KENPC v2.0 February 1, 2016
Amazon KDP changed how it determines the Kindle Edition Normalized Page Count (KENPC).
This affects Kindle e-books enrolled in KDP Select, which can be borrowed via Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime.
KDP Select books borrowed through Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime pay by the page read, where a Kindle Edition Normalized Page (KENP) is determined based on the book’s KENPC.
(This has no impact on royalties earned through sales, just borrows.)
On February 1, 2016, the method that Amazon uses to compute the KENPC changed.
The new value of KENPC is called KENPC v2.0.
Visit your KDP Bookshelf and click the Promote and Advertise button next to a title to see what its new KENPC is.
According to Amazon, on average the KENPC has changed by 5% or less.
I checked several of my books, which had KENPC’s ranging from 170 to 2039, and the KENPC v2.0 was nearly identical to the original KENPC.
So my books were virtually unaffected by this. I’m curious about your experience with the KENPC change. Is it significant?
One notable change reported by Amazon is that books with a KENPC exceeding 3000 will now be capped at 3000. (When a customer reads 100% of those extremely long books, the author actually earns more from a single book read than the monthly subscription cost.) This only affects a few books, like encyclopedias (which could be broken down into smaller pieces…).
If you want to read the KDP help page describing KENPC v2.0, you can find it here:
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