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Sunday, 26 July 2015

How has the new KOLL been treating you?



The Kindle Edition Normalized Page Count (KENPC)

I took my books out of Select over a year ago.  Kindle Owners' Lending Library (KOLL) at Amazon hadn’t taken off in the UK and Europe, and borrows were pitiful — borrows from Amazon in the US were about the same as sales, so what with losing sales from other on-line book stores (KOLL means you have to be digitally exclusive to big A) I wasn’t gaining and so I removed all books from Select.

Then big A changed the rules and it was pay per page from July 1st this year, and I thought I’d give it another go.

I put my sci-fi romance series into KOLL middle of June and the results are coming in—and I’m not sure if it’s beneficial yet. Probably too early to tell. 

According to big A:

•    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 half way through on average would earn $1,000 ($10 million multiplied by 10,000 pages for this author divided by 100,000,000 total pages).



Eden (one of the books I’ve placed in KOLL) has a file Size of 763 KB and print length of 312 pages. But the Kindle Edition Normalized Page Count (KENPC) comes up at v1.0: 442.
So according to big A’s summary above I’ll receive approximately 4k (subject to the fund’s calculation in June). 


No one knows the true cost of per page read and payment is subject to the amount of pages read from each and every author in the programme (that's why it changes monthly as authors drop in and out). 

How has KOLL been treating you so far?

To find your KENPC:
  • Go your KDP Bookshelf.
  • Click ‘Promote and Advertise’.
  • Scroll to ‘Earn royalties from the KDP Select Global Fund’ and there will be your unique KENPC page (ignore the first bit and concentrate on the figures after the colon mark). 
Louise Wise is the author of the best-selling sci-fi romance Eden

Imprisoned for brutal crimes against his wardens, Fly became an unwilling experiment and was transported, with other criminals, to a hostile planet. Full of mutiny, anger and a desire for revenge the experiment was never going to be successful and Fly became the only survivor when the craft crashed.
Amazon
Then the human ship arrived -- and Jenny.
With a malfunctioning spacecraft she was in for a fight for her life, but her problems were only just beginning when her crewmates abandon her on Eden.

Jenny's on her own... or so she thinks.

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