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Four-Fold Twitter Approach

O. M. Grey wrote a guest post for Erotic Romance Publishers on Christine Rose’s Four-Fold Twitter Approach.

Excerpt:

Sex sells. At least that’s what we hear over and over again, and it does to an extent. Erotica sells quite well to a specific audience, but then mystery sells well to a specific audience, too. With over 950 books being published every day in the USA alone, the trick is getting your book seen by that specific audience. The key to Twitter and any social network is finding that specific, or niche, audience and making a personal connection with each and every person. The more you can identify and connect with your niche market, the more successful you will be. The more you can build and maintain relationships with that following, the better your sales will be.
I’ve been on Twitter since 2009. Under my original name, @christinerose, I made the top 100 authors on Twitter for 2009, sharing that title with names like Neil Gaiman and Meg Cabot. It was quite the honor. I learned how to use Twitter relatively early, before it became the massive social network it is today. I now have over 10,000 followers on both that account and @omgrey.
Since 2009, social networking has become part of daily life, both professionally and personally, for millions of people around the globe.
A harsh reality: No one cares you wrote a book unless you are already a well-known author. However, the people who already care about you as a person or colleague are interested that you wrote a book. Social networking is building an extended family and professional base, people who care about YOU. When they care about you, they’ll be interested in your books.
Social networking isn’t about marketing your book. It’s about marketing YOU. Brand yourself, not your book, as it won’t be your only book, likely. Your Twitter name, FB profile/page, blog, etc., should all be your author name, not your books. Not your characters. YOU.

Read the rest HERE!

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O. M. Grey’s Inspiration

The Siren’s Song, the blog for Sirens Call Publications, published a guest post by O. M. Grey today for their Horror of Steampunk series. Olivia discusses where her inspiration comes from, especially for “Love is for the Living,” the short story in Sirens Call’s anthology Bellows of the Bone Box.

Check it out!

Excerpt:

Inspiration for stories sometimes comes from the strangest places. A dream. A conversation. A relationship. A fleeting thought. Writing prompts. An image. A movie scene or snippet of dialogue. Historical events. Surviving trauma. A broken heart. Betrayal. I’ve written stories that have come from all of these and more.

Inspiration for a story is definitely the first step. Ideas. I’ve come across so many emerging authors who are terrified people will steal their ideas.

Ideas are a dime a million.

Creating something with those ideas is where the real work, and some say talent, comes in. At a Steampunk convention on the Queen Mary, we did a writer-in-the-round exercise where the moderator gave us a basic plot or beginning sentence, and we had to take it from there for three minutes. At the end of each writer’s turn, the next writer had to pick up where the last left off. It was a fascinating exercise, as each writer took the story in an entirely different direction and with a different style and voice than I would have. The discussion afterward proved that each author felt the same way.

Ideas, that spark of inspiration, are the first step, but a step does not a journey make.

Read the rest HERE!

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O. M. Grey 2012 Blog Tour: Win a KINDLE! « Caught in the Cogs

Join Olivia for her blog tour! She’s giving away lots of stuff, including a KINDLE!

O. M. Grey 2012 Blog Tour: Win a KINDLE! « Caught in the Cogs.

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Kickstarter for O. M. Grey

O. M. Grey launched her Kickstarter Project Campaign to raise publishing funds (and get a new podcasting mic). Please take a look at the project and the little vlog she made for the campaign.

She’s got some great rewards like free eBooks, author signed books, a mention in the acknowledgements, a book dedicated to you, a cameo appearance in her new WIP, a fully developed character in her new WIP, and a private party with her and 30 of your friends.

Get more information and make your pledge here: Blood, Sex, & Cogs: Steamy Steampunk & More KICKSTARTER

The following is taken from the kickstarter project pageContinue reading

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O. M. Grey: Muse of the Fair

Blue Moose Press’s very own O. M. Grey has been voted “MUSE of the FAIR” for the 2011 Steampunk World Fair. The official announcement will be during the Opening Ceremonies on Friday, May 20th at 1pm.

Congratulate her via Twitter or Facebook.

Or catch her at the event. She has her entire schedule posted on her blog, but certainly do not miss her reading from her steamy Avalon Revisited at The Mad Tea Party. 2pm Sat.

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FREE eBOOKs!

Steal O. M. Grey‘s and Christine Rose‘s books! For the next month, these two lovely ladies will be tracking hits on their free eBooks as well as monitoring their Amazon numbers in an experiment to see if piracy hurts sales.

Additionally, both Christine and Ethan Rose have put up free short stories on their blogs for your enjoyment. They are each linked from the above menu “free stories” and also below.

Christine’s Free Stories and Rowan of the Wood eBook *STEAL THIS BOOK* promotion.

Ethan’s Free Stories.

O. M. Grey’s *STEAL THESE BOOKS* promotion.

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O. M. Grey’s New Short Story

As promised, Blue Moose Press is embracing the re-emergence of the short story. Amazon bestselling author O. M. Grey has just released a new short story called “Zeppelin Dreams,” available from her blog and Amazon.

“Zeppelin Dreams”

A woman steals away to fulfill her desire with a phantom lover.

O. M. Grey gives readers another tragic love short story. Plus this one has the steamy gothic sex of her novel AVALON REVISITED.

Buy it on the KINDLE $0.99.

Buy it on Smashwords for various eBook formats $0.99

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