How to Get Book Reviews Using Google+

I have been on Google+ since 2011, but I’ve never been very active on it.  Yesterday I wrote about why I am now focusing on Google+, in case you’re interested.

I am currently reading What the Plus! by Guy Kawasaki, and even though it’s only about 200 pages, it’s going to take me forever to finish this book!  There’s so much applicable information that I find myself stopping every few pages and going to Google+ to test out what I’m reading.

As a result, I stumbled upon some “Communities” on Google+ that are a great resource for authors:

1) Book Reviewers —  Once you join this community, you can click a button on the left side that says “Authors seeking reviews”:

BookReviewers

Then click in the “Share what’s new…” box:

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And you will see that the post will automatically be sent to the “Authors seeking reviews” category of the community page.

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2) Did you write a Romantic Fiction? Try The Romance Reviews.

3) Sci-Fi/Fantasy? Try Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Reviews.

Whatever your genre, if you have a Google+ account, click on Communities (from the drop down menu in the top left corner):

Communities

Then search for a community that fits your genre.  If you can’t find something that you think is a good fit, start with the general Book Reviewers Community.  Join a community, get involved in the conversations that are going on and put out a request for someone to review your book.

As I’m learning more about Google+, I’m interested in any experiences (good or bad) you have had with marketing your book on Google+.  If you have something to share, please enter it as a comment below.

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About Kelly Schuknecht

Kelly Schuknecht works in publishing and book marketing. As an avid reader and blogger, Kelly posts book reviews at Read & Tell Reviews (www.readandtellreviews.blogspot.com) and writes here about writing, publishing and book marketing here.
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4 Responses to How to Get Book Reviews Using Google+

  1. Pingback: [Series] Promoting Your Book on Google+ | Book Marketing with Social Media

  2. mahir salih says:

    I have published my novel Ishtar coming by Mahir Salih by Xilibris in January 2015. I would like someone to review it. How can i do it?

  3. mahirsalih says:

    Very helpful tips I will try . I am keen for a review to my novel ishtar coming

  4. mahirsalih1 says:

    just waiting for my new novel Prince of spring to be edited.
    Mahir Salih

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