November marks the first month where Amazon paid Kindle Unlimited authors and publishers a different rate per page based on the country or market where each book was borrowed.
Amazon has divided Kindle Unlimited into at least 6
5 regions based on currency (US, UK, Germany, France, Europe, India, and Canada). After taking conversion rates into account, the US and UK rates were about the same ($.0049 per page, or £.0033). That's a slight improvement from October 2015 ($.0048 per page).
- In Canada, the rate was $.0061, or about $.0044 USD.
- The rate in Germany
Europealso dipped to €.0043, or $.0046 USD.
- In France, the rate rose to €.0046 per page, an increase from october's rate of €0.0045.
- And the rate in India dropped the most, to .11 INR, or $.0016 USD.
With Kindle Unlimited only costing a few dollars in India, it's easy to see why Amazon adjusted the right.
The total pool that Amazon has arbitrarily decided to pay authors for November 2015 was $12.7 million, compared to $12.4 million for October 2015. 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
- October 2015: $12.4 million
Thanks, Morris, for the tip!
Edit: The stats for France came from Chris McMullen.
image by Horia Varlan