Google+ Communities for Authors | Books & Beer

building-communitiesThe Writing Discussion Group has almost 10,000 members and is the largest GPC (Google+ Community) focused on writing books. So much for the ghost town claims. Even our modestly-sized Digital Publishing community is pushing 2,500. The opportunity to get good information and connected to super smart people in the writing/publishing world is very real. John Ward joins us on this episode of The Books & Beer Hangout for a 15-minute chat on the ins and outs of starting, joining and maintaining successful GPCs focused on writing and publishing. Among other things, you’ll find out:

  • Why sharing to GPCs is better than sharing to circles
  • How to keep your community on track
  • Going niche without staying small
  • How to grow your community quickly
  • The need for and amount of moderation required for a successful community
  • The great need for even more communities for authors
  • How to get active and involved with existing communities
  • How to grow your own personal network with good engagement in GPC
  • Check out The Siglerverse as an example as a community focused on a single author

And there was the obligatory drinking of beers. Tonight’s choices were a Traquair 2020 & a Bell’s Hopslam.

The Books & Beer Hangout is broadcast live every Thursday night at 6P/9E as a Google+ Hangout on Air and on YouTube Live! Circle ePublish Unum on Google+ to watch live, and to join The Books & Beer Hangover right after the show to chat with hosts and participants live!

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