Booksie rolled out writing badges that are awarded to writers that hit milestones on the site. The first round of badges are given as a writer attracts more reads to their writing. More badges are coming.



We just rolled out two new badges based on writing contests. They are:

A gold  badge for taking first place on any writing  contest on the site.

A silver badge for placing as a runner-up. 

These contest badges appear on your profile and anywhere the winning work is listed on the site.


Writing Badges

Booksie recently rolled out a badge program to award writers at certain milestones. The badges are meant to be motivational and insprirational. Our first round of badges are awarded to writers based on the number of reads their work attracts. These are the badges and how they work:

Badges are awarded based on the combined number of reads of your portfolio. So, if one piece of writing has received 1,050 reads and another has received 546, the combined number of reads would be 1,596.

The badges are:

Bronze for 100 reads:


Silver for 1,000 reads:

Gold for 10,000 reads:

Platinum for 100,000 reads:

And diamond for 1,000,000 reads:


The badges are additive, meaning that you can have a combination of badges as you build to the next level. For instance, if you had 5,700 reads, you'd be awarded five silver badges, and seven bronze.

The badges appear on your portfolio page, below your pen name.

In the future, we'll be rolling out a variety of badges for different accomplishments on the site. 

Have questions? Post them below.


Submitted: April 24, 2017

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The badges were a great way of encouraging writers in posting and trying to attract reads. From the forum some people seemed to be a bit confused by it at first but this article makes it all so clear!

Mon, April 24th, 2017 7:51pm


Yes, I should have posted this sooner but got a bit busy. Thanks!

Mon, April 24th, 2017 12:56pm


lol you put that platinum badge was a million reads but I think you meant 100,000?

Mon, April 24th, 2017 9:33pm


Good catch. Will change it. Thanks!

Mon, April 24th, 2017 2:41pm

Melancholic Wisdom

The badges are a good idea, because seeing a number is one thing but it's like having my personal trophy case. Which I like, and because I want to see that trophy case grow I'm more motivated for posting and being active. I think for platinum you meant 100,000 reads. To me this one of the better additions on the site, keep up the good work!

Tue, April 25th, 2017 4:40am

T. E. Jackson

This was an awesome idea and I'm definitely liking it so far. It offers a lot of motivation and pride when you see yourself and your peers earning badges. I can't wait to see what other badge ideas you've got coming!

Tue, April 25th, 2017 6:24am

Nathanielle Crawford

I would throw this out there: The badges are a nice reward but they should not be the goal. Writers who don't focus on writing and posting a good story for the sake of a badge are only hurting themselves.

In other words, personally, I'd rather have a hundred readers than a hundred diamond badges.

Tue, April 25th, 2017 1:58pm

Nathanielle Crawford

And to clarify, because I can't edit my comments, when I said "For the sake of the badge", I meant to say that you shouldn't sacrifice the good writing just so you can win a badge."

Tue, April 25th, 2017 1:59pm


Does one have to be a Prime Member for this to happen?

Tue, May 16th, 2017 11:58pm


No. Everyone receives badges.

Tue, May 16th, 2017 7:48pm


I only have a bronze badge.
But I only started a week ago.

Fri, June 2nd, 2017 8:53pm


Keep writing. You'll earn more.

Fri, June 2nd, 2017 8:22pm


Happy I got my first badge and happy to know people reading my stories I've worked hard on. I added a new story and already getting reads. I'm glad I made decision to publish my stories on booksie, I'll keep writing more things even if it isn't dreams. Hopefully in future I can publish an actual fat book lol

Fri, July 7th, 2017 6:59pm


Thanks for the comment! Love to hear this.

Fri, July 7th, 2017 1:09pm

Liv Andersen

just got my first bronze badges and I only started two days ago.
Ppl in here are some of the nicest and everybody is ready to help each other out.
This is really my favorite site :D

Wed, July 19th, 2017 10:15am


Congratulations! Thanks for the nice words.

Wed, July 19th, 2017 4:01am


I got two bronze badges.

Sun, July 30th, 2017 8:30pm


The platinum badge should be a bit greenish, beacause that one is a slightly brighter silver, and doesnt really stand out

Tue, August 8th, 2017 10:50pm


Today I have won a bppkdie Bronze Badge. Thank You Book Sie and everybody here.

Sun, August 27th, 2017 12:13am


Yeah, the badges are great. They make me want more. Will my wants be satisfied any time soon?

Mon, September 4th, 2017 5:01pm

Tom Smith

I there, this is a great idea, but I was wondering whether there would be any badges for the like system that had been introduced.

Tue, October 17th, 2017 4:43pm


That's definitely something we can work on.

Tue, October 17th, 2017 9:53am


Nice one, thank you.

Tue, November 14th, 2017 10:23am

Tim ArnZen

A badge! Need more badges! Thank you!

Mon, November 20th, 2017 9:03pm

Ramon Galaxure

Hello Booksieguy I'll be asking a question regarding about this. Does it automatically appear on your profile once you receive that certain amount of reads? Thanks!

Sat, January 6th, 2018 1:28am



Fri, January 5th, 2018 7:27pm


I just started writing a few days ago and now I'm excited when I saw this. I'm barley at 50 reads, 50 more and I'll get my first badge for my first book. :)

Sat, April 7th, 2018 5:09am

Jose the Galactic Poet

I am honored to receive my first Badge in this awesome page. My bronze badge

Mon, June 4th, 2018 5:49am

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