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KU Per-Page Rate Falls as the Funding Pool Grew in January 2018

I have some good news and some bad news for authors today; while Amazon increased the funding pool for Kindle Unlimited last month, they also let the per-page rate fall by about 5%.

Amazon announced on its support forums on Thursday that the KU Funding pool was $20.9 million, an increase of $1 million from December 2017. Amazon also revealed to authors that the per-page royalty was 45 48 hundredths of a cent, a drop of 3 hundredths of a cent from the previous month.

  • US: $0.0045 (USD)
  • Germany: €0.0031 (EUR)
  • UK: £0.0034 (GBP)
  • Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy: €0.0044 (EUR)
  • Brazil: R$ 0.0108 (BRL)
  • Japan: 0.5519 (JPY)
  • India, Australia, Mexico, Canada: 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

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Modi Gliani 15 February, 2018 um 11:10 pm

Your number is wrong. The drop is 11.5 percent to .0045


Allen F 18 February, 2018 um 1:13 pm

Eh, it’s a gamble and a game. Those that don’t like the odds/payouts will gather up their toys/stories and play elsewhere.


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