300 Indie Book Sales in a Month

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So, about a half a year after deciding to try Amazon’s KDP program, I have been steadily increasing my book sales. I have also been steadily increasing the amount of digital shelf space I occupy (as suggested by one of the first indie authors whose blog I started to follow, Lindsay Buroker). I posted back Continue Reading →

A Bestseller Without Advertising: Elliott Kay’s Poor Man’s Flight

In my world, busy writing and promoting my scifi serial novel Black Hull, I happened across a successful scifi indie novel. Its author, Elliott Kay, was kind enough to answer some questions I had for him about the wild success his book Poor Man’s Flight has had. I was struck when I first looked at Continue Reading →

Use BuyAds.com To Sell Your eBooks

Ads for Black Hull

I had never heard of Buyads up until a month ago when a fellow author named Mike Kraus e-mailed me. Now I’m selling more eBooks than I ever have before (don’t get too happy for me–the numbers are relative). Mind you, I’ve tried some other ways to advertise, and you can check my past blog Continue Reading →

Black Hull: Episode 2 (A Lost in Spacetime Thriller)

Black Hull Episode 2

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t yet read Black Hull: Episode 1, you will not want to read on unless you don’t mind spoilers. Black Hull Episode 2 is out! Below is a recap of Black Hull Episode 1, to be read as a refresher before you embark on the next leg of the journey. LAST Continue Reading →

Getting My First 100 eBook Sales Month

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As one plods forth into the uncertainty of a writing career, it is important to set milestones which can serve as markers along the way. Several weeks into January, I realized I was in the position to reach one such self-created milestone: a 100 eBook sales month. I will briefly chronicle the road leading up Continue Reading →

Black Hull: Episode 1 (A Lost in Spacetime Thriller)

Black Hull Science Fiction Thriller

Out this week on Amazon, my new serial novel Black Hull: Episode 1 (A Lost in Spacetime Thriller). Check out the first episode, and be sure to read it before the episode two releases later this week. Black Hull is a lost in spacetime thriller, with strong elements of suspense and mystery. There are also Continue Reading →

Eat Your Serial (The Overdue Comeback of Serial Fiction)

Black Hull Serial Fiction

Eat your serial, boy. Dickens Crunch. So about a month ago, wherever I turned online, I kept running into the notion that serial fiction is making a comeback. For those of you unfamiliar, serial fiction is fiction that is published by episode or part, in a small enough dose that the reader can fit each Continue Reading →

No Sales? Try Changing Genres

Joseph Turkot Top Horror Author

I have sold over two thousand free copies of Darkin: A Journey East over the past two months. That has resulted in very few sales for the sequel, Darkin: The Prophecy of the Key. And the sequel has received no reviews so far. Bummer. After I finished the editing for Darkin: The Prophecy of the Continue Reading →

Living Alone (A Short Tale of Horror)

Living Alone Turkot Horror Short Story

I am happy to proclaim, Living Alone, the second story in my Short Tale of Horror Series is now available in the Kindle Store. As the cover depicts, this story plays upon the fears of one who lives alone in an apartment complex, where during the night the parking lot stays lit by alien sunlight, Continue Reading →

Are You a Creative Clown Too? The Projects I Juggle

As of today, I am juggling several creative projects. So many things pop up, each an important creative endeavor in its own right, that it’s hard to set each other thing aside in favor of one, so that it is properly worked upon to completion with all speed possible. I know at least I have Continue Reading →