I am assuming if you’re reading this, that you love to read! But a lot of customers who use Kindle Unlimited don’t know about the changes they have made under the hood to how authors get paid. We used to get paid when a reader would read 10% of our books. Now we will get paid by pages read. So in order to get our full royalties for our books, the reader has to finish the entire book.
There were a lot of people scamming the system by uploading short books that gained the 10% read almost immediately upon opening the book in your Kindle. I have not had any issues with the program in general in the past, as most readers finish my first book, then go on to read the others in the series.
But, since this is a new way to track my sales (it shows how many pages have been read, instead of how many units sold) I will give it a chance this first month, and then decide if I want to keep my books in the program. I personally know a LOT of authors who have pulled their books from the program, so if you see your favorite authors dropping out of Kindle Unlimited, now you know why!
Just a little something to keep in mind for those readers who download every free book they find that they like….there is an author out there patiently waiting for you to read her book so she can get paid! 🙂
By the way, it is Indie Pride Day….so I’d love to give a shout out to all my fellow indie authors, and all of our customers who support us!