Oh Dear — Amazon is Promoting Fanfiction

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.

image courtesy of leakynews.com

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.


2 responses to “Oh Dear — Amazon is Promoting Fanfiction”

  1. Trey Sterling Avatar
    Trey Sterling

    Apparently a movie studio recently optioned rights to a book series that the author openly admitted started out as 50 Shades fan-fic. The loop has become self-sustaining; it’s time to pull the plug.

    1. Beth Millford Avatar
      Beth Millford

      That…is horrifying.

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