With the start of July, Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Select Program has unveiled the new ‘Pages Read’ model for the Kindle Unlimited (KU) and Kindle Lending Library (KLL). This program, formally known as the ‘Kindle Edition Normalized Pages Read’ (KENP) program will be used to calculate an author’s portion of royalties from the KDP Select Global Fund, which now stands at 11 million. We met the announcement of the new program with trepidation and we have yet to find out what the rate of recompense will be. Time will tell. So how’s it going so far?
We’ve seen the new bar graph, tracking pages read, and thankfully, some intrepid individual is actually reading one of our books. Here’s a screen shot of the new bar graph used to track pages read taken from our KDP dashboard this morning:
This is heady stuff! We already compulsively check the sales dashboard on a daily basis and adding in pages read for our KU/KLL borrows won’t help. What does this graph show us? Someone has read 306 pages. We have yet to find out what Amazon will pay us for each page. We have heard rumors that it could be as low as .006 cents a page but that seems a bit pessimistic. We’ll let you know what we find out next month when the final amount paid per page is determined and in the meantime, our sales figures will remain unaffected.
So, dear readers, if you enroll in Kindle Unlimited or the Kindle Lending Library, borrow our books, give ’em a read, and if you’re so inclined, leave us a review. Every little bit helps.
We hope the summer gives you ample opportunity to read and relax.
Anne, Nancy and Eric