Author Archives: Josephturkot

What is The Rain (A Post-Apocalyptic Story)?

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The Rain, a new post-apocalyptic story, is about two people struggling for survival. Something terrible has happened to the Earth’s equilibrium, but no one really knows for sure. All anyone is sure of is that the rain won’t stop. It started nineteen years ago, and humanity has been eroding with it. Trust is impossible to Continue Reading →

The Influences For My Writing Genres

I thought it would be cool to share what my main influences have been in regards to the genres I write in. The influences themselves are not necessarily all books—they are video games and card games and TV shows, among other things. So what are they? I’ll try to separate them by genre. Fantasy I Continue Reading →

Neighborhood Watch (Full-Length Horror Novel) Is Out!

Neighborhood Watch is officially out today on Amazon and Barnes & Noble today!

Cover and Blurb Reveal for Neighborhood Watch (Mystery/Horror Novel)

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I’m happy to announce the official cover and blurb reveal for Neighborhood Watch. The book will be coming out in the next two weeks, right in time for Halloween and the season of fright. If you enjoyed “House for Sale” and “Living Alone,” the two suspenseful short stories that had readers asking me for a Continue Reading →

How To Get A Bookbub Promotion

How do you get a Bookbub promotion? If you’re looking for advice from someone who kept getting rejected by them, you’ve come to the right place. I started submitting to Bookbub about six months ago. I was met with rejection each time I applied, totaling about six or seven rejections. Finally, I got approved. So Continue Reading →

Black Hull (The Complete Novel) is Now Available Everywhere!

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I am so happy to finally announce the official release (the whole book edition) of Black Hull. As some of you know, the story has been serially published over the last six months. Many of you have been waiting patiently for a complete release though, and that’s what you can find now on Amazon, iTunes, Continue Reading →

Current Books and What’s Next

I write in several primary genres: Horror, Dystopian, Science-Fiction, and Fantasy. Because some of you might like one genre, and could care less about the others, I’ve made this outline of my available books, and what books are coming next in each genre. If you haven’t already, subscribe to my mailing list to get notified Continue Reading →

How to Sell a Thousand eBooks

Here are the lessons I’ve learned from selling over a thousand eBooks since December of 2012. So I’ve crossed another self-set milestone, things which are very important to authors. This one—more than a thousand ebooks sold. As of this article, I’m probably closer to thirteen hundred ebooks sold, but I’m not recounting. What I will Continue Reading →

Indie Authors Find Readers On Goodreads

I am now convinced–indie authors find their readers on Goodreader. This site is amazing. I first learned about Goodreads from a technologically savvy coworker. He informed me that it was the social media for readers. I built a profile and used the site to add a bunch of books that I had read, thinking primarily Continue Reading →

Russell Blake, Author of Jet, Speaks Out

I have found a miraculous source of inspiration and indie author information that I have somehow neglected for the past six months of my publishing career. The place I’m talking about should be one of your new havens too: Kindle Boards Writer’s Cafe. When I first visited this place months ago, I never came back Continue Reading →