Marc Jost wrote:
I have been told that Amazon pays a bonus for certain page counts but can't find any reference to the numbers.
That's because it changes every month.
I haven't seen numbers recently but in the recent past, you needed 3 million+ pages to qualify for the bonus. In the US. Not sure about UK numbers. And kid's books are different since they tend to be shorter works.
Two years ago, I earned several awards for three million page months. Since then, I have had three million, four million, and even five million, and not earned awards. The new system is in place for counting KENP, and we've all assumed it will either reduce or eliminate the people who have manipulated the system, leaving the genuine earners to share the pot legitimately.
I'm on track for almost six million this month. I guess we'll all find out if that enough here in a few weeks.
And, in response to the person who claimed that an aggregate amount of pages read (lifetime of the book) earns an award, that is incorrect. The meter is reset every month. The book's lifetime earning is not taken into consideration.
Thanks for the info Scott, my book has been out for little more than 60 days and have my first million this month. I thought it was a milestone that might garner some notice from the Zon. I now realize how big the bucket actually is and how insignificant of a droplet I am. Alas, I am nothing more than a delusional newb.
A million pages in a month or over a lifetime is far from insignificant. It is a milestone, whether or not the Zon gives you credit. I started at the bottom and scratched my way to the top. I can recall when paying the bills with my income was a pipe dream. Now, it is reality.
Continue along the same path. In no time, you'll have several under your belt, the riff-raff will be gone, and KENP 6.3 will be out. You'll get there.