If you want to know what the KDP global fund (Kindle Select global fund) is all about, then this post is just right for you.
For some years now, Amazon has used the KDP global fun MD to pay authors whose books are published on her platform.
What’s this fund all about? How do you profit from it as an author who has books published on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing? Read on.
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What is Amazon KDP global fund?
Amazon KDP global fund also known as the Kindle Select Global Fund is based on the subscription fees paid by the total number of Kindle Unlimited (KU) members.
As a result of the fact above, as KU members join or leave, the KDP Global Fund changes (increases or decreases).
The program allows authors to receive payouts for the previous month’s page reads of their book(s).
Global fund payouts
The global fund payouts vary according to the readers’ home country. According to Amazon:
The share of funds allocated to each country varies based on a number of factors, such as exchange rates, customer reading behavior, and local subscription pricing. Author earnings are then determined by their share of total pages read, up to a total of 3,000 pages per customer per title.” For more explanation, see “Royalties in Kindle Unlimited.”)
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How do you qualify for Amazon KDP global fund payout?
To qualify for Amazon KDP global fund payouts, you must be enrolled in KDP Select. Enrollment in KDP select makes your ebook “exclusive” to Amazon and available through Kindle Unlimited. This implies that your published ebook on Amazon must not be published as an ebook in any other online store or library.
When an Amazon KU member reads your ebook, you get paid for every page they read.
You should understand that the KDP global fund payouts do not in any way stop the self-publishing royalties you receive from Amazon when your book is purchased the usual way on Amazon.com.
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Get your books enrolled in KDP select program
What are you waiting for? If you want to enjoy the KDP global fund payouts, you should get your books enrolled in the KDP select program immediately.
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