Today I am going to share one of my book promo tricks: The Google Plus communities allowing blatant self promotion. I have compiled the following list a few months ago. Those allow promoting your own books and blog links. For authors, it works best if you have a discount deal going on. I have seen significant rank boosts on self pub titles after promoting in those groups. This will not only benefit the indies but tradpub authors, bloggers and reviewers too.
My advice is don’t just copy paste the link and blurb, but write up a short summary info to draw the interest of potential readers, make it sincere and add the link in the end. They will read the official blurb in the preview and when they click the link.
Some of the groups have specific sections for the type of posts (book links, blogs, author infos etc) on the left menu list, make sure to read & respect their rules and post in the appropriate section.
I hope this will help some struggling authors and bloggers out there.
Writers, Authors, Bloggers 35,089 members
Google Plus Book Club 37,003 members
Kindle & eBook Writers And Reviewers 6,895 members
Authors – Blatant Promo 4 Writers, Blogs! 6,829 members
Support-a-Writer 6,085 members
Readers Meet Authors And Bloggers 6,740 members
Promote Your Book! 9,999 members
Love 2 Read 1,542 members
Kindle Ebook Promoter 2,568 members
Indie Authors & Readers 7,233 members
Indie Readers & Writers 10,335 members
Self promotion for Authors 4,457 members
Book Bloggers, Book Worms and Book Reviewers 3,623 members
Books, Blogs & Give-Aways 4,495 members
Writers’ Corner 32,226 members
Books – The Passion for Reading 6,010 members
Book Reviews 10,500 members
Book Club 19,951 members
Book Publicity 3,329 members
Writers of Google+ 7,348 members
Book Reviewers 13,274 members
NOTE: Removed one of the groups since I am informed it no longer allows book promotions and intended for discussions only.