One of my objectives for 2013 is to be very active on the Google Plus social network. Today I am sharing a circle of key people I follow on Google Plus who provide great advice on indie publishing, e-publishing and book marketing.
Admittedly I’m quite new to Google Plus but I love it already. I only have 700 people following me so far compared to 15,000 on Twitter but that’s because I only really started to be active at Google+ over the past few weeks.
When you do join Google+ one of the first tasks is to figure out who you want to add to your “circles”. This is similar to selecting who you are going to “follow” on Twitter.
I have carefully compiled this particular circle of people I follow closely on Google Plus. It includes many experts including Joel Friedlander, Stephanie Chandler, Evo Terra, Laura Pepper Wu, and more.
These people consistently provide advice for self-publishing books and ebooks. Today I shared this circle with everyone (another great feature at Google+) so anyone who is interested can see the circle, and if they choose, add some of the people or the entire circle to their own circles.
Incidentally, if you are not on Google Plus, you should be!
The fact that Google is tying together Google+ Profiles with Google Authorship and Search Engine Rankings should have your attention! Here is an example showing how Google ties together the content I have written on the web with my Google+ profile and displays it in Google Search Results:
I’ll be writing more about Google Plus soon. That’s how important I think it is going to be.
Here again is the link to check out my shared circle. Please feel free to share this with your contacts so others can find it too. Whether you follow these people at Google+ or through another social network you will be able to keep up with the latest developments and some of the best advice in the industry.
I’ve also written another post on several other ways to find people on Google Plus.
About the Author
Gary McLaren is the author of “The Indie Author’s Guide to Publishing Ebooks” (for writers) and “The Beginner’s Guide to Ebooks” (for readers). You can connect with him here on this blog or at Google+, Facebook and Twitter.