Kindle Unlimited becomes less appealing to authors. Again.

I just checked the titles I have in Kindle Unlimited (generally shorts and the one YA) and I found an across-the-board decrease so that the KENPC is 87% of the original page count. Some sleight of hand, this. I won’t be signing up again.

Jay Northcote

So, this morning I woke up to the word on the street (aka Facebook), that once again, Amazon has made significant changes to the pay structure for Kindle Unlimited with no advance notice, or even an announcment after the event (unless I missed it).

The short version: They’ve found another way to pay authors less

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The long version:

The payout for books on Kindle Unlimited is calculated based on two factors.

The KENPC (which is the official Amazon calculated page count of your book), and the rate they pay per page read (which is currently 0.0046c per page).

So, for example a book with a KENPC (page count) of 100 pages would earn $0.46 if someone borrows and reads the whole book.

What Amazon have done, is change the way they calculate the KENPC. I’m not sure how this affects other books, but for mine – they have taken a…

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About Nya Rawlyns

Nya Rawlyns doesn’t write typical romance. She writes emotion as a contact sport, rough and often raw. It need not be pleasant, heart-warming or forever after. What she seeks is what lies beneath—a dance of extremes, the intersect of need and desire, and the compromises we make when pain and pleasure become indistinguishable. ***** She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. ***** When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or three pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.
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One Response to Kindle Unlimited becomes less appealing to authors. Again.

  1. Sharon says:

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your daily posts I’m usually at work and ready for a good chuckle or cry.

    Thanks

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