The best books for authors who want to increase book sales

Who am I?

I grew up reading my dad’s hardcore sci-fi and my mother’s romance, horror, and thrillers. This led to my desire to become a published author. Prior to 2012, I was a bestselling Canadian author with a handful of titles published. After hitting #4 on Amazon’s Bestsellers list, I was approached by agents and publishers. Within weeks I signed multiple contracts. Trident Media Group asked to represent me. Yes! I signed two audio deals with Audible, and multiple deals with foreign publishers. One of my mottos has always been to help other writers when I can, so I share my marketing expertise and experiences.


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

By Cheryl Kaye Tardif,

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

What is my book about?

This book is specifically designed for Amazon's KDP Select publishing program. Tried and tested methods that will increase your followers, fans, mailing lists, and sales from Imajin Books publisher and bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif. This book contains 130+ links to sites that will promote your ebook, plus other valuable resources. It is a To-Do book, not just To-Read. 

If you follow these steps, your sales will increase and you will build momentum that will keep going. I earned $100,000+ in one year because I did everything described, and the following year I earned $100,000+ because of the momentum built using these strategies and hitting #4 on Amazon’s overall bestseller’s list for my thriller, Children of the Fog.

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The books I picked & why

Book cover of How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon

Cheryl Kaye Tardif Why did I love this book?

When I was a fledgling author, I had no experience selling books, but I had sold Pampered Chef, Amway, cosmetics, and other companies’ products. Penny’s marketing books helped me to look outside of the box, especially outside the bookstore or Amazon. Many of her strategies helped me get to the highlight of my career, when one of my thrillers was #4 after The Hunger Games trilogy on Amazon.com’s overall bestseller list, out of millions of books.

By Penny C. Sansevieri,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Learn How to Turn Amazon into your 24/7 Book Sales Machine!

Are you ready to take your Amazon sales to the next level?

How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon (2021 edition) teaches you exactly how to do it – but smarter and with more success.

Named as one of the top influencers of 2019 by New York Metropolitan Magazine, Penny Sansevieri has also taught Amazon-centric classes and webinars to thousands of authors leading up to the release of this ultimate guide to mastering the Amazon marketing system.

The 2021 edition also introduces a brand new Powerhouse Amazon…


Book cover of BookBub Ads Expert

Cheryl Kaye Tardif Why did I love this book?

David Gaughran understands the intricacies of BookBub Ads, including the importance of carefully selected categories or genres and creating a major campaign. BookBub remains the leader in marketing books independently published via the KDP platform, and a planned marketing campaign is key to increasing sales. You will want to apply David’s strategies to your own BookBub Ad campaign, including the overlapping or layering of promotional ads.

By David Gaughran,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked BookBub Ads Expert as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

From the author of Let's Get Digital and Strangers to Superfans comes a guide to advertising on the world's hottest book marketing platform: BookBub Ads.

*Create attractive ad images to turn browsers into buyers.
*Optimize your targeting to attract the right readers.
*Manage your bids effectively to drive more sales for less money.
*Learn when to run your BookBub campaigns for maximum impact.
*Boost discovery of your books and improve visibility.
*Train the retailers to recommend your books to the right customers.
*Turbocharge series sales to dominate the charts with multiple books simultaneously.

BookBub Ads Expert will teach you everything…


Book cover of Supercharge Your Kindle Sales: Simple Strategies to Boost Organic Sales on Amazon and Blow Up Your Author Mailing List

Cheryl Kaye Tardif Why did I love this book?

If you’re looking for strategies that work, ones that are simple enough for anyone to do, this book has it all. He starts with the psychology of readers, what they search for on Amazon, and how searches, keywords, genres, etc. affect your sales. This book is a must-have if you plan to market Kindle ebooks. The info he gives on building a mailing list is a must-learn for every author.

By Nick Stephenson,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Supercharge Your Kindle Sales as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Get ready to Supercharge your Kindle ebook Sales!

Book marketing for authors can be a minefield of trial and error. We’ve all been there, right? Our book launches into the world, only to get lost in a sea of other titles. So, what’s missing? If you want to sell ebooks on Amazon, understanding the complex inner workings of the world’s largest bookstore is an essential part of any ebook marketing plan - but it doesn't have to be as complicated as you think.

This book has been designed to give you simple ebook marketing strategies that tie in to Amazon’s…


Book cover of Published: The Proven Path From Blank Page To 10,000 Copies Sold

Cheryl Kaye Tardif Why did I love this book?

I enjoyed reading about Chandler’s experience in publishing, and I liked his approach to documenting his actual experiences/strategies and sharing them with others. I don’t just want to read that an author has earned six figures; I want to know how they did it. Chandler has built a name for himself, offering his expertise in all things book publishing and marketing.

By Chandler Bolt,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Published as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

SECOND EDITION (Released December, 2021)

Are you tired of “thinking about” writing a book, even making it a New Year’s Resolution, but never making it happen?

Maybe you’ve been sitting on a finished manuscript for years waiting to press publish? Or maybe your book launch failed and you’re wondering what went wrong?

In this conversational and action-oriented book, Chandler Bolt presents the proven path from blank page to published author and your first 10,000 copies sold.

In Published. you will learn:

The MORE Writing Method: how to write a quality book while saving 100’s of hours in the process How…


Book cover of This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See

Cheryl Kaye Tardif Why did I love this book?

As Godin states: “Great marketers don't use consumers to solve their company's problem; they use marketing to solve other people's problems.” This book is for anyone in sales. For writers, you may find you see book marketing in a new light after reading this book. Not only is there psychology in how consumers (readers) make their decisions, learning to sell books also has a psychology behind it. Once you know who you are selling to and understand their needs, you can and will sell more.

By Seth Godin,

Why should I read it?

3 authors picked This Is Marketing as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller & Instant New York Times Bestseller

A game-changing approach to marketing, sales, and advertising.

For the first time Seth Godin offers the core of his marketing wisdom in one compact, accessible, timeless package. This is Marketing shows you how to do work you're proud of, whether you're a tech startup founder, a small business owner, or part of a large corporation.

No matter what your product or service, this book will help you reframe how it's presented to the world, in order to meaningfully connect with people who want it. Seth employs his signature blend…


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Currently Away: How Two Disenchanted People Traveled the Great Loop for Nine Months and Returned to the Start, Energized and Optimistic

By Bruce Tate,

Book cover of Currently Away: How Two Disenchanted People Traveled the Great Loop for Nine Months and Returned to the Start, Energized and Optimistic

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What is my book about?

The plan was insane. The trap seemed to snap shut on Bruce and Maggie Tate, an isolation forced on them by the pandemic and America's growing political factionalism. Something had to change.

Maggie's surprising answer: buy a boat, learn to pilot it, and embark on the Great Loop. With no experience, and knowing little about seafaring, diesel motors, or navigation, Maggie, Bruce, and the family dog decided to take on the six-thousand-mile journey down inland rivers, around the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, and across the Great Lakes. They would have to navigate canals, rivers, seas, and locks. But along the way, they made new lifelong friends and were forever changed.

For nine months, Bruce and Maggie navigated shallow rivers, bottomless lakes, joy, and loss. Against all odds, they conquered the Great Loop, and along the way, found common cause across political divides with new friends while blowing the walls off their world.

Currently Away: How Two Disenchanted People Traveled the Great Loop for Nine Months and Returned to the Start, Energized and Optimistic

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