Kindle Unlimited Funding Pool Dips in February 2018 as the Per-Page Rate Rises

Kindle Unlimited Funding Pool Dips in February 2018 as the Per-Page Rate Rises Amazon

Audible Romance is causing chaos in the audiobook market, but KU's impact on the ebook market is another story.

Amazon announced on Thursday that Kindle Unlimited's funding pool shrank in February (just like it does most years). Amazon will pay out $20 million for pages read by KU subscribers in February, plus bonuses.

That is a decrease of just under a million dollars from the funding pool for January 2018, but it's still good news for authors. Chriss McMullen notes that the KU per-page rate rose to $0.00466 in February 2018 from $0.00448 for January.

From KBoards:

  • US: $0.0047 (USD)
  • Germany: €0.0032 (EUR)
  • UK: £0.0036 (GBP)
  • Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy: €0.0046 (EUR)
  • Canada: $0.0046 (CAD)
  • Brazil: R$ 0.0112 (BRL)
  • Japan: 0.5776 (JPY)
  • India: 0.0906 (INR)
  • Australia: $0.0040 (AUD)
  • Mexico: unknown

P.S. Here's a list of the monthly funding pools. It does not include the bonuses paid out each month.

  • July 2014: $2.5 million (Kindle Unlimited launches early in the month)
  • August 2014: $4.7 million
  • September 2014: $5 million
  • October 2014: $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
  • November 2015: $12.7 million
  • December 2015: $13.5 million
  • January 2016: $15 million
  • February 2016: $14 million
  • March 2016: $14.9 million
  • April 2016: $14.9 million
  • May 2016: $15.3 million
  • June 2016: $15.4 million
  • July 2016: $15.5 million
  • August 2016: $15.8 million
  • September 2016: $15.9 million
  • October 2016: $16.2 million
  • November 2016: $16.3 million
  • December 2016: $16.8 million
  • January 2017: : $17.8 million
  • February 2017: : $16.8 million
  • March 2017: $17.7 million
  • April 2017: $17.8 million
  • May 2017 :$17.9 million
  • June 2017: $18 million
  • July 2017: $19 million
  • August 2017: $19.4 million
  • September 2017: $19.5 million
  • October 2017: $19.7 million
  • November 2017: $19.8 million
  • December 2017: $19.9 million
  • January 2018: $20.9 million
  • February 2018: $20 million

Chris McMullen

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About Nate Hoffelder (10071 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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