Amazon has increased the Kindle Vella launch bonus for September 2021 to $500,000 from $450,000 in August after paying out $200,000 in the launch month of July.
For September, bonuses will be awarded to stories with new publishing activity and customer activity such as Faves, Follows, and Token redemption (free and paid).
Amazon says it has seen that readers are enjoying stories that are updated regularly and is encouraging authors to publish episodes frequently to keep readers engaged.
If you’ve earned a bonus for September, you’ll receive an email and will see the bonus amount posted in your Kindle Vella Dashboard (https://kdpreports.amazon.com/kindle-vella). Your launch bonus and Kindle Vella royalty earnings will be paid out with your total KDP payments in November.
All authors will continue to be compensated for episodes unlocked using free tokens at the 200-token bundle rate until the end of the year. This compensation will be included with your overall bonus amount.
You can get further details on Kindle Vella royalties and reporting at: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G5TFR9WSHB46ZKFN