Monday, June 22, 2015

Amazon’s Plan to Pay Some Authors by Pages Read

Amazon’s plan is to start divvying up author royalties for certain types of Kindle e-books based on the number of pages people read, rather than the number of titles they download. So instead of making every time someone downloads one of their e-books, authors will make a small amount of money every time someone turns the virtual page, reports The Atlantic.

The payment program will apply to a specific subset of authors: those who self-publish their books exclusively through Amazon’s “KDP Select” program. This program makes the authors’ books available not only in the Kindle Store, but also through Amazon’s subscription-based Kindle Unlimited program and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, which is open to Amazon Prime members.



  1. That is very creepy, that others can know half a world away, exactly what pages I'm looking at.
    "But MOM, I only read Playboy for the ARTICLES!"

  2. Capn Mike, if you use kindle they already knew what pages you are reading even before this innovation.

    1. Yeah, I figured that. But I couldn't resist the Playboy joke!