Kindle Unlimited March 2018 KENP rate edges down to $0.0045

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for March 2018 showed a small fall to $0.0045 from $0.0046 in February while the KDP Select Global fund hit a new high of $21 million, $1 million up from February’s $20 million but only marginally above January’s $20.9 million.

The KENP rate for the UK market also fell back slightly to £0.0034 from £0.0035 in February.

For March 2018, using the calculation of dividing the total KDP Select fund ($21 million) by the US KENP rate ($0.0045) to get an idea of the total number of KENPs read results in around 4.66 billion KENPs read during the month, a rise from 4.54 billion in February. Previous months’ figures include 4.75 billion KENPs in January, 4.42 billion in December 2017 and 4.3 billion in November.

The total paid out by the KDP Select Global fund for the first three months of this year now totals $61.9 million. At the same time in 2017 the first quarter’s total for the fund was $52.3 million, so at present we are seeing an 18% increase in KU cash paid out. If that stays as a consistent increase we would be likely to see an overall fund payout of more than $260 million over the whole of 2018.


The US KENP payout figures for 2016, 2017 and 2018 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

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


2018

  • January: $20.9 million
  • February: $20 million
  • March: $21 million

Total so far for 2018: $61.9 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

2018 (so far): $61.9 million

Grand total of $633.835 million


Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for February 2018 rises by 4.5% to $0.0046


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