I really don’t know yet. I enrolled all my books in KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited about a month ago — maybe it’s two months, I don’t know. But I did notice that, after day after day after day of zero pages read for Kindle, my novella THE CAVE (see it over there to your right?) all of a sudden had 318 pages read over the course of a couple of days. And my short story DEAD OR ALIVE (it’s not over there on the right, but it is part of THE STRIKER FILES, which is) had 50 pages read.
I looked, and THE CAVE has a KENPC (Kindle Edition Normalized Page Count) of 166, as opposed to its stated length of 88 pages. DEAD OR ALIVE has a KENPC of 56.
Now, that doesn’t sound like much, but basically it’s two full reads of the novella and one full read of the short story. For me, that’s fine. Those sales would have earned me 35% of $0.99, which is little over a buck. The KU reads paid me more than that; a bit less than two bucks.
(Yeah, that’s the sort of life-changing money I’m earning right now from my writing. 🙂 )
Couple that with a few purchases of THE CAVE, one of DIE 6, and one of my non-fiction DOING DISNEY quasi-guidebook, I’ll have done okay. Maybe I’ll sell a couple of copies of my new one, THE INN, when it comes out. Crossing fingers. (Watch this space for announcements.)
The way I see it, the more people who grab my stories and read them, the better chance I have of actually getting noticed.
And that’s the state of the state right now.