KDP Select All-Stars
Today, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) announced special bonus payments to be made to KDP Select All-Stars.
For August, KDP Select All-Stars include:
- the top 100 KDP Select most-read authors
- the top 100 KDP Select most-read books
Most-read includes both sales and qualified borrows/downloads through Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited.
- Author bonuses range from $1,000 to $25,000.
- Book bonuses range from $500 to $2500.
I think it’s pretty cool. It gives authors an added incentive to strive to breakthrough to the top 100.
You don’t have to be the top 100 in books or the top 100 in Kindle, just the top 100 in KDP Select. That’s still very competitive though.
By the way, regarding the August, 2014 KOLL payment of $1.54, an extra $2.7 million was added to the KDP Select Global Fund (i.e. on top of the original $2 million) to make this happen.
So Amazon did add a ton of money to the pool to prevent KOLL from dropping too much. September’s fund is starting at $3 million.
If you want to read the KDP announcement regarding KDP Select All-stars, you can find it here:
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