TikTok Isn’t Just For Dancing: An Undergraduate Perspective on #BookTok

Room 2103B, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level
Thursday, February 8, 2024
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


As seen by the "BookTok" tables in Barnes & Noble, the effect that TikTok has on the literary landscape is undeniable. Using their experience growing up online, these undergraduate students explain why you should care about the platform currently rewriting the industry, and how to use it to market your work. From the generation largely responsible for TikTok’s reach, the panelists will tackle the beginnings of BookTok and its effects on the future of the publishing industry.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Panel_Outline_––_TikTok_Isnt_Just_For_Dancing.pdf



Emily Hizny is a senior creative writing and publishing & editing double major at Susquehanna University. She is the managing editor of SU's literary magazine The Sanctuary, the president of SU Slam Poetry Club, and the director of SU's FUSE chapter (Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors).

Ellie Pasquale is an undergraduate at Susquehanna University, where she serves as the managing editor of RiverCraft literary magazine and the conference coordinator for FUSE. She formerly managed the TikTok account of a best-selling author and currently works as a library research assistant.

Amber Watkin is an undergraduate student at Susquehanna University studying creative writing, publishing & editing, and art. She is the editor-in-chief of Susquehanna’s The Squirrel. She is also the PR chair for SU’s chapter of FUSE and is responsible for running the organization’s social media.

Sarah Ledet is an undergraduate student at Susquehanna University studying creative writing and publishing and editing. They are the junior managing editor of The Sanctuary Magazine and the junior director of FUSE (Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors).


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center