Kindle Unlimited Funding Pool Grew in August 2018 While the Per-Page Rate Didn’t Change

Kindle Unlimited Funding Pool Grew in August 2018 While the Per-Page Rate Didn't Change ebook sales Kindle (platform)

Amazon announced on Friday that the Kindle Unlimited funding pool grew to $23.3 million in August (plus bonuses), up from $23.1 million in July 2018. At the same time the per-page rate royalty essentially didn't change, remaining at   $0.004491, compared to $0.004460 in June and $0.00454 in May 2018.

  • US: $0.0045 (USD)
  • UK: £0.0034 (GBP)
  • Canada: $0.0044 (CAD)
  • Germany: €0.0029 (EUR)
  • Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy: €0.0045 (EUR)
  • Brazil: R$ 0.0109 (BRL)
  • Japan: 0.5567 (JPY )
  • India: 0.8736 (INR)
  • Mexico, Australia: unknown

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
  • March 2018: $21 million
  • April 2018: $21.2 million
  • May 2018: $22.5 million
  • June 2018: $22.6 million
  • July 2018: $23.1 million
  • August 2018: $23.3 million

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3 Comments

  1. Carmen Webster Buxton20 September, 2018

    That makes sense if there are more books going into the KU program than are leaving it. So far, Amazon seems very committed to KU.

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  2. Allen F20 September, 2018

    Per-Page Rate seems to be high enough to keep enough writers in the KU, no reason for it to go up.

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  3. Steve H.20 September, 2018

    I recently jumped back into Kindle Unlimited for a couple months(I had KU for 3 months in 2015). Will jump back out and hopefully snag a year deal on Black Friday. Much better selection than 2015. They are dominant in the 5.99 and below sci-fi, fantasy and regular fiction categories. KU value is improving for avid readers.

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