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KDP Reports Beta
Check out KDP Reports beta at kdpreports.amazon.com to get better insight into how much you earn from your books.
There are several views to help you track performance across titles:
- Benefits of the new reports
- Reports overview
- Frequently asked questions
- How do I get the new reports?
- How far back does the data go?
- How can I filter the data?
- How often is the data updated?
- How often are currency exchange rates updated?
- How are royalties estimated for Kindle Unlimited (KU)?
- What is Kindle Edition Normalized Page (KENP) Rate? How is it calculated?
- What KENP Rate should I choose for my royalty estimate?
- My actual earnings don’t match my estimated royalties. Why?
- Can I still use my old reports?
- Why aren't all the reports included? Will you be adding them?
- How can I compare my books?
Benefits of the new reportsThe new KDP reports improve upon the existing ones by allowing you to:
- Use the Dashboard to see how your books are performing
- Display data for more than one book on a single graph so you can compare books and see title-level trends. You can compare up to 10 books at a time
- Choose to see graphs as a line or bar chart
- Estimate your monthly royalties in a single currency of your choice
- Estimate your monthly royalties from KENP read before the KDP Select Global Fund is announced for that month
- Use your phone and other mobile devices to view reports
|Page||What it shows you|
|Orders report||How many times your book was ordered (paid and free) on Amazon. The Orders report should match your Units Ordered graph on the Sales Dashboard in the existing KDP reports. From this report, you can compare up to 10 books at a time.|
|KENP Read report||Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENP) read, which determines the royalties you earn from KU. From this report, you can compare up to 10 books at a time.|
|Payments||Lists payments by sales period. You can filter by marketplace and payment status. Learn more about the Payment report.|
|Promotions||Performance of Kindle Countdown Deals promotions. You can filter by marketplace, titles, and promotion status. Learn more about the Promotions report.|
|Pre-Order||Units ordered for books you have made available for pre-order. You can filter by titles. Learn more about the Pre-Order report.|
Frequently asked questions
How do I get the new reports?Go to kdpreports.amazon.com. Bookmark this link to save it for later and access reports whenever you need them. You can also access KDP Reports beta from the Reports tab in your KDP account.
How far back does the data go?
- Daily data for orders is available from January 1, 2018 to the present.
- Daily data for KENP Read is available for the lifetime of your account. You can see up to 90 days of data at a time.
- The Royalties Estimator shows an estimate for the current month, and, if applicable, last month, depending on if the KDP Select Global Fund amount has been announced.
- The payment report only includes KDP payments made after November 2013.
How can I filter the data?You can filter the Orders, KENP Read, Payments, and Royalties Estimator data using the drop-down menus at the top of the page. To see data on a specific book, use the Books filter. You can see all your books in detail and compare up to 10 of them on the Orders and KENP Read reports. To reset your filters to the default settings, press the Reset filters button at the top of the page.
How often is the data updated?The report data is updated when eBook orders are placed and when paperback orders are shipped. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- It may take extra time for reports to reflect unfulfilled orders, such as cancellations, returns, and customer credit card failures.
- It may take 24 to 48 hours for your estimated royalties to catch up to your order data. This is because royalties appear only after payment is recorded.
- If your book is enrolled in KDP Select, data is updated as new pages are read by customers who borrow your book from KU.
- For Expanded Distribution, data is updated at the end of the month following the month in which the sale occurred.
- Totals are calculated based on the time zone where orders are recorded (e.g., GMT for Amazon.co.uk).
How often are currency exchange rates updated?For past months, we use the exchange rate on the last day of the month. For the current month, we use the prior month’s exchange rate.
How are royalties estimated for Kindle Unlimited (KU)?If your book is enrolled in KDP Select, you can estimate royalties earned from KENP read before we announce the KDP Select Global Fund. You can estimate 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.
What is Kindle Edition Normalized Page (KENP) Rate? How is it calculated?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.
What KENP Rate should I choose for my royalty estimate?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.
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. If your book is enrolled in KDP Select, your estimated KENP royalties are based on KENP Rate, which changes monthly. For an official record of your earnings, please see your Prior Months’ Royalties and Payments reports under the Reports tab.
Can I still use my old reports?You can still access all the existing reports from the Reports tab, where you can continue to download all reports, just as you always have.
Why aren't all the reports included? Will you be adding them?The new reports will eventually include all the information that is currently shown in KDP reports. We started with the reports that authors use the most to get feedback and make the new reports even better.
How can I compare my books?You can see all your books in detail and compare up to 10 of them on the Orders and KENP Read reports. This functionality is coming soon to the Royalties Estimator.
There are several views to help you track performance across titles:
- In the filters, choose Overall to see the performance of all of your books at-a-glance. Hover on a date in the graph to see a daily breakdown of your top books by units ordered or KENP Read.
- In the filters, choose Compare to see up to 10 of your books by units ordered or KENP Read. By default, you will see your top books, up to 10.
- If you prefer, you can select any 10 books in your catalogue to compare. Press the Reset filters button to return to the view of your top books by units ordered or KENP Read.