Indie Publishers: Make the Most of Kindle Unlimited Video Tutorial

If you’ve ever shied away from enrolling your books in Kindle Select for fear of people borrowing but not buying, this tutorial video will help you understand how to make the most of this valuable service.

Kindle Unlimited is like Netflix for books. It's Amazon's $10/month unlimited lending library. Some indie publishers complain all their book sales dried up since enrolling their books. Others are doing great.

Kindle Unlimited

Here is a video tutorial showing you how to make the most of it.

Some ideas to Keep Kindle Unlimited from Robbing You of Royalties:

  • Put only the first book in a series into KDP Select.
  • OR enroll a book for 3 months then take it out.
  • OR rotate boks in and out of the program, perhaps once a year.
  • Remember you can exclude a KDP Select title from KU by following the procedure

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Amazon’s Indie Author Smackdown: Changes to KDP Select Payouts

Amazon has changed the way they pay indie authors participating in the KDP Select promotion program…for the worse!

Amazon has changed the way it pays authors who participate in the KDP Select program. Here is the email from Amazon:

In mid-June, we announced a change to the way we will pay for authors’ participation in Kindle Unlimited (KU) and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL) (https://kdp.amazon.com/community/ann.jspa?annID=786). Starting today, the payout of the KDP Select Global Fund will be based on the number of pages KU and KOLL customers read.

 

In mid-July, we will post results for the fund in June, expected to be at least $11M, making June the largest monthly payout so far. As previously announced, the KDP Select fund for July and August will also be at least $11M.

KDP authors can now see the Kindle Edition Normalized Page Count (KENPC V1.0) for each of their KDP Select titles on the "Promote and Advertise" page in their Bookshelf (https://kdp.amazon.com/bookshelf). Please keep in mind that, because it is based on settings specific to this program and intended to normalize the count across all KDP Select titles, KENPC may well vary from page counts listed on a book’s Amazon detail page or page counts for a print book. As measured using KENPC, during the month of June, KU and KOLL customers read nearly 1.9 billion Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENPs) of KDP Select books.

For information about how we determine a book’s Kindle Edition Normalized Page Count (KENPC V1.0), you can read more here:  https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A156OS90J7RDN.

 

We welcome your continued feedback and ideas about how we can further improve Kindle Direct Publishing and Kindle Unlimited.

 

Best regards,
The Kindle Direct Publishing Team

 

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Some questions Authors have:

What's a Kindle page?

There are no page numbers in Kindle, and anyone can adjust the font. Thus, it is unclear what they're calling a page. They're normalizing, but will it really be in our favor?

How will this affect payouts for the average indie publisher?

The program is new enough that it's hard to tell.

Screwdriver

It feels to me like a way to apply a screwdriver to a place where sun doesn't shine!

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DIgital Publishing Services News: Kindle Unlimited Expands to Spain and Italy

FInd out about the Kindle Unlimited program for indie publishing authors, as well as Kindle Select promotions, and see how quickly Amazon is expanding the program.

If you're using Kindle Direct Publishing's Kindle Select promotional program  for any of your books, you'll want to be aware of a great new development.

Kindle Unlimited is a fabulous, in my opinion, A Tasty Morsel paranormal fantasy novella covercontinuity program that enables members to read as many eligible Kindle books as they want via loan. There are also Audible audiobook titles in the program.

The program  is valuable for indie authors as well. You can read my post about Kindle Unlimited for authors here.

Initially, the program only deployed in the USA. Now, little by little, they are expanding into other countries. THtey just added Spain and Italy. Here is the message I received from KDP:

Since you are enrolled in KDP Select, we want you to know Kindle Unlimited has launched on Amazon.es and Amazon.it.

Kindle Unlimited has a library of over 700,000 titles. Any title you have enrolled in KDP Select will be available for customers to read.

Learn about Kindle Unlimited:  https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=AA9BSAGNO1YJH&language=en_US

Best regards,
The Kindle Direct Publishing Team

Little by little, people worldwide will be able to read your books all over the world when you include them in Kindle Select promotions.

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Indie Author: How Can You Make Kindle Unlimited Work for You?

Kindle Unlimited is a new Amazon membership, like Netflix for books. Beyond the benefits for readers, there are numerous benefits for indie authors. To make them YOURS, attend this live free training (yes it’s recorded too). Details in the post.

Have you heard of Kindle Unlimited yet? It's like Netflix for books. For a monthly fee,

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First, learn about its benefits for readers. Next, I'll invite you to a free 20 minute training showing you how to make use of it as an indie author.

Kindle Unlimited from the readers perspective:

  • For $9.95/month, you can borrow certain books from the Kindle and Audible libraries.
  • It's not ALL books, but all KDP authors' books and some other titles.
  • You may keep the books in your library for as long as you are a member.
  • Members u can, of course, outright purchase books that are in the KU catalog.

You can login to your Amazon account and see this new program right there.

Kindle Unlimited for Indie Authors

Before you flail your arms and wail that you want people to BUY your book, not borrow it, think again. As long as certain things happen, you'll still earn royalties on your Kindle Unlimited member reads.

Wondering how you can benefit from Kindle Unlimited? Be sure to attend this free 20 minute training Thursday, July 31 at 11:03  AM Eastern.

Kindle Unlimited really can help you sell more books.

Simply register at WriteOnPurpose.com/adventure  to get the training and the class notes to help you master this new membership.

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- this time helping you sell more books

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