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Amazon start publishing licensed fanfiction 5552

Filler 5553

God save whoever's acting as QC for submissions, and God save us if there is none.

Also the next time a thread goes up without tags I'm going to be adding them myself

Compendium of Steve 5555

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See pic.

Ion-Sturm 5557

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The question is, how much can you make from the royalties? I doubt it's a lot.

I'd also like to see the logistics of cross-overs in the off-chance that becomes a thing.


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The question is whether they actually obtain the licenses to worlds worth writing for first. Then, who or what the Gatekeepers will be. Then, how much the actual revenue is.

I'd look into this, but seeing as the particular worlds they have acquired licenses for are not quite to my liking, I don't know if I'll touch this with a twenty-two foot pole.


The royalties are something like 25% of $1-4 depending on the word count. I don't know for sure if there will be any gatekeepers, but I would assume so, seeing as how that's the only way enforcing the no porn rule.


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>According to the press release, the books will be published by Amazon, who will pay royalties to the rights holder in exchange for all the rights to the work, and directly sold online in the price range of $0.99 and $3.99. Depending on the length of the work, authors will receive royalties of 35% of net revenue for works more than 10,000 words and 20% for works between 5,000 and 10,000 words. In addition, user-submitted content must adhere to the platform’s guidelines, which prohibits pornography, offensive language, copyright-infringing conten, excessive use of brands and crossover plot lines.

Tactical!fRainBOoMw 5574



I might go for this if any IPs sign on that I actually like.

People should probably give up on the idea of getting money for this, though. Very few fandoms aside from us are big enough or crazy enough to start falling all over themselves to buy fanfiction.
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I'm curious about what their policy on posting your own story on other sites is. I could see this working in the event of writing an epic, posting it on the site of your choice, and linking to the Amazon page with the message "If you enjoyed the story, please consider buying it here and supporting me as well as the show you love!" or something to that effect. I can't imagine there being too many sales unless the writer was a legend amongst their fandom and people were actually willing to shell out money for what had been free before.


Actually, Amazon says that if you want to sell something on Kindle, original or not, than it can't be read on the internet for free beyond a short preview.


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Then I predict this is going to flop. People aren't going to pay for fanfiction. It's like buying porn on the internet, as several sites have mentioned.


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Personally, I hope it bombs.
The potential for [email protected] and copyright issued warnings would be too much for me to handle.

Demetrius!WDFBcC5x22 6446

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To propose something like this, Amazon must be really desperate. It is a very obvious ploy to make money off of something that is very popular and has always been free. It seems almost like trying to put a tax on daydreaming, and it makes them look ridiculous.

It will fail.


I don't think there's many ways to look at this other than as another exploitative publishing venture, this time abusing the over-reaching nature of Copyright regarding derivative works in tandem with the typical exploitation of amateur writers that don't have their heads on straight as to what their stuff is worth.

Anonymous 6483

>no porn
>no offensive language.
all my stories just went out the window… what about stuff like cheerilee's garden that is torture/murder?

Anonymous 6485

what im not seeing, is a list of ALL the worlds they accept stories for


Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, and Gossip Girl

Anonymous 6492

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In addition to those Azu mentioned:
From http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/06/22/amazons-kindle-worlds-just-got-bigger.aspx -
>For now, though, Valiant's agreement with Amazon gives fan-fiction writers the rights to create and sell their own works based only on the comic book series Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger, and Shadowman, "with more to be added at a later date." In addition, it includes Howey's Silo Saga, Eisler's John Rain novels, Crouch's Wayward Pines Series, and the Foreworld Saga.

What I'm worried about is that the terms of service. Even if MLP ever got on that platform (which I doubt it will) the ToS are probably highly author-unfriendly. Better that we just ape ancient mythology and try to sell it to a real publisher than try to ape a trademarked IP and put it on Kindle Worlds.

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