35 Short Instagram Captions for Indie Authors + How To WRITE the Perfect Caption

35 Short Instagram Captions for Indie Authors + How To WRITE the Perfect Caption

Are you having trouble coming up with the perfect interactive instagram captions?

Because I feel like we are all in the in the same book.

I spend countless days wondering what I should post under my pictures, sometimes scheduling my pictures to be posted and they appear on the Instagram platform captionless. And you would think we are authors, we should have the best captions possible.

Yet we don’t. The Instagram caption struggle is real and our creative juice tends to stop flowing. I don’t think I’m the only one. Instagram is a huge platform with potential target readers out there and many times we are told that accompany your pictures with great captions.

In this article, I am going to give you 35 Instagram captions that you can use as an independent author to increase your engagement. Remember a good caption intrigues your readers causing them to click the more button and is always accompanied by a call to action (CTA) so that they can interact with your content.

Also to, while you’re at it download your guide to creating the perfect caption. This caption sheet will help you to write memorable captions that will convert your readers into book buyers.

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So here goes:

Quotes from Authors

“Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.” – Lisa See

“The first draft is you telling yourself the story.” – Terry Pratchett

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” – Jodu Picoult

Funny Captions

We tried to be normal once. Worse two minutes of our life.

Namast’ay bed

I’m just a girl, standing in front of a salad, asking it to be a cupcake.

We know the voices in our head aren’t real, but sometimes their ideas are just too good to ignore.

We don’t know what’s tighter, our jeans or our bookclub

Friday…our second favourite F word

I don’t care what people think about me. Unless they are my target readers. I definitely care what my readers think of me.

Clever Captions

Happy Sunday! There maybe no excuse for laziness, but I’m still looking.

Rejection is just redirection

Stop working and start working smart.

Life is simple. It’s just not easy.

When nothing goes right, go left.

Sassy Captions

Be a lttle more you, and a lot less them

I got 99 problems, but an aswesome book ain’t one

Sometimes you just need to write a thing called “what you want”

Well-behaved people don’t make it into the history books

Be sunshine mixed witha little hurricane

Song Captions

“You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one.” – John Lennon, Imagine

“Outlining my findings, using my life as a stencil.” – Kero One, In All The Wrong Places

“If I fail, if I succeed, at least I’ll live as I beieve.” – Whitney Houtson, The Greatest Love of All

“The rest of the was in black and white, but we were in screaming colour.” – Taylor Swift, Out of the Woods

“We aren’t ever getting older.” – Chainsmokers, Closer

Book Captions

It is better to fail in orignality than to succeed in imitation – Herman Melville

Sorry, I’m in a relationship with my book

All the book babies…

All I need is book. (And maybe wine + chocolate too.)

You’re just my (book) type

Cozy Nights. Good books. Hot chocolate.

Running on caffeine and book cheer

And there you have it, 35 Instagram captions that you can use for your photos. All you simply do is copy and paste them to your photos along with a good story and a call to action.

My #1 Instagram Caption Trick

In order for me to never run out of captions, the daily diaries usually have motivational quotes on the top of the page. Every day there is a different quote. So when I am high and dry and caption thirsty, I usually search through those in the diary and find one that applies.

This has helped me quite a lot and you too can give it a try. Speaking of captions, why not check out my Instagram account and join the fambam. Please be sure to leave your Instagram account below and don’t forget to hit the share button.



Book blogger and indie author with a passion for sewing, thinking thoughts about writing with playing with my little baby, Sponk.

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