Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for May 2017 falls to $0.0043

The Kindle Unlimited KENP payment rate to authors fell again in May 2017 to a new low under KENP v2.0 of $0.0043, down by 4.5% from $0.0045 in April.

The KDP Select Global fund for May rose by $100,000 to a record high of $17.9 million from $17.8 million in the previous month.

The KENP rate has fallen by 17% from December 2016’s figure of $0.0052 but May was the second-lowest KENP rate in 2016 so we might see some stronger results in the months to come.

Some of the other international KENP rates for May are:

  • UK: £0.0032 (down from £0.0034 in April)
  • Germany: €0.0029 (down from 0.0031 in April)
  • Japan: ¥0.53 (no change from ¥0.53 in April)
  • Canada: C$0.0043 (down from C$0.0045 in April)[clear-line]

Dividing the May 2017 KDP Select fund of $17.9 million by the US KENP rate of $0.0043 gives us a total of around 4.16 billion KENPs read during the month, which represents a 5% increase from 3.95 billion KENPs during April.

The US KENP payout figures since KENP v2.0 was introduced are:[clear-line]

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[clear-line]

2017

  • January: $0.0047
  • February: $0.0049
  • March: $0.0046
  • April: $0.0045
  • May: $0.0043[clear-line]

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[clear-line]

2017

  • January: $17.8 million
  • February: $16.8 million
  • March: $17.7 million
  • April: $17.8 million
  • May $17.9 million

Kindle Unlimited April 2017 KENP rate edges down

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