We wanted to give you a quick follow-up to our Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENP) blog post a few weeks ago. There has been quite a bit of information flying about the program. This is what we now know and what we still don’t know.
Our royalty rate of payment for KENP pages-read for July was $.0057 per page. That being said, we still don’t know what the rubric is for page count per book, so we don’t know what we are being paid per complete book read, only the number of pages. On Amazon in e-book form, Creek House is 384 pages. At that rate, we should be paid $2.19 per complete read-through. However, since the page count for KENP is calculated by Amazon and is different from our page count and we don’t know how many books were read, we don’t know if we are being paid less per book at the 70% royalty rate or if some readers are only reading partial manuscripts.
One way Amazon could eliminate the mystery of the page count would be to add the KENP page count data to the author bookshelf in KDP. For example, a simple, “KENP = 145 pages” for each book would provide us with a way to calculate our royalty per book at current rates. It would satisfy the bean counter in all of us, anyway. Adding in the “pages read per book” by title to the royalty report would also go a long way to clearing up some of the mystery. Amazon already has a tab for KOLL/KU in the royalty report but that tab has been blank for the last two months.
There is still a lot of confusion about Kindle Unlimited, Kindle Lending Library and Kindle Edition Normalized Pages. We will try to keep you updated as we are able to gather more information.
Anne, Nancy and Eric