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How many times Kindle Unlimited

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by theconscience, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. theconscience

    theconscience Regular Member

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    How many times can a Kindle Unlimited owner download an E Book where you get paid for the download?

    Once only?
    OR more than once?
     
  2. HoneyHelper

    HoneyHelper Supreme Member

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    ...I don't think you get paid for that kind of download!
     
  3. theconscience

    theconscience Regular Member

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    Well,

    As I cannot afford it I cannot test but it says up to ten titles at a time can be downloaded, then you have to remove one to get something new, so can someone download a title more than once and you get paid?
     
  4. Roxycat

    Roxycat Newbie

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    You only get paid once for the KU read, and it's only for the pages they have read. So if your book is 100 pages, and someone only reads 50, you only get paid for the 50 pages read.

    KU isn't the way to go if you want to make money. It is better to sell it outright and go to all the other retailers as well.

    KU works mostly for long fiction novels now.
     
  5. theconscience

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    Yeah

    I just realised Amazon are making a fortune from us and I pulled ALL my KU books and going for a publisher agent now.
    Even J K Rowling who seems to have money go to her head as she not let individual like me license cards for a mobile game no reply at all, even she has the Potter ebooks go through her card processing and NOT directly through Amazon

    That got red flags up to me as I always looked at my Kindle stats and always got like 2 per month and I had good ideas.

    Anyway tip for people who still want to try is publish single page books
    yes instant payment not having to wait ten years for someone to read the whole thing to get paid.
     
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    The author only gets paid once ever and also only for pages read.

    As a kindle unlimited user you can have 10 books at the same time - then you have to give one 'back' before you can get a new one. I assume that will change, because before the "we pay the author per page view" it was a model where the author would get for "any book with at least a 10% read".

    If you think you can monetize your KU account by doing multiple downloads - nope. You'll make easier money offering good reviews ;)