Kindle Unlimited Per Page Rose in February 2019 as the Funding Pool Shrank

Kindle Unlimited Per Page Rose in February 2019 as the Funding Pool Shrank ebook sales Kindle (platform)

Amazon informed authors on Friday that the Kindle Unlimited funding pool shrank in February. It totaled $23.5 million, down from $24.7 million in January 2019.

At the same time the per-page rate royalty increase to $0.0047821 (USD), compared to $0.00442265 in January,  $0.0048737 in December, and $0.005206 in November 2018.

  • US: $0.0049 (USD)
  • UK: £0.0034 (GBP)
  • Canada: $0.0042 (CAD)
  • Germany: €0.0029 (EUR)
  • France: €0.0044 (EUR)
  • Spain: €0.0046 (EUR)
  • Italy: €0.0047 (EUR)
  • Brazil: R$ 0.0094 (BRL)
  • Japan: 0.5309 (JPY )
  • Australia: $0.0038 (AUD)
  • Mexico: 0080 MXP
  • India:  0.9301 INR
  • Netherlands: 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
  • September 2018: $23.4 million
  • October 2018: $23.5 million
  • November 2018: $23.6 million
  • December 2018: $23.7 million
  • January 2019: $24.7 million
  • February 2019: $23.5 million

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8 Comments

  1. Gordon Horne15 March, 2019

    A little back of the envelop figuring:
    Page reads Nov 18 – Dec 18 +329.6million +7.27%
    Dec 18 – Jan 19 +726.1million +14.93%
    Jan 19 – Feb 19 -674.7million -12.07%

    It’s only a couple of data points, but it looks like ±15% in your monthly KU page reads is just variability in the system.

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  2. Disgusting Dude15 March, 2019

    Look to previous years.
    January always booms, February always drops a bit.
    It’s seasonality.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder15 March, 2019

      yep

      Reply
  3. Chris Lopes15 March, 2019

    While KU is a great deal for us readers, I don’t know if it’s such a great deal for authors or publishers. At a base rate of .005 cents per page, a 300 page book works out to 1.5 cents per book. That doesn’t sound like a lot for a book that normally retails for 4.99.

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  4. gbm15 March, 2019

    That is $1.43per book 300x.0047821=1.4346

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  5. Disgusting Dude15 March, 2019

    That’s not print pages.
    It’s for KENPCs, a virtual page spec. Plus, you slipped the decimal point two spaces. (Those are fractional dollars quoted.) So it’s around a half cent per KENPC.
    A typical full read on a novel will deliver anywhere from $1.25 to well over $5.00 depending on length.

    Also, it’s a rental, not a sale. Oranges to Apples.

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  6. Richard Hershberger18 March, 2019

    An artifact of February having fewer days?

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder18 March, 2019

      that, too

      Reply

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