Duotrope Strategy

As promised, here is another excerpt from my forthcoming second edition of Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author: Getting the Most Out of Duotrope Especially now that it’s no longer free, take some time to get the most out of Duotrope by doing your research and being organized. Although they have their handy…

Do Duotrope!

(From my forthcoming 2nd Edition to Publishing and Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author) Duotrope lists virtually every market for short stories and provides a handy submission tracking device. I truly can’t recommend Duotrope highly enough. You can research markets by genre, pay, story length, and more. As you research, you can save particular markets…

Writer Tip: Tired Plots, or Stories to Avoid

For the past two years, I’ve been utilizing the wonderful service of Duotrope to find markets for my short fiction and to keep track of what I sent where. All my short fiction is published under my pen name, O. M. Grey, and I’ve had a considerable amount published since 2011. While researching one of…

eBook Pirates & Lending (Podcast)

Episode 25: eBook Pirates & Lending New York is still making stupid decisions when it comes to eBooks. They’ve pulled their eBooks from Amazon’s Lending Library. Also, a look at the huge scare around eBook Pirates. Is it really anything to worry about? Remember, obscurity is worse. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 25 – eBook…

Zombies & Cogs

Olivia (O. M.) Grey’s two new titles are now available for purchase! Just in time for Christmas! First, Caught in the Cogs: An Eclectic Collection. In the midst of war, a beautiful young officer finds love aboard an airship… A woman steals away to fulfill her desire with a phantom lover… A group of thieves…

Sleeping With the Enemy (Podcast)

Something new today: instead of talking about one of my former blog posts with additional commentary, I’ll be talking about a very interesting post by author Kiana Davenport, with additional commentary. The link to Ms. Davenport’s blog is below. I do have quite a few things to say about NY publishing after reading this post,…

Amazing Amazon (Podcast)

An introduction to some of Amazon’s wonderful programs and options for the Emerging Author. Amazon, as I state in my book, is truly the indie author’s best friend in many ways. Here are a few things available to authors and their work via Amazon, now considered a Big Boy Publisher! Make the most of your…

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…

Writer Beware! (Podcast)

There are too many people calling themselves publishers and agents who are just preying on the author’s dreams. Learn what to watch out for and how to avoid the most common scams. Protect yourself and your hard work. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 22 – Writer Beware! Original Blog Post: Writer Beware & Beware: Agents…

Feeling Successful (Podcast)

It is so very important to feel successful along the way. A career as a writer is a long, hard road. Pace yourself. Set benchmark goals along the way, and ensure that you feel successful while you build your author platform and cultivate your networks. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 21 – Feeling Successful. Original…