The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate paid to authors for February 2017 bounced back to $0.0049 after falling to $0.0047 in January.
The stronger result came despite the KDP Select Global fund dropping by $1 million to $16.8 million from January’s record high of $17.8 million.
Some other KENP rates for February 2017 in various Kindle markets were:
- UK: £0.0037 (up from £0.0035 in January )
- Germany: €0.0034 (the same level as in December last year)
- Japan: ¥0.518 (around $0.0045 equivalent)
February, of course, is a difficult month to spot trends as it’s about 6%-10% shorter than the other months and often experiences a bit of a slump.
It was in February 2016 that Amazon introduced its KENP v2.0 ‘recount’ system when it basically recalculated how many words make up a KENP (Kindle Edition Normalized Page).
The KENP figure for February 2016 was $0.0047 and it’s stayed relatively steady since then, with the low point being $0.0045 in August and the high point a run of $0.0052, $0.0053 and $0.0052 in October, November and December respectively.
- 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
- January: $0.0047
- February: $0.0049
Using my usual back-of-the-envelope calculations for the possible number of KENPs read during the month (by dividing the KDP fund total by the KENP rate) gives a total of around 2.91 billion KENPs for February 2017, which is down on 2.98 billion KENPs in February 2016 and 3.78 billion in January 2017.