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Subject: Kindle Unlimited subscriber? - Support Authors
Date Posted: 4/25/2015 11:43 AM ET
Member Since: 1/27/2006
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I just learned that on Kindle Unlimited authors only get royalties for a book if you read more than 10% of it.  I guess that makes sense from Amazon's viewpoint since they could be paying royalties for someone say "download my book, please, you do not have to read it, I will get money".  I use Kindle unlimited mainly to get cheap audios at Amazon with the whispersinc option.  I often find books where the  kindle is unlimited, the audio is a reduced price.  I do the Unlimited, buy the audio for a reduced price, and return the kindle without reading a page.

My goal now is to support that author by skimming to the 10% or more mark even if I do not plan to read the kindle version so they get a bit of cash from the transaction.

I know of one Paperback swap member who wrote a Kindle Unlimited offered book. <name here is Jade>

Daryl James: Mafia Buster [Kindle Edition]

MacKenzie Morgan , Jennifer Ryan

  Is anyone else a member and author on Amazon Unlimited?  :)

 



Last Edited on: 4/25/15 11:52 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 4/25/2015 7:31 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
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I love Kindle Unlimited. I've read quite a few books from it. I didn't realize that the author didn't get paid unless you read 10% of it. 

Date Posted: 4/26/2015 1:32 AM ET
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Here is the reference

https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=AI3QMVN4FMTXJ

Date Posted: 5/2/2015 7:41 AM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2008
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 I use Kindle unlimited mainly to get cheap audios at Amazon with the whispersinc option.  I often find books where the  kindle is unlimited, the audio is a reduced price.  I do the Unlimited, buy the audio for a reduced price, and return the kindle without reading a page.

I do this, too. I figure they are getting money for the audio book sale, which is what I am listening to, I didn't get the book to read it, after all.