KINDLE UNLIMITED PAGES READ FOR SEPTEMBER, 2015
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. 🙂
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Chris McMullen, Author of A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers
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