Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for February 2019 rises by 7%

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for February 2019 rose to $0.0047, which was up by nearly 7% from $0.0044 in January despite the KDP Select Global fund falling to $23.5 million from $24.7 million in January.

In the UK market, the KENP rate for February 2019 rose to £0.0034 from £0.0031 in January.

The results follow the usual seasonal trend for February with the KENP payout increasing and the KDP Select fund size falling, largely due to February being around 10% shorter than other months.

The KDP Select fund for February 2019 dropped by $1.2 million to $23.5 million from $24.7 million in January, but this year’s February fund was still 17.5% up on the $20 million paid out a year ago in February 2018.

For February 2019, using the calculation of dividing the total KDP Select fund ($23.5 million) by the US KENP rate ($0.0047) to get an idea of the total number of KENPs read during the month results in 5 billion KENPs, down from 5.61 billion KENPs in January, but an increase from 4.93 billion KENPs in December.

Kindle Unlimited has now paid out a total of $888.2 million to authors since it launched in July 2014.


The US KENP payout figures for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 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
February: $0.0046
March: $0.0045
April: $0.0045
May: $0.0045
June: $0.0046
July: $0.0045
August: $0.0045
September: $0.0048
October: $0.0048
November: $0.0052
December: $0.0048


2019

January: $0.0044
February: $0.0047


The monthly KDP Select Global fund totals for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 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

Annual increase from 2016-2017: 19.67%


2018

January: $20.9 million
February: $20 million
March: $21 million
April: $21.2 million
May: $22.5 million
June: $22.6 million
July: £23.1 million
August: $23.3 million
September: $23.4 million
October: $23.5 million
November: $23.6 million
December: $23.7 million

Total for 2018: $267.8 million

Annual increase from 2017-2018: 20.35%


2019

January: $24.7 million
February: $23.5 million

Total for 2019 so far: $48.2 million


The annual total figures for Kindle Unlimited since it started are:

2014: $31.735 million (Jul-Dec)

2015: $131.6 million

2016: $186 million

2017: $222.6 million

2018: $267.8 million

2019: $48.2 million so far

Grand total overall of $888.2 million


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