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

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for December 2017 saw a strong rise of nearly 9% to reach the year’s highest rate of $0.0050, up from $0.0046 in November.

The KDP Global Select fund added $100,000 from November’s $19.8 million to a new high of $19.9 million.

The KENP rate for the Amazon.com Kindle store was closing in on $0.0051 as the figure to six decimal places was $0.005064. The KENP rate in the UK also rose sharply to £0.0039 from £0.0035 in November, an increase of over 11%.

The total paid out to indie authors by the KDP Select Global fund over the whole of 2017 is $222.6 million, an increase of nearly 20% over the 2016 total of $186 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

Grand total of $571.935 million 


For December 2017, using the calculation of dividing the total KDP Select fund ($19.9 million) by the US KENP rate ($0.0050) to get an idea of the total number of KENPs read results in around 4.42 billion, up from 4.3 billion KENPs in November..

Figures for previous months were 4.37 billion KENPs during October, 4.43 billion KENPs in September, 4.73 billion in August and 4.75 billion in July.


The US KENP payout figures for 2016 and 2017 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

The monthly KDP Select global fund totals for 2016 and 2017 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


 

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