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Kindle Direct Publishing Adds $1.5M Holiday Bonus for KDP Select Authors
December 1, 2012 | 11:58 am

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing   With millions of Kindles bought (and many gifted) this holiday season, authors can earn a share of both the regular monthly fund and the bonus every time their book is borrowed from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library on,, and In the first full year of KDP Select, Amazon will pay authors more than $7 million from the KDP Select fund; over 500 KDP Select books have reached the top 100 Kindle best seller lists around the world. [PRESS RELEASE] SEATTLE—November 29, 2012—(NASDAQ:AMZN)—, Inc. today announced that a bonus of $1.5 million has been added to the KDP Select global...

Why being in the KDP Select is not a bad business decision – for me
April 19, 2012 | 9:37 am

61Z2J1a1ZcL BO2 204 203 200 PIsitb sticker arrow click TopRight 35 76 AA278 PIkin4 BottomRight 64 22 AA300 SH20 OU01 From Publetariat comes this article by author M. Louisa Locke.  Here's the beginning: My two historical mysteries, Maids of Misfortune and Uneasy Spirits, have come to the end of their first 3 months as part of the KDP Select program, and I have decided to re-enroll them. I know that a good number of authors are facing the question to re-enroll or not, (or to enroll at all) so I thought I would discuss why I have come to that decision, particularly in light of the persistent argument made by a number of self-publishing authors that KDP Select is a bad...

Some numbers on the Kindle owners lending library and KDP
January 12, 2012 | 9:44 am

Wall V163808457 From the press release: The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library is off to a strong start: customers borrowed 295,000 KDP Select titles in December alone, and KDP Select has helped grow total library selection to over 75,000 books. With the $500,000 December fund, KDP authors have earned $1.70 per borrow. In response to strong customer adoption of the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (as well as seasonal, post-holiday use of new Kindles),, Inc. has added a $200,000 bonus to the January KDP Select fund, raising the total pool from $500,000 to $700,000. Paid KDP sales grew rapidly in December — and results show that paid sales of titles participating in KDP Select are growing even faster...

Introducing “KDP Select” – A $6 Million Fund for Kindle Direct Publishing Authors and Publishers
December 8, 2011 | 10:11 am

Screen Shot 2011 12 08 at 10 10 28 AM From the press release:, Inc. today announced KDP Select, a new option featuring a $6 million annual fund dedicated to independent authors and publishers. Here’s how KDP Select works: if a KDP author or publisher chooses to make any of their books exclusive to the Kindle Store for at least 90 days, those books are eligible to be included in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library and can earn a share of the $6 million fund. Authors and publishers can enroll a single book, their whole catalog or anything in between. The monthly fund for December 2011 is $500,000. KDP Select launches today, and 31 of the top 50 KDP authors have already...

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