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    Who's in here enroll in Kindle Unlimited ($480 million payout in 2017)?

    Who's in here enroll in Kindle Unlimited ($480 million payout in 2017)?

    What is your reason for enrolling in KU? how many books do you have in KU?

    and do you make more money from KU or from sales of the KU enrolled novel? A lot of posters on kboards say they make about 50% from KU and 50% from sales from books that they enrolled. Is your experience similar?

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    KU is about 60% of my ebook income. Sales is about 40%.

    I'm in KU because I couldn't get any traction from the other stores.

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    I assume when you say KU you are talking about the KENP (pages read of the borrowed book). I think I am about 65% sales and 35% KU, although KU is growing faster than sales. KU is good because people are reading my books everyday. I only have two books in KU. I think if I had more books the numbers of sales and KENP would rise. Writing more is what I need to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daffyjkl View Post
    KU is good because people are reading my books everyday.
    Good for readers, maybe, but bad for authors in the long run. Overall, the US payout has declined from ~$0.0058 when KU started to ~$0.0043 today.
    Last edited by WriterBN; 06-15-2017 at 11:06 PM.

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    A lot of that is on the back of the scammers on KU. Look at the top books listed as top performers and you will find some really questionable material. Some of it just other authors work run through a program to substitute words so it passes plagurisum/copy checks.

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    I'm going to be in Kindle Unlimited with my first book. I don't know if I'll always go that route. It will depend on a lot of factors.
    My debut epic fantasy Empire of Chains is coming out June 30th. Find it here.

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    Right now, KU is matching sales revenue, more or less, on my books. But at some point, sales and KU will drop off, and I might take the books wide at that point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TStarnes View Post
    A lot of that is on the back of the scammers on KU. Look at the top books listed as top performers and you will find some really questionable material. Some of it just other authors work run through a program to substitute words so it passes plagurisum/copy checks.
    Yes, that's one of the biggest problems with KU. I have some books in it, but most are wide, and sales on the other platforms more than compensate for any potential loss of revenue from not being in KU.

    However, my experience isn't typical--most authors seem to do better in KU than out of it. The only way to find out is to try.

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    About two to three fifths of my royalty income is from KU. Eventually it might be worth it to go wide, but that time has not yet come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daffyjkl View Post
    Hi WriterBN. What other platforms do you use? And can you rank them in order of sales? Thanks in advance.
    Just looking at last month's numbers:

    1. Amazon
    2. Google Play (very close behind Amazon)
    3. iBooks
    4. Nook
    5. Smashwords Direct
    6. Kobo

    The rest are insignificant (Tolino, Inktera, etc.).

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