In the movie theaters everyone is abuzz about the hit romance, The Vow, and with Valentine's Day being the most romantic day of the year, I thought I'd talk to you about my "heart book" and do a recap/update for you all on my KDP Select Experiment--just in case you thought my results were a one-shot fluke.

My ebooks have been doing better than some by James Patterson, Amanda Hocking, Dan Brown, Tom Clancy and many others. This floors me.

DIVINE INTERVENTION has been selling steadily at an increased daily average from my pre-Select days, though the numbers don't really amaze me. What does amaze me are the numbers of the second book I enrolled. 
To date, my thriller THE RIVER is selling more per day than it was per month. My daily average has slowly been INcreasing, not decreasing as I thought it would, even weeks after my free promo ended. This was the book that went out to over 20,000 readers for free over my 2-day free promo.
What is even more astounding to me is that my "heart book" WHALE SONG was just enrolled in Select and I did my first free promo yesterday and over 20,000 readers got it free in 1 day. It's free today too until around midnight, which means it could potentially reach 40,000 people.

Now for those of you who haven't read all my posts on this subject and who may be wondering why I'm so excited about giving away free copies, you need to understand a few things. In a very short period of time I will have reached over 50,000 new readers who probably hadn't read my books before. The chances are that they will buy one of my other books. 
I've already seen what a free promo can do. After the first one I did almost all my other ebooks noticeably surged in sales. And the books I had given away? Sales spiked drastically afterward. In fact I'm expecting a very BIG check from Amazon this month. Big as in I'll potentially make 1/3 to 1/2 of my past yearly average in 1 month. From my ebooks. Not from the books I publish at Imajin Books, just my own.
My vow to my readers is that I'll do everything to provide you with a gripping, unique story and interesting characters, and I'll continue to perfect my craft. My vow to myself is that I will finally get paid for my talents, dedication and hard work. It's time. :-)
If you have enjoyed my KDP Select Experiment or if you've found my journey helpful or inspiring, please consider buying one of my books. http://www.cherylktardif.comCheryl Kaye Tardif is a bestselling Canadian suspense author.
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message 1: by Susan Jane (new)

Susan Jane McLeod It IS time! You deserve it all! Congratulations!


message 2: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Thank you SO much, Susan.! That's really sweet of you to say. :-) Believe me, I'll be using what I learn from this experiment for our books at Imajin Books. :-)


message 3: by Susan Jane (new)

Susan Jane McLeod I know you will! That's you!


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