Yesterday, on my FanFiction Fridays blog, I wrote a blog post on the news that Amazon wants to publish your fanfiction for you. I’m not saying that it’s a bad idea, but it is still fan fiction, since you’re writing a fictional story based on someone else’s works.
While there are some people who are applauding this decision and other people who oppose it, I am beginning to wonder what is going to happen to fanfiction sites like fanfiction.net if this was to happen. I also don’t mind if people write stories based on my writings, but don’t sell them. I have to make a living, too.
I’ll tell you if anything else happens.
- Amazon to launch fanfiction platform (popwatch.ew.com)
- Kindle Worlds: When Fanfic Meets Money (A Ficcer’s Perspective) (alphabeticallyinclined.wordpress.com)
- Amazon’s Proposal To Pay Fanfiction Writers Has Everyone Wondering: Can They Do That? (contactmusic.com)
- Amazon Announces Kindle Worlds, Pays For Fanfiction (tinywork.wordpress.com)
- Amazon Wants To Pay You To Write Terrible Fan-Fiction (lifehacker.com.au)
- Fanfiction – Do you read it? (joeowensblog.wordpress.com)