The November Kindle Unlimited royalty payout rate is set to stay at more or less the same level as last month. Today Amazon announced authors will get $0.0049 per page read. The previous months’s payout was $0.0048. In the UK, the page rate for November was £0.0032.
Money comes from the KDP Select global fund, which hit a record high of $12.7 million following October’s $12.4 million and September’s $12 million. The December pot is already provisionally set at $12 million.
Amazon has this year paid out almost $120 million to authors with books enrolled in KDP Select. This month, however, for the first time, Amazon will pay authors in some markets less than others. Writers in India will see just $0.0016 per page. They are paid less because the subscription rate charged for KU is just $3 a month, a third of the charge for the US.
Amazon announced an end to its ‘one size fits all’ approach to author payments in July, stating that payouts will differ per country based on local country factors such as exchange rates, customer reading behavior, and local subscription pricing.
Kindle Unlimited (KU, or Abonnement Kindle in France) is a subscription service currently available to customers in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Spain, Brazil, France, Mexico, Canada, Germany, and India. With Kindle Unlimited, customers can read as many books as they like and keep them as long as they want for a monthly subscription fee.