Kindle Unlimited August 2017 KENP rate edges up as KENPC v3.0 comes into operation

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate payment for August 2017 edged up to $0.0041 from $0.0040 in July and the KDP Select Global Fund hit another record high of $19.4 million from $19 million in the previous month.

August was the first month of operation of KENPC v3.0, an updated version of KENPC (Kindle Edition Normalized Page Count) which has largely been seen as a change to address ‘page-flip’ problems.

International KENP rates for August include:

  • UK: £0.0032 (up from £0.0030 in July)
  • Germany: €0.0028 (up from €0.0027 in July)
  • Canada: C$ 0.0041
  • Australia: AUD 0.0036

The US KENP rate was actually close to $0.0042 as the fifth decimal place is a 9. I believe it confuses the issue to round up or down so stick to the first four decimal places but it does offer some encouragement that the autumn figures might be set to be on the climb.

The KDP Select Global Fund saw another substantial boost of $400,000 in August after a $1 million rise in July from $18 million in June. There had been several months previously of increases of $100,000. The KDP fund now looks certain to hit the $20 million mark some time during the autumn.

Dividing the August 2017 KDP Select fund of $19.4 million by the US KENP rate of $0.0041 gives a total of around 4.73 billion KENPs read during the month, which is marginally down on 4.75 billion KENPs in July. Figures for previous months were 4.28 billion in June, 4.16 billion in May and 3.95 billion for April.


The US KENP payout figures since KENP v2.0 was introduced in February 2016 are:
2016

  • February: $0.0047
  • 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)

The monthly KDP Select global fund totals since KENP v2.0 was introduced in February 2016 are:

2016

  • February: $14 million
  • 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

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)

Links to related articles:

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for July sinks to $0.0040 despite KDP fund hitting $19 million record

Amazon brings in KENPC v3.0 to iron out Kindle Unlimited page-flip blips

Kindle Unlimited borrows to feature in new Amazon Charts

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