Mystery, suspense, thrillers, paranormal, horror & YA by "Cheryl Kaye Tardif" & romance by "Cherish D'Angelo". Cheryl is represented by Trident Media Group in NY.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My KDP Select Experiment

I began experimenting with Amazon's KDP Select program in late January 2012. Since then I have watched my numbers soar, along with my income. Never have I earned so much from my writing!

In 11 months I have earned over $210,000 just from my Kindle ebooks alone.

And I have discovered some marketing techniques that really work. When I consistently follow the same techniques, my income dramatically increases. When I slack off, my numbers decline. I have used the same techniques for the past 9 months.

And my ebook HOW I MADE OVER $42,000 IN 1 MONTH SELLING MY KINDLE EBOOKS unveils every technique I use, plus includes over 110 resources--sites/blogs etc that will help you promote your Select freebies. During the month where I made over $42,000, over $32,000 of that was from ONE single suspense novel.

Many of those who have followed my strategies have seen increased numbers. The ones who haven't seen higher numbers most likely did not use ALL my techniques. I'll be clear here: if you want this to work for you, do everything I did. And that includes advertising your freebies on paid and free sites.

Pick up a copy of my marketing book designed specifically for KDP, giving you all my strategies, lots of tips and lists of resources for advertising your free promotions on Amazon. For only $2.99 you could be earning $200,000+ like I am, just from KDP Select.

How I Made Over $42,000 in 1 Month Selling My Kindle eBooks

If you have conducted your own KDP Select experiment and have shared your stats (positive or negative) on your blog, please leave a link to your blog in the comments. Thank you.

~ Cheryl


Ruth Barrett said...

Hi Cheryl-

Here are my findings so far...

Good to compare and contrast -- obviously it will vary depending on how many books one has on KDP.

Cheryl Tardif said...

Thanks for sharing, Ruth. :-)

Ruth Barrett said...

No problem, Cheryl-- thanks for stopping by my blog. I will keep you posted as things progress... !

Lyza Ramona said...

Thanks for taking us through your experiment. I am on day 20 of my own 90 KDP Select experiment, however mine is a non fiction budget travel e-booklet. It's slow going but I am making more sales. 70 days to go :0)

Valerie L said...

Hello Cheryl,

Thanks for sharing your information and congratulations on your great success. That's life-changing and such fantastic news!

I'm new to the KDP Select and yesterday started a new campaign for 3 days of freebies over Christmas 2012 for my new book (extract) called "Be The Confident You!"

You are a great role model for me to follow and I welcome your response :o)

Thanks in advance,

Cheryl Tardif said...

Hi Lyza,

Though nonfiction is harder to sell, it's not impossible to get thousands of downloads and great after sales. Word of warning: don't judge Select and free promos based on October or Novembers results. These are often low sales months as people prepare for Christmas. You should see a rise in numbers over Christmas and if you do a free promo sometime between December 24-January 10th, you should see momentum roll over throughout January and possibly into February. Good luck.

Cheryl Tardif said...

Hi Valerie,

Good luck with your book and your freebie promotion in December. They key to big numbers is exposure to readers so tweet, FB, blog etc. Advertise on free sites or inexpensive sites that cater to READERS. Use tweet teams like WLC to leverage your time and efforts. Good luck!