Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for March 2019 edges down while KDP fund shows first-quarter rise of 16.5% on 2018

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for March 2019 fell back to $0.0045 from $0.0047 in February with the KDP Select Global fund increasing to $24 million from $23.5 million in February.

In the UK market, the KENP rate for March 2019 also fell to £0.0032 from £0.0034 in February.

The rate is following the usual seasonal trend for Kindle Unlimited and this year’s March fund of $24 million was 14% up on the $21 million paid out a year ago in March 2018. That took the total paid out to authors by KU since it launched through the $900 million mark to a grand total of $912.2 million.

The total paid out for the first three months of 2019 is $72.2 million, which is just over 16.5% up on the total of $61.9 million during the first quarter of 2018.

For March 2019, using the calculation of dividing the total KDP Select fund ($24 million) by the US KENP rate ($0.0045) to get an idea of the total number of KENPs read during the month results in 5.3 billion KENPs, a rise from 5 billion KENPs in February.


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
March: $0.0045


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
March $24 million

Total for 2019 so far: $72.2 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: $72.2 million so far

Grand total overall of $912.2 million


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