Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for September 2017 shows seasonal rise as KDP fund payout tops $210 million over past 12 months


The Kindle Unlimited KENP payment rate for September 2017 increased by 7% to $0.0044 from $0.0041 in August.

The KDP Select Global Fund rose by just $100,000 from August’s $19.4 million to another new high of $19.5 million in September but the fund has grown by more than 20% in the last 12 months and Amazon has paid out over $200 million from the fund in that time to indie authors.

Some international KENP rates for September 2017 are:

  • UK: £0.0033 (up from £0.0032 in August)
  • Germany: €0.0029 (up from €0.0028 in August)
  • Canada: C$ 0.0043 (up from C$0.0041 in August)
  • Australia: AUD 0.0038 (up from AUD 0.0036 in August)

The September KENP rate followed the seasonal trend of stronger payouts in the autumn. In 2016, the rate rose from $0.0045 in August to $0.0049 in September and then $0.0052 in October, $0.0053 for November and back to $0.0052 in December. The figures are starting from a lower base this year but if the trend holds, then we should see at least $0.0050 achieved over the next three months.

Dividing the September 2017 KDP Select fund of $19.5 million by the US KENP rate of $0.0044 gives a total of around 4.43 billion KENPs read during the month, down from 4.73 billion KENPs in August and 4.75 billion KENPs in July. Figures for previous months were 4.28 billion in June, 4.16 billion in May and 3.95 billion for April.

Over the past 12 months since October 2016 the KDP Global Select Fund has paid out a total of $213.2 million. In the calendar year 2017 so far the fund has paid out a total of $163.9 million and is certain to smash through the $200 million, possibly to over $220 million.


The US KENP payout figures since KENP v2.0 was introduced in February 2016 are:
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

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

    The monthly KDP Select global fund totals since KENP v2.0 was introduced in February 2016 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

    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

Links to related articles:


Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for August 2017 edges up


Amazon brings in KENP v3.0 to iron out page-flip blips


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