January 2018 Kindle Unlimited KENP rate falls to $0.0044 as seasonal reading rise puts pressure on fund

January is never a great month for the Kindle Unlimited KENP rate as post-Christmas reads rise sharply to put pressure on the overall fund and 2018 got off to a typical start with a rate of $0.0044, a 12% fall from $0.0050 in December, which was the highest KENP rate of 2017.

The KDP Global Select fund added a surprisingly hefty $1 million to hit another new record high of $20.9 million.

The KENP rate in the UK also fell by around 12% to $0.0034 from £0.0039 in December 2017.

For January 2018, using the calculation of dividing the total KDP Select fund ($20.9 million) by the US KENP rate ($0.0044) to get an idea of the total number of KENPs read results in around 4.75 billion KENPS, up from 4.42 billion in December 2017 and 4.3 billion KENPs in November.

The January 2018 level of KENPs read was last seen in summer 2017 with 4.73 billion in August and 4.75 billion in July


The US KENP payout figures for 2016, 2017 and 2018 are:


2016

  • January: $0.0041
  • February: $0.0047 (KENP v2.0 introduced)
  • March: $0.0047
  • April: $0.0048
  • May: $0.0046
  • June: $0.0049
  • July: $0.0048
  • August: $0.0045
  • September: $0.0049
  • October: $0.0052
  • November: $0.0053
  • December: $0.0052

2017

  • January: $0.0047
  • February: $0.0049
  • March: $0.0046
  • April: $0.0045
  • May: $0.0043
  • June: $0.0042
  • July: $0.0040
  • August: $0.0041 (KENP v3.0 introduced)
  • September: $0.0044
  • October: $0.0045
  • November: $0.0046
  • December: $0.0050

2018

  • January: $0.0044

The monthly KDP Select global fund totals for 2016, 2017 and 2018 are:


2016

  • January: $15 million
  • February: $14 million (KENP v2.0 introduced)
  • March: $14.9 million
  • April: $14.9 million
  • May: $15.3 million
  • June: $15.4 million
  • July: $15.5 million
  • August: $15.8 million
  • September: $15.9 million
  • October: $16.2 million
  • November: $16.3 million
  • December: $16.8 million

Overall total for 2016: $186 million


2017

  • January: $17.8 million
  • February: $16.8 million
  • March: $17.7 million
  • April: $17.8 million
  • May $17.9 million
  • June $18 million
  • July: $19 million
  • August: $19.4 million (KENP v3.0 introduced)
  • September $19.5 million
  • October $19.7 million
  • November: $19.8 million
  • December: $19.9 million

Overall total for 2017: $222.6 million


2018

  • January: $20.9 million

The annual total figures for KU since it started are:

2014: $31.735 million (Jul-Dec)

2015: $131.6 million

2016: $186 million

2017: $222.6 million

2018 (so far): $20.9 million

Grand total of $592.835 million


Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for December 2017 leaps by 9% to hit high point for the year as annual fund total paid out rises 20% to $222 million


 

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