Wow! Big Bonuses Announced for Top KDP Select Authors


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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3 comments on “Wow! Big Bonuses Announced for Top KDP Select Authors

    • Which list? The list of which authors/books made the list for August? (KDP will be contacting them.) The current top 100’s can be found on Amazon (but then you have to filter Select). Not sure if they’ve to post any All-Star lists at Amazon.

      • I can’t figure out how to do the filter. It’d be nice to see my name or one of my books on there. Though with the slump, I doubt it. Not to be pessimistic, but I don’t think I had a banner August even with the new book debuting. Things seem to still be slow for me.

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