Kindle Unlimited KENP payment rate for March 2017 falls by 6%

The Kindle Unlimited March 2017 payout for authors fell by 6% to $0.0046 per KENP from the February 2017 figure of $0.0049.

The KDP Select Global fund for March 2017 rose by nearly $1 million to $17.7 million from $16.8 million in February but didn’t quite reach the record high of $17.8 million seen in January.

Here are some of the Kindle Unlimited March KENP rates in various international markets:

  • UK: £0.0034 (down from £0.0037 in February)
  • Germany: €0.0032 (down from €0.0034 in February)
  • Japan: ¥ 0.5186
  • Canada: C$ 0.0044
  • India: INR 0.0895
  • Australia: A$ 0.0041
  • Mexico: Mex$ 0.0765

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The March 2017 KENP payout is slightly down on the $0.0047 paid out in the same month in 2016 but represents a steady year-on-year trend which can now be compared like with like as Amazon brought in its KENP v2.0 system in February 2016 which recalculated how many words make up a KENP (Kindle Edition Normalized Page).

Dividing the March 2017 fund of $17.7 million by the US KENP rate of $0.0046 results in 3.84 billion, which should represent a ballpark figure of the total KENPs read during the month. That is a big rise from 2.91 billion in February 2017 and is a return to around the level of 3.78 billion KENPs read in January 2017.

The US KENP payout figures since KENP v2.0 was introduced 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

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2017

  • January: $0.0047
  • February: $0.0049
  • March: $0.0046

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The monthly KDP Select global fund totals since KENP v2.0 was introduced 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

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2017

  • January $17.8 million
  • February $16.8 million
  • March $17.7 million

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