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CU writers should be careful of the small printed. In July this year, Amazon is altering the way it charges writers for the Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library titles. Briefly, it will pay the author a license fee depending on the pages it reads, instead of a license fee to the author each book a user makes it through 10% of a book.
A writer with a conventional editor receives a royalty on each printed copy of the book that sells to your librarians (or a percent of the eBooks that sells at a book price). Kindle Unlimited was founded, it provided a royalty to writers as long as they were reading 10% of the text.
Now, writers are likely to make less moneys every single case the book is lent, unless his or her scholar kind a epochal part of the matter (or even-gasp-read the concept situation). Amazons assurance to its writers is that each text is in a constant typeface with constant intervals when determining its length.
However, many KU writers don't have it. Amazon invites Kindle unbounded writers who wish to be removed from the programme to send in their bookings. With the new paying option, the amount an writer deserves is based on his percentage of the number of pages viewed, not his percentage of all qualifying credits.
Below are some samples of how it would work if the $10M and 100,000,000,000,000 pages per months funds were read: A 100-page book, lent 100 books and fully reread, would make $1,000 ($10 million by 10,000 pages for this writer split by 100,000,000 pages in total).
A 200-page book that has been lent and reread 100 pages would make $2,000 ($10 million by 20,000 pages for this writer split by 100,000,000 pages in total). A 200-page book that was lent 100 pages but only half of it was paid for would make $1,000 ($10 million by 10,000 pages for this writer split by 100,000,000 pages in total).
We' ll also be changing the way we give KDP Select All-Star-Bonus to writers and magazines from the KU and KOLL pages we are reading. Writer C. E. Kilgore rightly points out that this estimation is crazy per page. It is unlikely that most writers will earn $10 per page.
Averaging KU writer makes $1. 40 per KU loan and is about to make less. Childle University writers are more likely to make a small part of a cent per page. Thus an writer who has made a reasonably acceptable income with their 25 page brief KU Ericca Books by releasing two or three per months and getting $1. 40 /KU bond for them - well now they are going to get 25 cents per KU borro.
For one thing, an Author of a 250-page fancy book who got 1. 40/KU borrowing (instead of $2. 70/sale when they sold for 3. 99 at 70% royalty) now gets $2. 50 per KU borrowing. In the old payment system, this 50-page limit would have been beyond the 10% demand and the writer would have made $1.40.
Childle Select does this for apparent reason - all these brief ledgers have swamped the swimming pools, making the 10 million monetary reservoir quite flat under the present equitable allocation scheme. As the number of pages increases, more writers add amendments to the database, making the issue even worse.
In the crowded, flat swimming pools where $10 per months were charged to 30 25-page eBooks and KU cost nearly $80/month in rentals, it was only a question of how long before KU started drowning. This is especially the case for many topics such as romanticism, eroticism, fear and non-fiction such as help for businesses and instructions for use.
Let's not forgetting the children's book in KU - they're ordinary, huh? 25 colourful pages? However, the selected option may not be sufficient to withdraw longer ledgers into the swimming pools. This writer of a $3. 99 250 page phantasy novel will let lend at a pence per page even less per KU.
And what about the writers in sci-fi and thrillers who are selling for $4.99-$5.99 and romantic for $5.99-$6.99? They would still make less than the 70% donation rates, and with KU still needing exclusiveness (which is DUMB), I can't see many writers who have failed and are just returning because of this amendment.
Apart from the exclusive copyrights, which are the most evident disadvantage of KU's publication, it seems to be a madness to charge the author according to the number of pages that each readership fills out. So what if KU readers like Judd Apatow are sure that purchasing a book and studying a book are the same thing?
Amazons will take the price of the subscriptions, and KU writers will not get royalties if a subscriber borrows a book without it.