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

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


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