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Felix R. Savage

OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« on: October 18, 2018, 09:41:43 PM »
I come over here hoping someone has analyzed the September KU rate and find ... crickets? Can it be? Am I just not finding the thread?

(and also where is the "hmmm" smiley? you know the one that is pensively rubbing its chin.)
 

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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 09:45:40 PM »
We got one scratching its head, but I understand if it's not as sophisticated as chin rubbing  :icon_think:


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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 10:05:51 PM »
This one might work?
 
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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 10:33:10 PM »
I mean come on, can you believe that payout ratio? What the heck Amazon? We should all just take our books out of KU and force Amazon to pay a fair wage. Unionize, my brothers and sisters!

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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2018, 10:44:04 PM »
I copied this from KBoards (so sue me, VS):


"0.004885 is the highest rate so far this year.

For August, the rate was 0.004491."

I have only one series left in KU, and it earns chump change; I barely pay attention anymore.     
 
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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 11:20:33 PM »
I copied this from KBoards (so sue me, VS):


"0.004885 is the highest rate so far this year.

For August, the rate was 0.004491."

I have only one series left in KU, and it earns chump change; I barely pay attention anymore.   

Chump change about sums it up. That's why I'm wide now. I'm still earning chump change but at least when I do a promo, I make my money back and a little more.

Decent payout this month. Borrowed books are still being read so I have a few pages on my report.

           
 

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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2018, 12:34:34 AM »
I come over here hoping someone has analyzed the September KU rate and find ... crickets? Can it be? Am I just not finding the thread?

(and also where is the "hmmm" smiley? you know the one that is pensively rubbing its chin.)

Around half a penny. Sounds about right.
 

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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2018, 12:48:42 AM »
"0.004885 is the highest rate so far this year.
For August, the rate was 0.004491."

Really interesting.

Up, steady, very slight down, Up. This is what the rate has done since all the banning happened.

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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2018, 06:38:30 AM »
I mean come on, can you believe that payout ratio? What the heck Amazon? We should all just take our books out of KU and force Amazon to pay a fair wage. Unionize, my brothers and sisters!

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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2018, 06:39:50 AM »
"0.004885 is the highest rate so far this year.
For August, the rate was 0.004491."

Really interesting.

Up, steady, very slight down, Up. This is what the rate has done since all the banning happened.

 :dance:


What's the delay on these payouts?  For example, is the August rate for reads that happened in June?
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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 09:54:55 AM »
"0.004885 is the highest rate so far this year.
For August, the rate was 0.004491."

Really interesting.

Up, steady, very slight down, Up. This is what the rate has done since all the banning happened.

 :dance:


What's the delay on these payouts?  For example, is the August rate for reads that happened in June?

AFAIK the September rate is for reads that happened in September.
 
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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2018, 11:36:55 AM »
What's the delay on these payouts?  For example, is the August rate for reads that happened in June?

AFAIK the September rate is for reads that happened in September.

The rate is applied to a specific month. So the one announced the other day was for Sept. Sept gets paid at the end of Nov.
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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2018, 03:11:10 AM »
I copied this from KBoards (so sue me, VS):


"0.004885 is the highest rate so far this year.

For August, the rate was 0.004491."

I have only one series left in KU, and it earns chump change; I barely pay attention anymore.   

Chump change about sums it up. That's why I'm wide now. I'm still earning chump change but at least when I do a promo, I make my money back and a little more.

Decent payout this month. Borrowed books are still being read so I have a few pages on my report.
Also earning chump change, but I guess it's better than nothing.
 

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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2018, 03:37:57 AM »
That thread is over at "the other site."
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Re: OK, where is the monthly KU payout ratio gripe thread?
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2018, 12:32:57 PM »
We got one scratching its head, but I understand if it's not as sophisticated as chin rubbing  :icon_think:

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