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Guy Kawasaki, author of 10 books including his recent best seller, “Enchantment”, has written the missing manual for Google+. “What the Plus! Google+ for the rest of us”.

You can get a copy of the very helpful ebook for only $2.99 here.

Kawasaki provides step-by-step instructions for the mountains of not always intuitive features Google engineers keep adding to the new social platform. As The NY Times, Robert Scoble, and countless others have noted, “Google has a lot of work to do to attract a broader mainstream audience and to compete with Facebook.”

Despite its decidedly clunky interface, total lack of customer service, and outright confusing names for features, Google has big plans for its social network.

Google+ is woven into the fabric of Google search, email, YouTube, and all of the apps and sites Google owns. You may think it’s geeky (it is) but it’s also more than just a digerati playground.

“My experience as an Apple evangelist flashed before my eyes: Macintosh was a better computer, and many people didn’t “get it.” Now, Google+ is a better social network, and many people don’t get it, either<" Kawasaki writes. "My goals are to help you to derive as much joy and value from Google+ as I do and that we can make Google+ tip." Kawasaki's book tells you how to make the most of Google+, including how to find who's worth following, how to get more followers, how to write content people will want to follow, how to optimize photos (and why you should,) as well as how to create and share a HangOut and much more.