For Amazon, Kindle Unlimited is about captivity not freedom.
Exclusivity is great for Amazon, but it’s not necessarily great for authors and readers.
Exclusivity starves competing retailers of books readers want to read, which forces readers to move their reading to the Kindle platform.
Do authors make money from Kindle Unlimited?
Central to Amazon’s gambit—and authors’ pay—is Kindle Unlimited. Regardless of participation in KDP Select, authors who self-publish on Amazon through KDP also earn a 70 percent royalty on books priced between $2.99 and $9.99, and a 35 percent royalty on books that cost more or less than that.
Is Kindle Unlimited worth it?
Kindle Unlimited is perfect for avid readers… as in those who enjoy reading at least one new book each week. Reading a minimum of 3-4 books per month is important for it to be worth the monthly fee. Also, if you love independent authors, Kindle Unlimited is perfect for you.
What is Kindle Unlimited for authors?
Kindle Unlimited (KU), a subscription service through Amazon that allowed readers unlimited access to books for just $10 a month, was unveiled by Amazon in July 2014. By offering their work for free to subscribers, they were potentially lowering the revenue that an author or publisher could make from each book.
Is Kindle Unlimited free for Prime members?
Is Kindle Unlimited a free program for Prime members? Kindle Unlimited is a standalone subscription service and must be purchased separately from your Amazon Prime subscription. It has a monthly fee of $9.99 per month.
How much do authors get from Kindle sales?
Regardless of participation in KDP Select, authors who self-publish on Amazon through KDP also earn a 70 percent royalty on books priced between $2.99 and $9.99, and a 35 percent royalty on books that cost more or less than that.
Is it worth publishing on Kindle?
It is definitely worth publishing a book on Amazon/Kindle if you are also willing to do the work that is involved in selling it. But I could say that about any of the book publishing methods because, at the end of the day, no matter which one you choose, publishing your book is only one step in the process.