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KDP Pricing Support (Beta)

How It Works

KDP Pricing Support (Beta) is a service that provides information about the impact that changes in KDP book prices have on number of books sold and author earnings.  It analyzes past sales data for groups of books that have similar attribute values and maps the relationship between price changes and number of books sold. The service then estimates author earnings based on this relationship.
Here are examples of attributes used:

  • Category
  • Customer reviews and ratings
  • Book’s best seller rank
  • Author’s past sales
  • Page count

The data presented in the service are one additional input you may use when setting the list price for a new book or when updating the list price for a previously published book. As price is just one of many factors that may affect sales of any title, please use your judgment when considering this data and setting the list price for your book.
 

Eligibility


All titles are eligible to access KDP Pricing Support (Beta). For some books, the service does not have sufficient underlying data to estimate the relationship between the price and number of books sold for books similar to yours. You will not see the service enabled in these cases. In addition, the service currently only supports Amazon.com or information to help you set list prices in USD. We are working to expand the service to support more books.

The "Beta" Identifier


We expect the service to evolve over time and hence the ‘beta’ identification. However, we believe the information currently provided in the KDP Pricing Support provides an additional input to your pricing decision.

KDP Pricing Support (Beta) and current KDP pricing rules


To help authors more easily understand the data, KDP Pricing Support (Beta) factors in details outlined on the pricing page. For example, if the file size of your book were greater than 3 MB, the minimum list price presented would be $1.99 instead of $0.99. Similarly, the author earnings calculation factors in delivery fees based on file size for the 70% royalty plan.

Any update to a list price is subject to the KDP pricing Terms and Conditions. For example, if you set a list price higher than the list price in another sales channel, we may price-match your book.

In addition, if the digital list price is not at least 20% below the list price of the corresponding physical edition, we may lower the sale price. For more details, please refer to the Pricing Page.


Related Topics:

  • Understanding and Using KDP Pricing Support (Beta)
  • Interpreting the KDP Pricing Support (Beta) Data

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