I want to make everyone aware that there is a way to get a super deal on Terri DelCampo's books. Almost all of Terri's books are on Amazon under the Kindle Unlimited plan. How does this work? For $9.99 a month a reader can get unlimited ebooks and audio books for free. I know, those of you who know how I feel about giving books away for free will say, "Did you change your mind, Blaze?" No, I haven't. Rather than explain all the fancy schmancy's here, I will merely say that if a reader purchases a book for free the author could receive around .10 for each page read by a reader. I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but a 100 page book read all the way through by a reader would give the author $10.00.
You're eligible for royalty payment from Kindle Unlimited (KU) and the Kindle Owners' Lending Library (KOLL) for each page an individual customer reads in your book for the first time. A customer can read your book as many times as they like, but we will only pay you for the number of pages read, the first time the customer reads them.
It may take months for customers to read pages in your book, but no matter how long it takes, we'll still pay you once it happens. This is true even if your KDP Select enrollment period has expired, and you choose not to re-enroll.
RoyaltiesYou'll get one combined royalty payment for both KU and KOLL, paid according to the same payment schedule and payment method you selected for your other KDP sales.
We review the size of the KDP Select Global Fund each month in order to make it compelling for authors to enroll their books in KDP Select. We announce the fund monthly in our community forum on kdp.amazon.com.
The share of fund allocated to each country varies based on a number of factors, such as exchange rates, customer reading behavior, and local subscription pricing. Author earnings are then determined by their share of total pages read.
Here are some examples of how it would work if the fund was $10M and 100,000,000 total pages were read in the month:
- The author of a 100 page book that was borrowed and read completely 100 times would earn $1,000 ($10 million multiplied by 10,000 pages for this author divided by 100,000,000 total pages).
- The author of a 200 page book that was borrowed and read completely 100 times would earn $2,000 ($10 million multiplied by 20,000 pages for this author divided by 100,000,000 total pages).
- The author of a 200 page book that was borrowed 100 times but only read halfway through on average would earn $1,000 ($10 million multiplied by 10,000 pages for this author divided by 100,000,000 total pages).
We always support our authors' efforts to promote their books, but at the same time we work to prevent any manipulation of the Kindle platform. Because we're always looking to improve our authors' experience, we have systems in place to monitor for potential manipulation.
Here is a link to Amazon about this. https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=AI3QMVN4FMTXJ
So, from my point of view, an author stands to make some money based upon a lot of pages read. I honestly believe that if a book is good from the very beginning and stays that way, an author will keep the attention of the reader. That reader will, in turn, check out the author's other books. If an author writes a book that takes forever to grab your attention, she/he will not get much money from this plan.
Quality rises to the top, my friends. I might be biased, but I believe all of Terri's books will have many readers finishing her books.
Above, I have one of Terri's books and a link to it. I have also included a link to her Amazon Author Page where you can see which of her books fall under Kindle Unlimited. They are easy to spot with the bright
sitting to the right of the book.
So, my friends, even though I was against this system for a while, I see where a good author can make some money here. If anyone reading this is paying for Kindle Unlimited, might I suggest the books by Terri DelCampo.