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”:


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


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


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):


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.

Published by Kelly Schuknecht

Kelly Schuknecht is a marketer with a background in the publishing industry. She is passionate about all things related to books and loves helping authors navigate the world of social media for book promotion. She recently launched the course Marketing Your Book on TikTok.

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