Yeah, I’m one of the lucky ones, my income only plummeted 50% yesterday. It’s not looking good. So yes, if you are looking for an editor, copy editor, story consultant, manuscript evaluator, ebook formatter, I’m for hire as of now. You can read more on my new page here on the blog, or email me at BradVanceErotica@gmail.com. I can’t wring my hands and wait for the axe to fall, and if yesterday was any indication, I’m looking at >$1000 in borrow income this month…
Someone’s got to be winning under this new system, but I haven’t spoken to anybody who’s winning so far. We’ve figured out compensation is 1/2 a penny per page. Amazon told us in that typically mist-clouded oracular way.
“As measured using KENPC, during the month of June, KU and KOLL customers read nearly 1.9 billion Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENPs) of KDP Select books.”
So, they put $10.8 million in the fund for May / 1.9 billion pages = that’s 0.0057894736842105. If you figure May and June pages read are nearly the same, yeah, that’s just over 1/2 a penny a page.
I’m not freaking out. If this is the end of my full time writing career, well, I can edit, I can copyedit, etc. I’m not going back to a cube farm for all the tea in Amazon’s Household and Kitchen Department.