatively very few subscribers, and many aren’t even close to being on my graph! Which I suppose, just goes to show that number of subscribers doesn’t necessarily equal better Booktuber. That’s not to put down the people with a bazillion subscribers though; they’ve all worked incredibly hard to acquire their audiences.

Another surprising thing is the stepwise way that the bars descend. 2 Booktubers have in the region of 300K subscribers, then the next one has nearer to 200K, then there’s a cluster at 150K, and everyone else is below 100K. It’d be interesting to know how the subscribers are divided up: are there thousands of viewers ONLY subscribed to polandbananasBOOKS and abookutopia? Or perhaps more likely, these people’s subscribers form overlapping groups subscribed to all the other Booktubers in various combinations, with no other Booktubers in common to all of them. I wonder how many regular Booktube viewers there are…

In terms of other aspects of the graph, the blue bars are people living in the USA 🇺🇸, red= Canada 🇨🇦, Purple= Australia 🇦🇺, and Green = UK/Ireland 🇬🇧. Only 3 are boys, and the rest girls (21).

Anyway, sorry for the rambling 🙃

In CONCLUSION, I think this graph is interesting, but I don’t want anyone to judge the “worth” of anybody by it, because you’re all fantastic 😊

Let me know if there are any other groovy Booktube graphs you’d like me to make! Also, if I’ve left anybody off, I’m really sorry! Let me know and I’ll add them to the list!


* For those that don’t know, “Booktubers” are people who make videos about books on Youtube. If you’ve never watched any, I recommend checking them out!