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.
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.