FanFiction news: Florida writers celebrating FanFic. Lovecraft FF finalists. Terminology guide

By David Rothman
August 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Can “real” writers learn to love FanFiction, with plots and characters inspired by existing books, TVs and movies? Some Florida authors are giving it a try August 11. From Orlando Weekly: “Five [...]

Simon & Schuster to publish more reworked Twilight fanfic

By libertyc
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. [...]

Twilight fanfic, pulling to publish, and the fandom gift economy

By libertyc
June 19, 2012 // 2 Comments

Doctor Science, the blogger who wrote a couple of installments on the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon last month that I blogged about at the time, actually wrote a third piece, which I only just [...]

Fifty Shades of Grey and the decline of the publishing industry

By libertyc
April 22, 2012 // 7 Comments

Related to the Kristine Kathryn Rusch post of earlier today comes an interesting series of posts on the blog Obsidian Wings about the Twilight-fanfic-turned-pro novel Fifty Shades of Grey. In the [...]

New York Times bestselling erotic novel originally launched as fanfic

By libertyc
March 11, 2012 // 2 Comments

You may have heard the T.S. Eliot quote that says mediocre writers borrow, but good writers steal. Sometimes this can be astonishingly literal: PaidContent reports on a New York Times bestselling [...]

Judging books by their thickness: ‘Kids won’t read that!’

By libertyc
January 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

We know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but what about by its spine? On the Scholastic “On Our Minds” blog, Jessica writes about the common misconception that kids won’t [...]

Twilight publisher drops e-book price after consumer protests

By libertyc
August 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

The UK e-book price of the last Twilight novel, Breaking Dawn, has been “defanged” by consumer protests. The Bookseller reports that publisher Little, Brown is dropping its e-book price from [...]

New Twilight novella free to read on-line for 30 days

By libertyc
June 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

Stephenie Meyer has released a Twilight novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, as a free-to-read-online e-book that will be available until July 5th. The book can only be read on-line, not [...]

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