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Self Publishing Series – How much does an indie author make on KU

This one will be a short little blurb.

Some readers want to know how they can support an indie author more, reading through KU or purchasing their book.

The answer is kind of here: (I say kind of because page count is different for every book, and they may or may not be at 70% or 35% royalty if they are under $2.99.

For an indie author on average the author will get paid .0052 cents per page read (as you can see that isn’t even a penny.)

With a 238 page book the author can earn around $1.23 for the full read through.

So… if the book is a 99cent book, and available through KU, the author will receive MORE income from you if you read through your Kindle Unlimited service than purchasing the book. Because 35% on 99cents is 35cents income for the author.

However, if the book is $2.99 the author will get more income from you if you purchase the book instead of reading through KU. At 70% royalty, the author will get $2.03 for your read.

If you have KU, and the book is 99 cents, please do read through your service to support the author. They make more through KU than units ordered.

And as always, the best support is sharing your thoughts with others. Read, Review, Share.

I’ve started this self publishing series to be informative and answer questions about the business. I will be discussing book math, income for self published authors, data, marketing, and more! Don’t miss out, and join the Newsletter to stay posted!

Stevie Marie is the author of the Divine Series Trilogy- a YA Paranormal Fantasy about energy vampires, demons, witches, and a prophecy that could change the supernatural world left in the hands of an inexperienced teen growing through self discovery, and going from meek to badass.

Recently, contracted for a traditional small publisher in the Pacific Northwest for her upcoming Sci-Fi Alien Fantasy Romance about a drone pilot that discovers she’s been working for a company ran by magical beings, and her best friend has been kidnapped for entering a tournament of champions meant to find the strongest warrior to help the prince protect the people of Acatalec.

Upcoming self-pub release of a fae fantasy romance adventure in 2022 (see books to find out more!)

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