Amazon Creating a Publishing Platform Where Fan Fiction Authors Get Paid.
Today, Amazon Publishing announces Kindle Worlds, the first commercial publishing platform that will enable any writer to create fan fiction based on a range of original stories and characters and earn royalties for doing so. Amazon Publishing has secured licenses from Warner Bros. Television Group’s Alloy Entertainment division for its New York Times best-selling book series Gossip Girl, by Cecily von Ziegesar; Pretty Little Liars, by Sara Shepard; and Vampire Diaries, by L.J. Smith; and plans to announce more licenses soon. Through these licenses, Kindle Worlds will allow any writer to publish authorized stories inspired by these popular Worlds and make them available for readers to purchase in the Kindle Store. [x]
So Alloy aka, the owners of TVD are on board with this. I’m a little dubious. As a fic author who puts a lot of time and effort into my fics, I would love to earn a little something. But if I were a writer and people were making money off my original works, I might be a little upset.
Also, to me, it sort of diminishes the fact that most fan fiction is written from a place or pure love, enthusiasm, and imagination. Putting a price tag on it all seems to dampen the whole idea that is Fic.
I don’t know. Thoughts anyone?
WHAT. THE. FUCK. NO.
They’re mercantilizing fanfiction now? Is nothing sacred? NO.
I WILL NOT EVER - NOT ONCE - NOT FOR AS LONG AS I LIVE - PAY A CENT FOR FIC. OR GET MONEY FOR IT.
WHAT THE FUCK? IS FIC FOR PEOPLE WITH MONEY NOW?
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK. I DON’T THINK I HAVE EVER BEEN THIS ANGRY BEFORE. THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN FUCKING BUYING THINGS. THIS IS BIG CORPORATIONS TRYING TO OWN FIC. TRYING TO PUT A PRICE TO IT -
- I JUST MOTHERFUCKING CAN’T. NO. NOT EVERYTHING HAS TO BE WORTH OF YOUR FUCKING MONEY TO BE OF VALUE.
STOP THIS MOTHERUCKING WORLD WHERE ONLY MONEY MATTERS SO I CAN PLEASE GET OFF. WHAT FUCKING BULLSHIT.
WHAT FUCKING BULLSHIT.
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