Kindle Unlimited Payment Dips Slightly in September 2015

Kindle-UnlimitedAmazon has released the monthly stats for Kindle Unlimited, its access-based ebook service.

The total funding for September 2015 was $12 million, up slightly from August 2015. The average per-page payment was $0.00507, down ever so slightly from August 2015 ($0.0051). A total of 2.366 billion pages were read, worldwide.

Here's the running tally of monthly funding pools:

  • May 2014: $1.2 million
  • June 2014: $1.2 million
  • July: $2.5 million (Kindle Unlimited launches early in the month)
  • August: $4.7 million
  • September: $5 million
  • October: $5.5 million
  • November 2014: $6.5 million
  • December 2014: $7.25 million
  • January 2015 - $8.5 million
  • February 2015: $8 million
  • March 2015: $9.3 million
  • April 2015: $9.8 million
  • May 2015: $10.8 million
  • June 2015: $11.3 million
  • July 2015: $11.5 million
  • August 2015: $11.8 million
  • September 2015: $12 million

Thanks, Morris!

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5 Comments on Kindle Unlimited Payment Dips Slightly in September 2015

  1. Where does the money come from, and how do they determine how much is paid per page?

  2. Any speculation on what the per-page payout might be this time next year?

    How about .0025? Pretty drastic, I know. I don’t think it’ll come to that, but I wonder how long the current payouts are sustainable.

    .0040 would not surprise me for Christmas season 2016.

  3. So Amazon is on track to pay upwards of $140 million a year in royalties through KU. In my mind the comparison is how much would this aggregate number of authors be expected to making otherwise, through traditional revenue channels? Any insight on that issue?

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