View Full Version : Could Kindle Unlimited royalties payout surpass $200 million a year starting next year?

05-06-2015, 08:47 AM

Payout by month

July 2014: $2.85mil
August: $4.70 mil
September: $5mil
October: $5.5mil
November: $6.50 mil
December: $7.25mil
January 2015: $8.5 mil
February: $8 mil (likely due to 28 days Feb vs the typical 30/31 days)
March: $9.3 mil

To reach $200 million a year, the average payout each month would have to be $16.67 million.

As a reader, do you subscribe to an ebook subscription service like Kindle Unlimited, Scribd or Oyster?

As an author, do you want your books in these programs?

05-06-2015, 09:01 AM
$200 million? That's double the prediction in this thread (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=302363)!

05-06-2015, 08:54 PM
Oh, it's you. Hello, you.

And ooh, another drive-by, rah-rah-for-selfpub link dump with no commentary of your own after months of inactivity? Quelle surprise.

Here's another question to add to your list: As a reader and a writer, why should I give a shit how Amazon is doing?

Because it's only Amazon who cares about these numbers. Individual self-published writers still earn only as much as they earn, and those numbers (on average) are still unimpressive in the extreme.

05-06-2015, 09:35 PM
It's important because Amazon is Amazon and only Amazon can Amazon the way Amazon Amazons.

05-06-2015, 09:49 PM
We're not doing this. Thread closed.