Friday, February 5, 2016

KENP Page Count

If you haven't checked your books' number of pages (KENP - Kindle Edition Normalized Page Count) lately, do so.  As of February 1st, they changed some algorithm or something, and some books have changed size significantly.  Although Amazon said the change would average around 5% - and I heard of some that went up a little - mine all dropped precipitously. 

Dying Embers went from 541 KENP to 395.
Accidental Death went from 520 KENP to 380.
BloodFlow went from 715 KENP to 535.

Not sure what the dealie-bob is or why any of them dropped so badly.  Supposedly, it has to do with formatting and unnecessary spaces or font size or some other undefinable thing, and all my books have very simple formatting with no extraneous crap and a normal-sized font.  :shrug:

Not much I can do about it from what I've heard, and I always thought those page counts were way out of line, but it was good while it lasted.  I won't say the fundage hit won't hurt, but then again, my KU page reads have been way down since November, so it's not really effecting me that much yet. 

I do know that Accidental Death will be out of the KU program on 2/12, so I can try the wider distribution thing.  And because of this page count thing, I've chosen to take BloodFlow out, too.  It'll be unavailable through KU on the 22nd - unless something changes.  DE just re-enrolled because I wasn't paying attention earlier this month.  But then again DE is the only book people are reading regularly in KU, so I might've left it there anyway. 

Anyway, these are my experiences.  Your mileage may vary.  Good luck to you all.  :hugs:


  1. I haven't checked mine. Pretty sure it'll just depress me. I haven't sold a book this month. *sigh* Ah well. I'm at the drawing board working on the next venture. S'all I can do. Like you, at the moment, Amazon income is coming from KENP, even if page count and per page royalty is down. Not seeing sales from other channels on the one I put out. As no one was really reading it on KU loss. I keep looking for lightning in a bottle. Haven't found it.

    Still...gotta just keep trudging along. Upward and onward!

  2. That's weird that they'd change that! I mean, what benefit would it give them?

  3. I hadn't written down most of mine, so I won't be tooooo shocked. I'm afraid to go look at the ones I did note. :-(