The Bookish Mindset has created a whole bookish community thanks to her innovative ideas when it comes to reading!
History of the Brand
I first met Nikki back in 2020, as we were going through lockdown. It was a year of reading and as I knew Nikki was a huge bookworm, I asked her to write once a month for Southsea Folk. It was lovely to watch The Bookish Mindset grow.
Setting up a subscription service and supporting independent bookshops was on the list of things Nikki brought to the reading table. All this work was done as a sideline hobby to a full-time job and as Nikki felt the subscription service had run its course, she took a step back to focus on where she wanted to take her ideas next.
The Rebirth of The Bookish Mindset
The Bookish Mindset continued as a page on Instagram, providing diverse book reviews and a range of other bookish content, while behind the scenes, work had begun on the re-launch of the business. Almost three years after its concept, in November 2023 a set of new services were launched for The Bookish Mindset rebirth.
– A personalised recommendation service
– A brand new website full of blogs and more
– A Patreon site full of exclusive and behind-the-scenes content
– A range of professional services
These new services were curated with the reader in mind and all answer the question of what more can The Bookish Mindset bring to the bookish community. So I Caught up with Nikki to talk about evaluating her business and remodelling her ideas and what she loves about the new services she offers.
Nikki said that one of the important changes to her services is the Patreon scheme. If you love books, this is a way to get recommendations while supporting a business in its growth. The bookish girl said, “For exclusive content such as giveaways, monthly new release lists, bi-monthly read longs and much more, my Patreon is the place to be. With tiers to suit all budgets, your support means the world.” Starting from as little as £1.50 for the Bookish Babe membership through to the most expensive tier of Bookish Besties priced at £6.50 per month, it isn’t an extortionate amount to be part of a book community. For more details on the Patreon tier package, check it out here.
What do you get for your money though? Well, for £1.50 a month, you will get access to monthly bookish giveaways and behind-the-scenes content while supporting The Bookish Mindset as a creator.
For the most expensive tier called Bookish Besties, priced at £6.50, you get more of a book club feel. This membership is more for those wanting to have a full experience. If you want to be the first to hear about new releases, this tier is for you. You get 4 x reading sprints a week plus access to the monthly book club.
The Future of Bookish Content
Speaking about the future of the business, Nikki said, “The goal never changed between a simple Instagram account and the business you now know; the goal remains to provide brilliant book recommendations, whilst sharing incredible diverse authors and other bookish joy with you.
The company is growing from strength to strength, and with customer feedback and our new direction, I am excited about the future. If this is your first time hearing about The Bookish Mindset, I would love to have you on board and come on the journey with me.” Check it all out here.