Fan fiction

Amazon debuts Lei Crime Kindle World; what do you want to see next?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
April 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

The latest Kindle World popped up last week with the Lei Crime Series. The Lei Crime Series, written by Toby Neal, debuted on April 7. Kindle Worlds allow anyone to write stories within specific universes using characters already developed by the respective authors. The Lei Crime Kindle World [ on]

Amazon's Kindle Worlds opens with fan fiction ready to go

By Susan Lulgjuraj
June 29, 2013 // 7 Comments

Amazon’s newest venture, Kindle Worlds, opened to the public on Thursday, launching 50 stories in its first group of fan fiction work. The initial announcement had three properties writers could consider, but just before launch Amazon announced the addition of other properties, including Hugh [ on]

Was Lovecraft the first fanfic author?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 24, 2013 // 7 Comments

Here’s a little perspective on all the marketing hype and debate surrounding Amazon’s Kindle Worlds fanfic platform: Some of the most significant and successful subgenres of recent decades have been evolved through a process close to fanfic, which to that extent is a latecomer to the [ on]

Tom Chatfield Hails The New Literacy

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 31, 2013 // 1 Comment

British writer and digital guru Tom Chatfield has been attracting quite a bit of attention recently with his piece “I type, therefore I am” in Aeon Magazine, which takes a more unabashedly positive view of the growth of modem digital literacy than some other recent pronouncements. His [ on]

My Reaction to John Scalzi's Reaction to Kindle Worlds

By Juli Monroe
May 23, 2013 // 7 Comments

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, yesterday Amazon announced Kindle Worlds, otherwise know as authorized, paid fan fiction (sort of). In response to one of my comments on that post, our own Joanna Cabot linked me to John Scalzi’s initial thoughts on the move. I have tons of [ on]

Amazon Announces Kindle Worlds, a Platform for Fan Fiction

By Susan Lulgjuraj
May 22, 2013 // 7 Comments

Fan fiction is an interesting genre. You start with characters that already exist from movies or television shows and create new stories around them. Admittedly, I read my share of fan fiction. Sometimes a show’s run ends too early, or a video game pulls me in so deeply, that I want to read more [ on]

Author Joe Konrath's surprising opinions of "fair use"

By Juli Monroe
April 15, 2013 // 9 Comments

Joe Konrath published a thoughtful piece yesterday on fair use and copyright. I thought he was spot on and made some excellent points. He started by talking about copyright as it applied to authors, not to the industry. Not surprisingly, the publishing industry (print, video and music) all focus on [ on]

App Faceoff: Pocket vs. Instapaper

By Juli Monroe
February 7, 2013 // 5 Comments

“Read Later” apps have become more popular as people use their smartphones and tablets on-the-go. I’ve used Pocket for years, and I recently decided to pay for Instapaper because it offered features Pocket does not. I use both, but for different purposes. Pocket is great for short [ on]

Simon & Schuster to publish more reworked Twilight fanfic

By Chris Meadows
November 8, 2012 // 2 Comments

Ever since reworked Twilight fanfic Fifty Shades of Grey hit bookstore shelves and immediately burned a path up the charts, many publishers have been giving more serious consideration to fanfic. Might it make a decent source of publishable stories, a sort of Internet slushpile they could mine for [ on]

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