It’s importantly to know how you are paid. As a KDP writer that takes part int he Unlimited program it took me a while to figure out how I was actually paid and evaluate if it was worth being in Kindle Unlimited opposed to being on multiple platforms.
Calculating your Kindle Page Reads pay out is very simple. It comes out to about. .48 cent’s a page. Your per book sale is calculated for you when you set up the costs of your books.
So, for about every 2 pages I make a penny. I made a google doc that I can enter my page reads into and it will spit out a formula for me showing my monthly income from page reads. It also allows me to see what my goal for page reads is to reach different income points. If you want to make $100 a month just off of Kindle Unlimited you will have to exceed 20,000 pages read. If you have a 200 page book, that’s getting 100 people to read your book each month.
It’s also interesting to note that on a longer book being sold for $0.99 you will could make significantly more from Page reads than sales. Each page read helps you rank better on Amazon and so does each sale. If your book is newer you can probably make more money starting at $0 .99 and then raising it to $2.99 after you’ve had strong sales or strong Kindle Page Reads to improve your Rank.