Amazon's Kindle Vella Announces First Launch Bonus
In July, Amazon launched Kindle Vella, an interactive mobile platform for serialized storytelling. After one month of operations, Vella has announced its first "launch bonus," a monetary compensation awarded based on reader activity in authors’ stories since the platform's launch. This month, Amazon will disburse more than $200,000 to Kindle Vella authors. The bonus is separate and in addition to author royalty earnings. Currently, the platform hosts over 9,000 stories, with readers able to access "episodes" through the purchase of tokens, a portion of which goes to authors.