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Serialized YA Romance

Starting today, BMP author O. M. Grey is serializing her YA Steampunk paranormal romance novel The Zombies of Mesmer for your reading pleasure. Each week, a new installment will go live, all in preparation for the sequel: Stakes & Steam set for a summer 2013 release by Blue Moose Press.

Although she’s already serialized this title in audio format, she wanted those who didn’t listen to podcasts a chance to read her book in time for the sequel’s release this summer.

Get your copy of The Zombies of Mesmer today.

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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.

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Rowan of the Crisp

20130430-161352.jpgDylan Kirkpatrick holds his creation–a cereal based on our book Rowan of the Wood, part of his school project in 4th grade at Moss Haven.

Dylan chose Rowan of the Wood for his book report and loved the book. He told us that one of his friends asked to borrow it after he finished, read it straight through, and is now bugging him for the sequel Witch on the Water, which Dylan is currently enjoying. Now, four more of his friends are in line to read Rowan of the Wood! Here’s hoping they get tired of waiting and buy their own copy!

Part of the book report was an oral presentation, and the other part was to create a cereal based on the book. Dylan created Rowan of the Crisp. On the back of the box is a maze game so you can help Cullen navigate through the redwood forest to find the wand while you enjoy your delicious bowl of Rowan of the Crisp. The free toy surprise inside the cereal box is a magic wand! See it sticking out of the top? That one was hand-carved by co-author, Ethan Rose.

This entire story has inspired me to reach out to middle grade teachers and librarians. Author Christine Rose would like to send classrooms and libraries a free copy of Rowan of the Wood along with some lesson plans so they can incorporate it into their curriculum. So, if you are a teacher, librarian, or educator, please don’t hesitate to contact us for your free copy to share with your class. If you choose to buy a set for your classroom, you will get an educational bulk discount.

We love to hear that children of all ages enjoy Rowan of the Wood. Perhaps the series has a new life ahead just in time for the fifth and final book, Spirit of the Otherworld, to be released later this year.

Get your own copy of the award-winning fantasy Rowan of the Wood.

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Nickie’s New Look!

Today we officially unveil the new cover for O. M. Grey’s The Zombies of Mesmer. This glorious cover was done by J. R. Fleming, the same cover artist for Caught in the Cogs: An Eclectic Collection and Christine & Ethan Rose’s Power of the Zephyr. J. R. Fleming will also be doing the cover for Zombies’ sequel: Stakes & Steam, due out Summer 2013.

Follow Nicole Knickerbocker Hawthorn (Nickie Nick) as she discovers her destiny as The Protector, a powerful vampire hunter. Ashe, a dark and mysterious stranger, helps Nickie and her friends solve the mystery behind several bizarre disappearances. Suitable for teens, enjoyed by adults, the story is full of interesting steampunk gadgets, mad scientists, bloodthirsty vampires, and mesmerized zombies. This paranormal adventure is sure to appeal to fans of Boneshaker, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Vampire Diaries.

In addition to the new look, we’re proud to say that we’ve also updated the interior. Unfortunately, the original printing of this book was far below our normal standards, and for that we apologize. The number of mistakes within was inexcusable. Even though we used a new editor we will not be using again, it was still our responsibility to ensure the quality. Our apologies, again.

Most of those mistakes have now been fixed, certainly not all, no doubt. We will continue to improve our editing process, catching as many of those as possible before publication.

The Zombies of Mesmer is currently being serialized in podcast form on O. M. Grey’s blog, and in a few weeks, she’ll be serializing it on her blog, Victorian style. Stay tuned!

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Serialized Audio Fiction

Don’t have time to read? Listen to your books? Then our authors’ serialized podcasts are for you!

Christine Rose has serialized her award-winning MG/YA fantasy series Rowan of the Wood. She’s currently in the middle of the sequel, Witch on the Water. Best news for readers…it’s free! Follow her podcasts here.

O. M. Grey has also serialized her YA paranormal romance The Zombies of Mesmer in podcast format, along with a few episodes of her short fiction and poetry. Follow her fiction podcasts here!

Can’t beat free fiction! As always, if you enjoy their work, consider supporting the author by purchasing one of their books or short stories. Here are the BMP author links on Amazon where you can find novels and short fiction, alike!

Also available author-signed direct from the publisher or author.

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Second Edition Released!

Blue Moose Press is so proud to release the second edition of Christine Rose’s Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author.

Here is what people are saying about this book:

“I read the book in two days and recommended it this week at a presentation I made to the Bay Area Writers League.  It is a gem for independent authors.  Thank you.” ~Larry Watts, Emerging Author

“This book gives readers a look into an author’s life while simultaneously imparting invaluable advice. It turns reading what could have otherwise been a dry textbook into an exciting learning experience. Needless to say, I highly recommend Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author to everyone who wants to be published…The lifetime benefits as a writer that you’ll receive from this book far outweigh the small price you pay for it.” ~Rachel Brooks, Emerging Author (full review)

“Christine’s book offers a thorough, fresh, and honest look at both traditional and self publishing options. Reading it is like sitting down and having coffee with a good friend who’s in the know about the publishing industry.”
~Evelyn Lafont, author of The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume One.

“Christine Rose’s book is mandatory reading for anyone who is thinking about writing a book, in process or has just completed one. As a successful, published author, Christine shares a treasure trove of information about marketing and publishing in a witty, concise manner. A mind-boggling world awaits. Let Christine’s guidance help you to get your work into the right hands.” ~ Caroline Kirby, emerging author.

“This should be required reading for emerging authors.” ~ TS Tate, freelance editor.

“This is the one that will guide you through the jumble of today’s publishing options. Packed with practical information, the writing is fast-paced and to the point. No fluff, just facts. A must for every writers reference library. This author has experienced it all, and she graciously reviews the entire process enabling you to realize potential and practical options for your book. I bought the Kindle version and stayed up to read it. Couldn’t put this one down.” ~N. Bright via Amazon.com Reviews

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3000 Weeks Celebration!

Blue Moose Press author Robert Stikmanz celebrated 3000 weeks of life by focusing on the works of artists all around him. Read more about this at Confabule.com.

Live readings of poetry and fiction, music, and even a song in Stikmanz’s created language of Dvarsh. They even have their own YouTube Channel that captured some of the festivities.

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