Author Archives: Josephturkot

The Rain (A Post-Apocalyptic Story) Now In One Full-length Book

The final edition of The Rain is now available. It contains all 5 parts. It’s actually cheaper by .99 cents to buy the standalone novel, but part 1 of the serial will remain free, so you can try the story on for size before you commit. If you’ve read all the parts to The Rain, Continue Reading →

How to Sell 2,000 eBooks in a Month

I hit another milestone. December of 2013 was my best sales month ever. I sold (as of 10:29 on New Year’s Eve) 2,173 eBooks this month. Hell, I even sold 7 print copies. Along the way, I’ve always stressed the importance of setting milestones. I’ve blogged about a few of mine along the way. Since Continue Reading →

The End of The Rain (Or, Book 1 of The Rain Trilogy)

New Rain Cover

***UPDATE: The Snow is now out!*** You might be pissed off with the way The Rain ended. I can already see the first complaints coming in–it happened too fast. Nothing was resolved properly, or neatly. What’s going on? Here’s my clarification: I love telling this story. And it’s not over just because The Rain has Continue Reading →

A Taste of Tomorrow – The Dystopian Boxed Set (11 Book Collection)

Dystopian Boxed Set Cover

I am happy to announce a very exciting collection of dystopian books. The release date for A Taste of Tomorrow – The Dystopian Boxed Set is slated for January 6th. Sign up to my mailing list on the top right to get a notification when it’s live. For now, drink in Jason Gurley’s brilliant work Continue Reading →

What The Hell Was That? (An Explanation of Black Hull the Novel)

So you’ve just read Black Hull and you’re let down. You hate the characters. They’re unlikeable. The political commentary was too much, too obvious. Or the ending just didn’t make sense to you. And what about the story was actually factual? I’ve found, since its publication, that Black Hull creates two kinds of responses in Continue Reading →

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 →