What is Kindle Unlimited?
Kindle Unlimited (also referred to as KU) is Amazon’s book subscription service, which gives the reader unlimited access to a subset of books sold on Amazon. Not all books sold by Amazon are available on KU. It is down to the author of each individual book to decide whether to opt into the program, or not. The cost of KU subscription is paid monthly by the reader and varies by country. On Amazon.com, it is currently around $10 per month (£8 on Amazon.co.uk).
What do authors get from Kindle Unlimited?
Authors of books which are available via KU get paid on a page per read basis. The value of each page read is tiny (approx $0.004 per page) and fluctuates (typically on a downwards trajectory!!) on a monthly basis. Obviously, the income if only one page is read, is ridiculously small. What authors are banking on is bulk page reads taking place. For example, on average each of my books are usually around 350 pages in length (by KU calculations). This equates to almost $1.5 US dollars (approx £1), if a reader completes the book. For an author, income obviously only becomes significant if you can start to ramp this up across multiple readers.
So, can I try Kindle Unlimited for free?
Yes! Below are links which you can use to sign up to KU for free. This gives you a month to read as many books on KU as you wish, before you have to pay anything. Cancel within the month, as described by Amazon, and you pay nothing at all. And even more exciting (from my perspective at least!), not only can you use your free subscription to take a look at my stories, but if you sign up to a free KU trial using one of these links, I receive a reward from Amazon for referring you (at no cost to you!). Happy Days…..
Fenella Ashworth is a British author of contemporary erotic fiction. All of her stories are available from Amazon and free for those with Kindle Unlimited access. Her bestselling novels are ‘To Love, Honour and Oh Pay’ and the Daniel Lawson series.
Fenella also releases stories on BooksieSilk, Booksie, Lush Stories and Literotica, and is often visible in the Literotica ‘Erotic Couplings’ Hall of Fame (Top Rated).
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