Amazon Prime


Amazon Prime Reference Book Royalties?

One of my ongoing rants involves Amazon’s payout structure for books lent to its Prime customers.  I’ve contended that the author of a reference manual such as mine, H OW TO WRITE WHAT PEOPLE WILL PAY TO READ!, sits at a decided disadvantage.  Most folks are interested in specific topics […]


Amazon Prime Payouts Reference Books

Amazon’s conversion to still another format for author royalties for material accessed via the Kindle Prime program once again has me scratching my head, as I couldn’t make any sense out of the previous metrics for payment distribution. All of us utilizing Amazon (and we have so many choices) receive […]


Amazon “Prime” Royalties Remain Mysterious

Amazon Prime royalties remain a mystery to figure out.  In the “gimme a break” category, Amazon Prime is currently paying authors $1.33 for each book that’s streamed via its “unlimited” program.  Since $1.33 is about half of what an author would normally be paid for a softcover, a memo has […]


Amazon Prime Author Royalties Offer Huge Disparity

Amazon has finally answered the question regarding how much authors will be paid if someone accesses a book via its Prime program that allows downloading any number of books for a flat rate of $9.99 per month.  The Amazon stipend is currently at $1.47, so for those of us who […]


Amazon “Prime” and Royalties for Self-Published Authors

Amazon has formally launched a program that makes all its e-books, of which my compendium of articles falls into this category, available to subscribers to this program for a single fee of $9.95 per month.  This means unlimited downloads.  According to the many press releases I’ve read, publishers will be […]