Madelein De Beer wrote:
Can someone explain to me the maths, how to calculate the Kindle Normalised pages.
since I published my short novel it had shifted more than 20 copies paid and unpaid but my normalized pages state 0?
How is this possible.
Pages read have nothing to do with copies sold. It is the Select Program.
Those 'pages read' won't show until about two weeks AFTER it IS paid to you. It has to do with the fund amount, page amounts and dollar value vs other countries. Figure .0045 per page but it can go up or down.
As already noted, if someone buys your book you get your royalties, but that's it. The buyer keeps your book forever (or as long as they like anyway).
If someone borrows your book they have it only temporarily. You get paid for any pages they read, roughly half a cent a page or a little less. Note that the pages-read payment is instead of royalties. That is, for books that are bought you get royalties, no payment for pages-read. For books that are borrowed, you get payment for pages-read but no royalties.
You can find out how many "normalized pages" your book is by clicking "promote and advertise" on your Bookshelf and scrolling down to the bottom. They have to normalize the "pages" because an ebook doesn't really have actual pages.
As already noted, you find out exactly how much you earned from pages-read when the Prior Month report comes out. The amount earned from the borrows never shows below the graph on the Reports page, only outright royalties.
Books given away for free via the "free promotion" are the reader's forever, and you don't get paid anything for pages-read. (They are "bought" for zero dollars.)
If you're asking about the concept of KENPC "pages," they're basically an accounting tool that KDP uses to try to gauge a title's bulk content. KENPC page count supposedly includes text PLUS some kind of accommodation for illustrations.
The KENPC page count is never shown to a customer. The "Length" or "Kindle Page Count" shown on the book's sales page is an estimate of the number of page scrolls an average reader will have to do to read the work on a Kindle with average settings.
For a title that is entirely text (except for the cover), a 60,000-word book would have approximately:
200 "Length" pages (the Kindle page count shown on the book's sales page)
300 KENPC pages (never shown, but the pages by which you are paid, if someone borrows your book via Kay Yu)
Note that if you later add a paperback version of the book, eventually the paperback page count will overlay the "Length" value (this may take up to month).