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N. LUMIERE

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KENP pages different from kindle ebook pages?
Posted: Feb 16, 2017 4:42 PM
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This is not a question about sales.
It's about the KDP terminology.
I understand what a book pages is and what a "normalized" page is.
My question: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO?

Are KENP "normalized" pages longer than Kindle ebook pages?

Edited by: N. LUMIERE on Feb 16, 2017 4:42 PM
Ralph E Vaughan

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Re: KENP pages vs. refular kindle ebook pages.
Posted: Feb 16, 2017 4:52 PM   in response to: N. LUMIERE in response to: N. LUMIERE
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N. LUMIERE wrote:
This is not a question about sales.
It's about the KDP terminology.
I understand what a book pages is and what a "normalized" page is.
My question: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO?

Are KENP "normalized" pages longer than Kindle ebook pages?

Writers often try to game the system -- double space between paragraphs, insert blank pages, use large-point fonts, etc -- to increase the page count. In theory, KDP applies a standardization factor that levels the playing field, resulting in a an accurate page count ... that's the theory.

There are no such thing as "Kindle ebook pages" because e-books don't have pages. If Select didn't pay by page reads, there would be no reason to come up with a count at all.

Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: KENP pages different from kindle ebook pages?
Posted: Feb 17, 2017 5:41 AM   in response to: N. LUMIERE in response to: N. LUMIERE
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There are three kinds of "pages" for an e-title.

The "Length" shown on a product's detail page is for customer consumption, and is an approximation of the number of page-turns on an average kindle setting. My 60,000-word collection had a value of 198.

HOWEVER, if you have a paperback version of the title, the paperback page count will override this value, UNLESS the paperback count is bigger than the customer consumption length (just found this out--I thought the paperback count always overrode).

The KENPC page count for my 60,000-word title is 312 (or was, as I can't see it any longer since the title went out of Kay Yoo). KENPC is a standard "accounting" page needed for Kay Yoo to work (when it does). You can't exactly equate it to words/page because it also tries to account for illustrations. The customer never sees the KENPC count.
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