Kindle Unlimited in the UK



Amazon just launched Kindle Unlimited in the UK (for the website).

Now UK customers can subscribe to Kindle Unlimited for £7.99 per month (with a free 30-day trial period).

This allows UK subscribers access to unlimited reading of over 650,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks. This includes all KDP Select titles selling in the UK, plus about 100,000 other titles, such as Harry Potter.

The KDP Select Global Fund for September is presently $3 million. In both July and August, more than $2 million was added to the projected KDP Select Global Fund each month to bring the KOLL payment up to $1.81 and $1.54, respectively, per book read to 10% through Kindle Unlimited.

The introduction of Kindle Unlimited to the UK will increase the borrows for September somewhat, though with only a week remaining in September, this effect will be somewhat limited.

Many KDP Select books will see a surge in borrows in the UK for September and October.

Chris McMullen

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Here’s Your Chance to Support an Author Who Avidly Supports Many Other Authors

Click to support fantasy author Charles E. Yallowitz. It’s easy.

You may have met Charles Yallowitz here at WordPress.

He is a huge supporter of fellow authors. I see him supporting other authors with reblogs, author interviews, group involvement, active comments, and much more. On top of that, he openly shares his marketing and writing tips on his WordPress blog.

I’ve heard newbie authors mention how impressed they were that Charles interacted with them on their new blogs. He was an avid supporter when I launched Read Tuesday last year.

Although Charles is very busy writing and editing his books (and raising a family), he always finds time to support fellow authors.

So here is our chance to do something very small and easy to help show our gratitude.

(By the way, Charles doesn’t know that I’m writing this post. It’ll be a nice surprise.)

Charles has a Thunderclap promotion going on.

It’s very simple. He needs 100 authors to sign up to automatically Tweet or post on Facebook a simple message about his Legends of Windemere fantasy series.

All you have to do is:

  • Click on the picture above, which will take you to Thunderclap.
  • Click the button for Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. (You can do more than one, if you wish.)
  • Personalize the message that links to his note about his series. (You’ll see the note when you click the picture above, so you won’t have to worry about not knowing what it says—you’ll know what it says.)

It will just take one minute. I know because I just signed up for it with Twitter. 🙂

Your post will only go live if he reaches his goal of 100 supporters.

He only has 45 out of 100 right now. We need 55 more supporters to make his Thunderclap promotion a success.

There are just 11 days left. If it’s a success, your post will go live on October 4.

So, please show your support to a highly supportive author.

If you enjoy fantasy books (sword & sorcery), you might enjoy his series. I’ve read his stories, and love the characters.

Feel free to spread the word about his Thunderclap promotion. You might also look into Thunderclap for your next promotion. It looks like a cool tool.

Here’s a big THANK YOU for any support you can lend.

——Chris McMullen