Facebook & Fascism

Facebook is toxic. Yes, they spy on your every online move you make to better target ads related specifically to your interests, but it’s not the privacy policy that has inspired me to leave, as creepy as it is to have a discussion with your partner about something and then immediately start seeing ads about…

Publishing & Marketing Realities: 2nd Edition!

In the coming weeks, I’m going to be revising my popular Publishing and Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author for a second edition release. There have been many, many changes over the past 18 months, and I’d like to incorporate at least some of those changes in publishing as well as marketing in my book….

10 Facebook Status Updates After Being Turned Into a Vampire

This post copied from the original source HERE. Social networking sites have us in the habit of sharing every facet of our lives, from the menial to the monumental. When something happens in our lives, we just need to post it, don’t we? So after watching the Twilight series the other night, we wondered: what…

Automation vs. Scheduled Tweets

There is a difference! I’ve been calling it automated tweets all this time, but what I really mean to say is scheduled tweets. Even if it’s recurring scheduled tweets. Read this article on WeblogBetter: Scheduled Tweets vs. Automated Tweets – There is a Difference. Excerpt: Automated tweets are just automation in the absence of human…

A Birthday Treat for OMGrey!

As some of you know, I also write under the pen name O. M. Grey. As Olivia, I’ve gathered many readers because of my candid relationship essays and podcast as well as my erotic fiction. Throughout each week I get several emails as well as comments on my blog posts from readers who enjoy my…

10 Bad Twitter Practices

Last week I came upon this awesome article thanks to my dear friend Dr. Q. And I couldn’t agree more with almost everything she has to say. For those of you who follow me, you know I’m a pretty heavy Twitter user. I tweet, both live and automated, throughout the day. I have met friends…

Where to Market Your Book (Podcast)

Bookstore Signings. Social Networking. Facebook. Twitter. Blogging. Blog Tours. Podcasts. These are but a few places you can market your book. This episode talks about Bookstore signings as well as the amazing Social Networking site Facebook, and how you can market your book most effectively through these avenues. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 11 Where…

European Writing Retreat!

Today I’m off to Europe for seven week, hopefully to get a novel written. The podcasts will post as normal on Fridays, but the rest may be a bit more sporadic. Do bear with me. I’ll still have internet access, of course, and if there is a topic on which you’d like me to write,…

New York Big Boys (Podcast)

Listen to the realities of going with a New York Big Boy publisher for your book, both the pros and cons. Learn how to get a New York Publisher and how long it is likely to take. Understand royalties and advances, and see how the industry is changing. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 2, New…

Managing Social Networks (& Still Have Time to Write)

Social networking is a huge time-suck, or at least it can be until you learn how to manage it. Perhaps I’m not the best person to write about this, as the allure of Twitter and Facebook is far too tempting. Many of you who follow me under @christinerose or @omgrey know just how prolific my…