I just learned about this, and it sounds pretty cool.A way to earn some income in publishing, even if you don’t write. I can imagine someone enjoying this if they like to read and spend their time hunting down good books.
AMAZON LAUNCHES ITS KINDLE WORLDS STORE AND SELF-SERVICE PUBLISHING
PLATFORM FOR FAN FICTION WRITERS
The model allows any budding writer to submit and publish original stories in the Kindle
Worlds Store based on the world or works of an existing media franchise. Amazon will
then pay royalties to both the creator of the fan fiction and the original right’s holder;
the standard author’s rate for fiction that is at least 10,000 words in length is 35 percent.
Fan fiction (alternatively referred to as fan-fiction, fanfiction, fanfic, fanon, FF, or
simply fic) is a broadly-defined fan labor term for stories about characters or settings
written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original creator.
Here’s what a few of our authors had to say about Kindle Worlds:
“This was downright fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, take-chances, go-places-you’ve-never-been fun. It reminded me of being a kid: reading comics and just living in a completely different reality for a while. Archer & Armstrong are great characters, worlds away from what I usually write. I felt I could take chances, do things differently, and simply have a good time going where the story took me.” —Carolyn Nash, writing in Archer & Armstrong
“I love challenges that can take my writing in new directions, and it was blast to write a story set in the Valiant universe, with themes and characters that don’t normally appear in my writing. I also enjoyed writing from the point of view of a teen and preteen character.” —Jason Starr, writing in Harbinger
“This writing style is something I’ve been doing for years, though the world is very different with the ghosts and the powers. I just dug in and—hopefully—did some of the writing I do best. I know I had a good time.” —Mel Odom, writing in Shadowman and The Foreworld Saga