Kindle Unlimited KENP Read for September, 2015

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Good news, I think:

Kindle Unlimited paid $0.00507 per KENP read for September, 2015.

That’s just over half a penny per page.

Why is this good news?

Because in August, 2015, Kindle Unlimited paid $0.00514 per normalized page read.

We now have two consecutive months with only a very slight change in the Amazon payment for pages read.

Recall that the payment for July was somewhat higher: $0.00580.

When July’s $0.00580 dropped to August’s $0.00514, I was concerned with this 11% drop.

I was worried about stability.

But with September’s $0.00507 roughly matching August’s $0.00514, I see prospects for stability.

It’s still early. We only have three months of data for the new Kindle Unlimited payout.

But we do have a year of data for the previous Kindle Unlimited payout, along with a few years of payouts for Amazon Prime borrows.

And that data shows that the payout tends to approach a fairly stable number (until significant changes to the program were introduced).

So there is reason to expect the payment to stabilize. Will it stabilize at or near half a penny per normalized page? Good question, but for two months in a row, that’s about what it is.

There is a little more good news, too:

The KDP Select Global Fund has risen to $12M for September, 2015.

This figure has steadily grown, and has been fairly stable.

The KDP Select Global Fund for August was $11.8M, and it was approximately $11M in May, June, and July.

This represents a very large, indie-friendly customer base. Amazon is paying over $100M per year just for KDP Select books borrowed through Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime.

This customer base is not just very large, its stable; if anything, it appears to be growing a little.

Write happy, be happy. 🙂

Chris McMullen

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