Special Article: Clearing the Confusion of KDP Select, Kindle Unlimted, The Global Fund, & KENP Page Reads. They All Enhance Each Other!

I came across a fantastic blog post by Author Dan Tortora that explained the KDP Select program for authors who self-publish their ebooks through KDP publishing and sell on Amazon. He shares how it all works with KDP and Kindle Unlimited and how they enhance each other when you enroll your ebook in KDP Select, and the Kindle Unlimited program for readers, (ebooks only, not paperbacks) will entitle the author to royalties of their page reads.

Those pages read when enrolled and with KU get the author paid from the Amazon Global Fund. It’s like extra sweetness to your royalties from not only your ebooks sold, but when a reader reads any of the pages of your ebook that is enrolled!

It really is that simple. Yes, you can only sell your ebook “exclusive” through Amazon, but the trade-off can be very profitable for the author. I hope what Dan shares within his article clears up any confusion or hesitations by authors when self-publishing your next ebook.

KDP Direct Publishing & Amazon

AMAZON KDP SELECT PROGRAM GLOBAL FUND (USA) ~ Article From Author Dan Tortora and Coaching – What is the KDP Select and the Global Fund Payout? How does the KDP Select Global Fund work?

As a nonfiction author coach who helps authors publish and market their books, I often get questions about this subject.

This information is for authors on Amazon.com (USA). Scroll down to learn more.

If you’re an author with an ebook available on Kindle Unlimited, receive payouts for the total number of pages of your book that Kindle Unlimited members read during each month.

You must be enrolled in KDP Select to qualify for these payments, making your book “exclusive” to Amazon and available through Kindle Unlimited. When a Kindle Unlimited member reads your book, you get paid for every page they read. (See this link for more on payments and the payment schedule.)

These payments will be in addition to the self-publishing royalties you receive from Amazon when your book is purchased on Amazon.com.

There is a 60-day lag between the end of the month and the time you get your payout.

How much does KDP pay per page read? How much is the monthly payout and how has it varied over time?

The author payout to US authors has ranged from roughly $0.0040 to $0.0050 per page read, or $0.40 to $0.50 per 100 pages read.

Here is a graph of the KDP Select Global Author Fund Payout, per page read, for US-based authors on Amazon.com, from July 2015 through September 2021:

How is the payout determined?

The payout comes from the Kindle Select Global Author Fund (AKA the Kindle Select Global Fund). The fund is based on the subscription fees paid by the total number of Kindle Unlimited members. As KU members join or drop off the Global Fund changes. As Amazon explains, authors receive payouts for the previous month’s page-reads of their book(s).

Those payouts vary based on their home country; “the share of fund allocated to each country varies based on several 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.”)

Where is the payout posted?

KDP Select authors can see the previous month’s payout while logged in to KDP in their Prior Month’s Royalty Report. Written Word Media (the book promotion company that runs FreeBooksy and Bargain Booksy) also posts the KDP Global Fund monthly payouts on its website.

Is your book enrolled in KDP Select? If so, what has your experience been with it and with the payouts?

Thanks for reading,


Cat’s Note: I wanted to add how KDP describes the benefits of KDP Select, KU, and why it’s popular, and it is in reference only to your Ebooks. The program is not available for print books. I hope those authors who visit and read this post find this information helpful.

As you’ll see, KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited end up working together for YOU to earn more MONEY…

Why Enroll in KDP Select?

  • Earn higher royalties
  • Earn your share of the KDP Select Global Fund when customers read your books from Kindle Unlimited. Plus, earn 70% royalty for sales to customers in Japan, India, Brazil and Mexico.
  • Maximize your book’s sales potential
  • Choose between two great promotional tools: Kindle Countdown Deals, time-bound promotional discounting for your book while earning royalties; or Free Book Promotion where readers worldwide can get your book free for a limited time.
  • Reach a new audience
  • Help readers discover your books by making them available through Kindle Unlimited in the U.S, U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India, Japan, and Australia.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is Kindle Unlimited?
  • Kindle Unlimited is a subscription program for readers that allows them to read as many books as they want. When you enroll in KDP Select, your books are automatically included in Kindle Unlimited. Your books will still be available for anyone to buy in the Kindle Store, and you’ll continue to earn royalties from those sales like you do today. For more information about Kindle Unlimited, click here.
  • What does it mean to publish exclusively on Kindle?
  • When you choose to enroll your book in KDP Select, you’re committing to make the digital format of that book available exclusively through KDP. During the period of exclusivity, you cannot distribute your book digitally anywhere else, including on your website, blogs, etc. However, you can continue to distribute your book in physical format, or in any format other than digital. See the KDP Select Terms and Conditions for more information.
  • Where can I see the terms and conditions of KDP Select?
  • Click here to see KDP Select Terms and Conditions.
  • For more details on KDP Select, click here.

This Reading Cat Loves to Visit My Friends Who Love Cat’s at Katzenworld!

A Re-Share For The Love of CATS and Courtesy

“Oh no. She just won’t stop this and lie down!

     At noon the monstrous vacuum cleaner roars.

     At two she starts to straighten out her drawers.

It drives us crazy ! Then she starts to frown !

She stares across the room (our hooman clown)

     Then shoves around the thing she most abhors …

     Whatever that is now. Oh how she bores

Us with this fuss. We wish she’d ride to town.

But no, it’s quarantine. This must be borne.

     She glares now at the kitchen pantry and

          Starts crazy cooking. Aslan ! Now what’s next ???!!!

Our whole loud house will smell of curried corn!!!!!

     She’s slipped in numskull’s never never land !!!

          Thank God for Amazon and our new text !”

Author’s Notes
The photograph is courtesy of Pinterest.
© 2020 Anissa Nedzel Gage, All rights reserved

Sharing Our History Courtesy of CNN… What to Know About Juneteenth. Time To Stop Racism and Police Violence.


(CNN ) — Juneteenth could not be coming at a more fitting time.

It’s a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.


Today, June 19, this holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. But 155 years after the news of their emancipation finally reached slaves in Galveston, Texas, the nation is still struggling with the issues of systemic racism and injustice just as it still is in 2020.

That struggle surfaced once again in the national debate and massive Black Lives Matter protests that were sparked by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers on May 25, 2020.


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Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia mark June 19 as a state holiday or observance. Communities across the country celebrate it with food and festivities. But — despite a push by activists over the years — Juneteenth still isn’t a federal holiday. And, throughout its history, it has often been overlooked by non-black Americans.

What Juneteenth is

Juneteenth — a blending of the words June and nineteenth — is the oldest regular US celebration of the end of slavery.  It commemorates June 19, 1865: the day that Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and told slaves of their emancipation.


“In accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,” Granger read to a crowd.

That day came more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Even after Lincoln declared all enslaved people free on paper, that hadn’t necessarily been the case in practice.

African Americans and others mark Juneteenth — also called Emancipation Day — much like the Fourth of July, with parties, picnics, and gatherings with family and friends.

Juneteenth has been celebrated informally since 1865, but Texas became the first state to make it a state holiday in 1980.


Why people are talking about it now

For one thing, it’s right around the corner.

And on Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that he would hold a June 19 campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma — the site of one of the worst acts of racist violence the country has ever seen.


In 1921, tensions between Tulsa’s black and white communities culminated in a white mob attacking black residents and burning black-owned businesses in a part of the city known as “Black Wall Street.”

Trump’s decision to hold the rally there on a day that commemorates the end of slavery was striking, given events in the aftermath of Floyd’s killing. The President has remained mostly silent on issues of systemic racism and has resisted some of the changes proposed by protesters.  Democratic lawmakers and progressives sharply criticized the move.




Photos: The signs and art of the George Floyd protests


George Floyd protests go international as demonstrations break out ...


“This isn’t just a wink to white supremacists — he’s throwing them a welcome home party,” Sen. Kamala Harris tweeted.”  

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked, (and she just spins and agrees with Trumps’ LIES) on Thursday what Juneteenth meant to the President.

“The African American community is very near and dear to his heart. At these rallies he often shares the great work he has done for minority communities,” she said, citing criminal justice reform and funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

“He’s working on rectifying injustices … So it’s a meaningful day to him and it’s a day where he wants to share some of the progress that’s been made as we look forward and more that needs to be done,” said McEnany…

My Note: (SORRY, my feelings and opinions are? I’m not buying what McEnany or Trump are saying or preaching… When they act otherwise)…




Another Story You May Want To Read ~ Amid Floyd protests, Juneteenth gets new renown

“I’M So Happy WordPress Brought My Recovey Blog Back! Thanks WordPress~Your Team Rocks”!



Hello and WELCOME BACK Recovery Friends, Seekers, And Supporters!

 Today I have a “HUGE HEART OF GRATITUDE” to WORDPRESS for bringing my Recovery Blog back! Thank You, Thank You WordPress from the bottom of my HEART! As many of you may not know, ALL LAST WEEK I was dealing with a “Knuckle Head Cyber Hacker” who has been “Cyber Stalking” me. And they filed a complaint about my “Recovery Blog” for some bogus reason or another caught in their Auto-Spam so WordPress had my Blog Suspended for a while.
> Reported: http://catherinelyonaddictedtodimes.wordpress.com
> Message:
> I just tried to post a new blog post on my WP Recovery Blog I have had
> here for a long time and it said my blog is suspended?? I have been
> Cyber-Attacked on other personal sites and have reported it. Someone
> is out making fraud & bogus accounts, using my author Name. Why is my WP
> account Suspended?
Hi there, ( This is from WordPress )
Thank you for getting in touch. Your site was flagged. We have reviewed your site and have removed the suspension notice.
We greatly apologize for this error and any inconvenience it may have caused.
Cat | Community Guardian | WordPress.com
SO, CAT’S BACK!! I also know that all the “Praise & Glory” go to my “Higher Power ~ God” as he just performed another *MIRACLE* in my life. You all have NO idea how many hours it took me to gather and research all the info about Addicted Compulsive Gambling and all the important links to helpful websites for treatment options, recovery support, live-chats, and many awesome recovery blogs too! I also would not have known where to go to get another copy of my “Relapse Prevention Guide & Workbook” I have listed here on my blog for ALL to use in their recovery to come “Copy & Paste” and use.

Why do people have to be MEAN to others who are only trying to GOOD for others? This Anonymous person had come to my Recovery blog to try to leave a “RUDE” comment on my blog and threatened me, saying they would send me a Virus, and they’ll make sure I don’t win any Award, and some other NOT so nice things! They said they seen me Attack people on Social Media Sites??? I have no idea what the heck they were talking about? It is NOT my NATURE to attack, hurt, or BULLY anyone anywhere. You all know that’s NOT what I’m About!
So I ‘m TRULY GRATEFUL that WordPress took the time and seriousness of my email & complaint of why my “Recovery Blog” shouldn’t be taken down. Again. Thank You WordPress Team for believing in me to reinstate my blog. And lastly to my Cyber-Bully, as BOB HOPE said many times, years ago, “Thanks For The Memories”…