Kindle Unlimited—Good or Bad for Authors?

AUTHORS – Go join in the lively discussion about this on Chris’s blog 😀

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Read Unlimited Kindle E-books

Today, Amazon introduced Kindle Unlimited:

  • For $9.99 per month, a customer can now read (and listen to) an unlimited number of Kindle e-books.
  • There are 600,000 books to choose from. The books are enrolled in KDP Select.
  • All KDP Select books are automatically included. (But authors can opt out of KDP Select by completing a form. See below.)
  • Customers don’t need to be in Amazon Prime to enjoy the benefits of Kindle Unlimited.

You can read more about it at Amazon, including the terms of use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_left_v4_sib?ie=UTF8&nodeId=201550610.

Authors can learn more about it at Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), where there is also a new form for those who wish to opt out of KDP Select: https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=AA9BSAGNO1YJH.

Is Kindle Unlimited Good for Authors?

In order to participate in Kindle Unlimited, an e-book must be enrolled in KDP Select.

Here are some advantages of enrolling in…

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5 thoughts on “Kindle Unlimited—Good or Bad for Authors?

  1. Its got to be good for Indies! Its putting our work into the hands of readers who might be afraid of ktherwise investing in authors unknown. Maybe not so good for trad pubbed authors though… they’ll probably exclude themselves from this new tool, I imagine.

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