Are you confused by Amazon/KDP Reports?
You’re not alone. Amazon/KDP Reports used to be very confusing. With the arrival of KDP DASHBOARD, Amazon tried to make the reports more transparent, but they still need some explanation. BTW, KDP stands for Kindle Direct Publishing. It is the publishing arm of Amazon and where you will find all your sales information.
Let’s try to make them more understandable.
The first thing that used to cause the most confusion and distress was their rolling 30 day accounting. Authors would think that KDP was cheating them out of their money through some fancy accounting. KDP has finally done away with it. You can now see what you earned last month and during the current month.
OK, now that we’ve gotten the accounting out of the way, let’s talk about the reports themselves.
First, where are they?
Go to KDP.Amazon.com and login with your Amazon login and password. That’s right, your Amazon password opens your KDP account.
Now Click on the “Reports” tab.
Selecting “Reports” will bring up the REPORTS DASHBOARD, the hub of all your information.
The REPORTS DASHBOARD gives you a quick look at Today’s Royalties, Today’s Orders, Today’s KENP Read, Today’s Top-Earning Books, Top Formats, and Top Marketplaces.
If you want to find out more in-depth information, click on one of the options in the sidebar on the left.
Remember when you set up you account in KDP, you had to supply your banking information. KDP uses this information to direct deposit your royalties.
WHEN WILL I GET PAID?
Royalties are paid every month, approximately 60 days after the end of the month in which the sale was reported (90 days for Expanded Distribution) as long as you meet the minimum threshold for payment.
Royalty payments will not be subject to US tax withholding once you have provided Amazon with valid tax information in the US tax information interview.
For more information on getting paid, click here.
PRIOR MONTH’S ROYALTIES
The first thing most people are interested in are their royalties. To find your royalties, click on Prior Months’ Royalties. You can choose the month you’re interested in and download the report.
THIS MONTH’S ROYALTIES
To find this month’s royalties, you’d click on Month-to-Date.
To see a record of KDP payments to you, click on payments.
What are/is KENP? It’s Kindle Edition Normalized Pages. Did that make it any clearer? Probably not!
KENP represents the number of e-book pages read in both the KU (Kindle Unlimited) and KOLL (Kindle Owner’s Lending Library) programs. And, yes, you receive royalties based on the number of read pages.
If you’re the kind of person who likes to see the way things used to be, click on Reports (Old) and you see how much better the new reports are.
For more detailed information, click here.