Indie authors like myself woke up to a fun new feature on Kindle Direct Publishing — a new chart that tracks pages read via Kindle Edition Normalized Page Count (KENPC).
So now we can obsess over pages read on borrows on top of units sold and book ranking.
Amazon, you’re like heroin to my stat addiction.
All this is part of Kindle’s new royalty change for books borrowed via Kindle Unlimited and Prime. Here’s more about KENPC from Amazon:
We calculate KENPC based on standard settings (e.g. font, line height, line spacing, etc.), and we use KENPC to measure the number of pages customers read in your book, starting with the Start Reading Location (SRL) to the end of your book. Amazon typically sets SRL at chapter 1 so readers can start reading the core content of your book as soon as they open it.
This standardized approach allows us to identify pages in a way that works across genres and devices. Non-text elements within books including images, charts and graphs will count toward a book’s KENPC.
A lot of misinformation has been passed around about the program; I try to clear things up in a previous blog post.
7/2 UPDATE: New blog post on how much Kindle Select authors will earn per page read via Unlimited or Prime.