Amazon will pay some authors to read some pages




Amazon goes some writers pay based on the number of pages that readers of their books read from 1 July. These are writers that their books via Kindle Unlimited and the Lending Library for Kindle owners make available in-house.

Amazon suits his requirements for Direct Publishing July 1 on , noted The Atlantic. Who spends his books in-house using Kindle Unlimited and the Lending Library for Kindle owners get royalty from the date paid on the basis of each page that reads a user for the first time. That number is compared to the total number of pages read by all authors. The royalties are paid from a KDP Select fund set up for this purpose.

“We carry out this change in response to the great feedback we have received from authors that we requested to align pay better on the size of the book and the number of pages that customers read,” cites Amazon as a reason for the change. The book shop cites the example of an author of a book of 200 pages which has lent 100 times, but read on average only half. That would earn 1,000 euros from a fund of 10 million euros and a total number of pages read by 100 million.

Authors can gain insight into the number of read pages per book through their Sales Dashboard. Amazon Kindle Edition uses the Normalized Page Count standard to determine the number of pages read. The count is based on the default font, line height and spacing, and begins with the first chapter.


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