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rajamanickam

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Will I get Royalty from KU Reads while running Kindle Free Promotion?
Posted: Jan 31, 2018 1:28 AM
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I am running Free Kindle Book promotion for my Quotes Book for 2 days.
In the KDP reports, I have noticed that this Book is getting some KU/KOLL Reads during this free promotion period. Will I get Royalty for these KU reads? And, will it impact the Sales Rank? In this case, whether it will effect Paid Sales Rank or Free Sales Rank?
Donna St Felix

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Re: Will I get Royalty from KU Reads while running Kindle Free Promotion?
Posted: Jan 31, 2018 1:39 AM   in response to: rajamanickam in response to: rajamanickam
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rajamanickam wrote:
I am running Free Kindle Book promotion for my Quotes Book for 2 days.
In the KDP reports, I have noticed that this Book is getting some KU/KOLL Reads during this free promotion period. Will I get Royalty for these KU reads? And, will it impact the Sales Rank? In this case, whether it will effect Paid Sales Rank or Free Sales Rank?

Anything FREE pays you nothing.
I don't think it will affect your rank but others should comment.
I don't do the free thing as it is just lost sales (to people who wouldn't pay anyway).
writerbn

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Re: Will I get Royalty from KU Reads while running Kindle Free Promotion?
Posted: Jan 31, 2018 4:48 AM   in response to: rajamanickam in response to: rajamanickam
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rajamanickam wrote:
I am running Free Kindle Book promotion for my Quotes Book for 2 days.
In the KDP reports, I have noticed that this Book is getting some KU/KOLL Reads during this free promotion period. Will I get Royalty for these KU reads? And, will it impact the Sales Rank? In this case, whether it will effect Paid Sales Rank or Free Sales Rank?
If the Kay Yu reads are showing up on your report, you get paid for them, regardless of what else is happening at the time.

If the reads are in India, however, the rate per page is close to zero, so don't expect much.
Ralph E Vaughan

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Re: Will I get Royalty from KU Reads while running Kindle Free Promotion?
Posted: Jan 31, 2018 5:29 AM   in response to: rajamanickam in response to: rajamanickam
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rajamanickam wrote:
I am running Free Kindle Book promotion for my Quotes Book for 2 days.
In the KDP reports, I have noticed that this Book is getting some KU/KOLL Reads during this free promotion period. Will I get Royalty for these KU reads? And, will it impact the Sales Rank? In this case, whether it will effect Paid Sales Rank or Free Sales Rank?

If your book is borrowed by a KU subscriber and read, you get paid for page reads, as is explained on the Kindle Select help page, a pittance, except in India where it's less than a pittance. Page reads never affect ranking. If your book is downloaded as part of a freebie promotion, you get nothing (no money, no page reads, nada nada nada) except a warm fuzzy feeling.

Free downloads will affect your ranking in the Free Kindle Store, but that's not a good thing. It lasts only as long as your promotion, you can't give away enough to make a significant difference, and it harms your ranking in the Paid Kindle Store -- while you weren't selling anything, others were, so your ranking falls.
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