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Offline Kath Middleton Reading Hell, yes!
24 Sep 2014, 12:45 PM | Post: #11

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RE: Kindle Unlimited

I don't actually know how many I read - not as many as before I began writing. I still like to feel that the author's getting the royalty. I don't have a lot of confidence that you would get as much from a borrow.
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Offline Tim_A Reading strictly murder by Lynda Wilcox
24 Sep 2014, 01:12 PM | Post: #12

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Last month it was lower, but it's generally been just over $2, which is roughly equivalent to a sale at $2.99. But the way it works is that Amazon provides a pot every month - $2 million or whatever, and that's divvied up equally between all the borrows come the end of the month. So August was down to $1.58, cos of all the hype over the US launch over KU, so there was lots of extra activity. But that'll probably settle down. UK will probably be similar - a spike from people trying it, then maybe deciding it's not for them.

With KU, the borrower has to read beyond 10% for it to trigger the payment. (and there's only ever 1 payment per book per borrower, so a second borrow doesn't get you a second fee).
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Offline alexroddie Reading The Terror by Dan Simmons
24 Sep 2014, 02:48 PM | Post: #13

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RE: Kindle Unlimited

I actually think it's quite an honest way of selling books, because after all we (presumably) want our books to be read rather than downloaded and then forgotten about.

I can't think who it was, but I recall reading some time ago about an author who promises to refund the cost of purchasing one of his books if the reader could prove they had read to the end. I thought it was an interesting experiment.

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RE: Kindle Unlimited

Errr... What is Kindle Unlimited?
I'm not in select but wouldn't rule out a return at some point.
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Offline Tim_A Reading strictly murder by Lynda Wilcox
24 Sep 2014, 04:05 PM | Post: #15

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RE: Kindle Unlimited

It's like Netflix for books. £7.99 a month, and all you can read / listen to (at least of the books that are in KU) - it's all over Amazon's front page.
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Offline Daphne Reading Wanted by Tim Arnot
24 Sep 2014, 04:07 PM | Post: #16

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RE: Kindle Unlimited

This post was last modified: 24 Sep 2014 04:21 PM by Daphne.
(24 Sep 2014 03:44 PM)DavidHaynes Wrote: Wrote:  Errr... What is Kindle Unlimited?
From a reader’s point of view KU means that, after a month’s free trial, you pay £7.99 and may read as many books as you like of those which are on the subscription list. I believe you are limited to 10 simultaneous borrows, but otherwise may read as many as you like.
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From an author’s point of view, it means that any book you have in Select can be borrowed and, instead of the usual payment, you will get a payment out of the KDP Select Global Fund, which may vary each month. So far payments per borrow have been around the  $2.00 mark. The same payment is given for every borrow regardless of the list price of the book.

Edited to add - the payment is triggered when the reader reaches the 10% point in any book.
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RE: Kindle Unlimited

(24 Sep 2014 04:05 PM)Tim_A Wrote: Wrote:  It's like Netflix for books. £7.99 a month, and all you can read / listen to (at least of the books that are in KU) - it's all over Amazon's front page.
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Offline cecilia_writer Reading Murder by the Glass by Lynda Wilcox
24 Sep 2014, 04:35 PM | Post: #18

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RE: Kindle Unlimited

Hmm, interesting. I think this is cheaper than Scribd so I may have to switch once my free year in Scribd runs out. I've had phases of reading huge numbers of books in Scribd - I'm not sure if there is a limit with that or whether I just haven't reached it yet. Not everything is available there. Maybe even less will be available once more people put their stuff in Select.
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Offline LindaGruchy Reading The Chandelier Ballroom by Elizabeth Lord
24 Sep 2014, 06:47 PM | Post: #19

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RE: Kindle Unlimited

I suppose the 10% rule is a good way of sorting the wheat from the chaff. Was this what that rude person was ranting about in his video? I dare say there will be cheese for a while, biut like the benefits of free downloads, the cheese will be moved eventually. Enjoy it while we can.

I'm pleased when people borrow my low priced books.
Offline Tim_A Reading strictly murder by Lynda Wilcox
24 Sep 2014, 06:59 PM | Post: #20

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What person, what video?
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