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Royalties Estimator

Learn more about printing cost changes effective June 20, 2023, at 12:00 AM UTC.
The Royalties Estimator report displays estimates about how much you earn from your books based on your actual sales.

To use the Royalties Estimator:
  1. From the KDP Reports Dashboard, click Royalties Estimator on the left-hand side
  2. Choose your preferred reporting view, you can select All Books or Compare
  3. Choose your currency and filter book details from the available options at the top of the page
Columns you'll see in the report:

ColumnWhat it means
TitleYour book’s title
AuthorName of author who wrote the book
ASINAmazon Standard Identification Number
MarketplaceThe Amazon marketplace where your book was sold
CurrencyCurrency of the royalty
Additional fields in downloadable report:
Royalty TypeThis indicates the royalty for your book (see below for royalty types)
Transaction TypeThis indicates the type of transaction for your book (see below for transaction types)
Units SoldNumber of units sold for each Transaction Type
Units RefundedNumber of units for which a refund was issued
Net Units SoldNumber of units sold minus units refunded

When are KDP royalties paid?

KDP Royalties are paid every month, approximately 60 days after the end of the month in which the sale was reported (90 days for Expanded Distribution) as long as you meet the minimum threshold for payment. See When will I get paid? for details about when you’ll receive your royalty payment.

How are royalties estimated for Kindle Unlimited (KU)?

If your book is enrolled in KDP Select, royalties earned from pages read are available the following month, when the KDP Select Global Fund is announced.
You can estimate royalties earned from KENP read using the KENP Rate from the last time the KDP Select Global Fund was announced, or you can estimate based on an increase or decrease. The KENP Rate changes every month, so your actual royalties when the fund is announced will differ from your estimation.

My actual earnings don’t match my estimated royalties. Why?

The Royalties Estimator won’t match your actual earnings because it estimates based on factors that change over time. Your estimated royalties are based on exchange rates, which fluctuate and will be different at the time of payment.

For an official record of your earnings, go to the Statements section under the Reports tab to see your Prior Months’ Royalties and Payments reports.

What is Kindle Edition Normalized Page (KENP) Rate?

KENP Rate is the amount we pay per page read from KU. We announce the KDP Select Global Fund amount for the prior month near the 15th of the following month. For example, the September fund amount will be announced around October 15. The KENP Rate is the total fund amount for a given marketplace divided by the total KENP read in that marketplace for that month. Many authors use the previous month's KENP Rate to estimate KENP royalties. You can also assume an increase (or decrease) to see a range of outcomes.

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