My name is Ashley Gibson and I'm the founder of Bookhype. I've been an avid reader my whole life and started my book blog, Nose Graze in 2012. Starting Nose Graze led to me creating the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin, the Novelist Plugin, and Book Database, and all that led to Bookhype. Two of my favourite things in the world are books and coding, and I'm clearly obsessed with combining those two things whenever I can!

I'm the main developer for the site and my husband is in charge of server management and infrastructure.


The main focuses of Bookhype are:

  • Accurate and detailed (but not overwhelmingly so) book information. There's still a lot of work to do on this front, but it's a long-term goal!
  • Reading tracking and statistics.
  • Discovering and getting alerted about new releases.
  • Finding special editions of books.


Right now Bookhype is entirely self funded. We don't have lofty money-making goals, as this is first and foremost a passion project. But it would be amazing if we could one day break even. To help us accomplish this, please consider using the purchase links throughout the site. We will earn a small commission on qualifying purchases. You can read our affiliate disclosure for more details.