Thrillers at an advantage in new Amazon royalties system
Self-published authors will be paid based on number of pages read rather than downloads, which could lead to them changing their style
Amazon is rewriting the rules of how authors receive royalties for Kindle e-books. Under the new policy, starting July 1, authors will get paid based on the number of pages read by Kindle users rather than the number of books downloaded. This policy will apply to books available on Amazon Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited services. The new system will only apply to authors enrolled in Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Select program and not those who have separate publishers. Kindle Direct Publishing is a way for authors to self-publish their books.