Daily Update: Influence of Kindle Unlimited on Amazon "Bestsellers" Grows

Since no one else is reporting on this at all, we'll continue our tracking. Amazon's hourly list of the top 100 "paid" Kindle bestsellers appears to be under the steadily growing influence of Kindle Unlimited "checkouts," which are counted as part of paid sales. In this morning's check, 45 of the top 100 titles are also available through Kindle Unlimited --  and 24 of the top 50 titles. Amazon Publishing's own titles still appear to be benefitting the most, and self-published authors who are not exclusive to Amazon (and therefore not part of KU) seem to have lost the most bestseller slots. (We still have no idea whether this is affecting actual paid sales, or just bestseller list slots.)

Here is the quick overview:

Top 100 Distribution Wednesday Morning
17 Amazon Publishing titles
15 Traditional publisher titles that are included in Kindle Unlimited
13 KDP Select/KU titles

14 Non-exclusive self-published titles (not included in Kindle Unlimited)

Top 100 Distribution For the Weekly  Kindle Unlimited Began (sales for full week ending July 20; KU started July 19)
9 Amazon Publishing titles
1 Traditional publisher title that is now part of Kindle Unlimited
7 KDP Select titles

24 Non-exclusive self-published titles

Top 100 Distribution Before Kindle Unlimited (for full week ending July 13)
7 Amazon Publishing titles
1 Traditional publisher title that is now part of Kindle Unlimited
7 KDP Select titles

25 Non-exclusive self-published titles

Top 100 Distribution Before Kindle Unlimited (for full week ending July 6)
4 Amazon Publishing titles
1 Traditional publisher title that is now part of Kindle Unlimited
3 KDP Select titles

26 Non-exclusive self-published titles

Top 100 Distribution Before Kindle Unlimited (for full week ending July 6)
9 Amazon Publishing titles
0 Traditional publisher titles that are now part of Kindle Unlimited
5 KDP Select titles

17 Non-exclusive self-published titles