Kindle Unlimited Funding Dips in February 2016 as the Per-Page Payment Increases

The indie publishing community may be in turmoil with the news that scammers are outsmarting Amazon in Kindle Unlimited, but business continues unabated.

On Tuesday Amazon announced that the Kindle Unlimited funding pool for February 2016 totaled $14 million, down from the $15 million (plus bonuses) paid out in January. (While the drop in the total funding may surprise some, I would remind you that we saw a similar dip this time last year.)

The per-page rate rose slightly from January:

  • US: $0.00479 (USD), up from $0.00411
  • UK: £0.00305 per page (GBP), up from £0.00262
  • France: €0.00474 per page (Euro), up from €0.00408.
  • Spain: €0.00474 per page (Euro), up from €0.00408.
  • Canada: $0.00499 per page (CAD), up from $0.00476.
  • India: 0.104 per page (INRs), up from 0.1008.

P.S. Here’s a list of the monthly funding pools. It does not include the bonuses paid out each month.

  • May 2014: $1.2 million
  • June 2014: $1.2 million
  • 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

ChrisMcMullen

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