WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT, ALFIE?
Amazon launched KINDLE UNLIMITED last Friday ...
Where for a fixed fee of $9.99 a month
readers can read as many books as they want from a certain subset of the ebooks sold by Amazon.
It also includes a limited number of audio books from Audible.com.
Here is how the numbers break down:
– 645,790 books in Kindle Unlimited (about 23%)
– 2,157 audio books (about 0.3% of the Kindle Unlimited Books
– 2,773 books in KU are free (even if the reader isn’t subscribed to Kindle Unlimited)
At $9.99 a month, Kindle Unlimited is the most expensive of the three services.
Scribd is $8.99 and Oyster is $9.95.
The Kindle Unlimited platform will feature such blockbuster titles as
The Harry Potter series, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hunger Games trilogy, Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, and Flash Boys.
Several of these big titles aren’t available on Scribd or Oyster, which have around 400,000 and 500,000 ebooks to choose from, respectively.
BUT HOW DOES THIS AFFECT US AS AUTHORS?
The fee we will get is about $2 when 10% of our book is read.
If your book is in Kindle Direct Select, it is automatically entered into Kindle Unlimited.
Amazon is allowing you a chance to withdraw your books now.
Amazon is also GIVING A FREE ONE MONTH TRIAL.
Free. I would suggest you see what Kindle Unlimited does for you in the next month before you withdraw any books.
Unless you are a best selling Indie author like Hugh Howey, your book must be EXCLUSIVE WITH AMAZON.
It's REAL LIFE folks:
If your books make lots of money for Amazon, you will be accorded special treatment. Life is what it is.
But protests howled when Kindle Direct Select first came out ...
and then, the Indies discovered that those first who entered, got the best rewards.
I suggest trying Kindle Unlimited as an author. You can always withdraw.
Check out my books. Many of them are in KINDLE UNLIMITED.
And for those of you who do not want to spend $10 a month --
FOR A LIMITED TIME --
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