I know, I know. I’ve been absent from my own website but that’s only because here I have to justify a couple of paragraphs whereas on Facebook I can just share a pretty picture and that’s that. And why have I been sharing pretty pictures, I hear you ask? Well, why not? This world needs a bit more beauty and pretty pictures lighten everyone’s mood – or at least, I hope so. I sure am in need for it. Not that I’m not happy; I just feel jittery. I’m counting the days until I get my manuscript back from my editor, to work on the typos and possible structure problems he finds on sentences. Hopefully, and after the four beta readers that have had their way with this new story, they’ll be few and far between.
In the mean time, I’m trying to concentrate and start a new book, but it’s been hard. Between the excitement of the new story I’m dying to publish and the hot, humid weather we’ve been experiencing, I’ve not been writing as much as I should (or wanted).
In other news, Amazon sent authors emails with some additional information on the new payout rules for Kindle Unlimited (KU).
For those of you who don’t know, as of July 1st Amazon changed the rules on payments for books featured on Kindle Unlimited. Now, when someone downloads a book under KU, we get paid by page read. This means we receive money for every page you read, not the book you’ve downloaded.
There was some speculation on how much Amazon would pay authors. Now, with this new email, we now: about half a penny. That’s right. For every page you read, I get half a penny. This means that with Stripped Expectations, for example, I’ll get one dollar if you read the whole book. Of course this is not the end of the story, as there is a fixed pool of money that has to be divided by all the pages read. And as this changes every month, it could be half a penny, or less, or more. Who knows?
Remember, this is only for borrowed books or books downloaded under Kindle Unlimited. For titles that you buy, Amazon still pays authors 35% or 70% depending on its price and country it was sold.
So, if you have Kindle Unlimited remember to support your favorite authors by reading from chapter 1 until the very end of the book! Otherwise they won’t get paid.
As always, stay happy people 🙂