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Amazon Reports First Kindle Unlimited Rates By Territory

Calculator, pen and agenda in black organizer caseNovember 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 Europe also 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

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