Let’s think back to Twilight fanfiction and how we have this ridiculous 50 Shades of Grey BS being thrown around. Thanks to that, fanfiction is now a “big deal.”
Well, Amazon has found its bandwagon, and they’ve hopped on.
Today, Amazon announced “Kindle Worlds,” an internet community where you can submit fanfiction for licensed franchises, and maybe even get paid for it. Licensed titles already include Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars. At least there’s nothing to worry about just yet — they don’t have the proper licenses to ruin any of my favorite shows/movies/etc. Let’s just hope that good franchises like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, etc. are all able to resist the fatal temptation.