Monday, July 21, 2014

Kindle Unlimited

Okay - as you've probably already heard, read, or seen, Amazon has launched a new reader subscription service (coined as the Netflix for e-books).

What does that mean for readers? Well, it would seem you'd have access to over 600,000 books for less than $10 a month. However, none of the "Big-5" publishers are participating. So your choices might be more limited than it appears. It seems that most of your choices would include self-published authors ... along with some big name titles (like Hunger Games, Harry Potter) thrown in there to tempt you.

What does that mean for authors? If you're a self-published author, it appears complicated at first glance, and I can't help you there. If you're a traditionally published author, the news is you'll get paid as though someone actually bought your e-book once they've read more than 10% of it. ... Which is based on the current "free sample" that is offered to Amazon customers before they actually buy the e-book.

If you want more information ... here's an AWESOME post on the topic, but interestingly enough the most significant information is found in the comments.

What do you think? Are you going to take advantage of the "one-month free" offer?

1 comment:

  1. This is a very interesting concept, and I'll be curious to see what happens with it.