The total sum paid out to self-publishers and small presses so far this year is $205.8 million, putting ebook unlimited subscription service Kindle Unlimited on target to pay out $620m in royalties in 2024.

Again, this is all uncounted ebook revenue, revenue that blow a massive hole in the Markus Dohle fantasy that ebooks comprise only 20% of the book market.

And no, Dohle is no longer the industry Emperor he once was, but it was as recently as last May, 2023, that he was still telling anyone who would listen that the publishing industry was locked into his fantasy 80:20 print-digital split.