Internet shopping giant Amazon has announced that the fan fiction authors will be able to sell some of their work on the firm’s Kindle e-book platform. The fan fiction is literature that is inspired by popular films, books and TV shows and were written by enthusiasts.
This recent move has been taken looking at the difficulty of publishing outside blogs and online fanzines due to copyright issues. A deal has been made with Warner Brothers, enabling fan fiction that is based on three TV series to be self-published. The series include The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girls and Pretty Little Liars, which is under the agreement between Amazon and Allow Entertainment which is owned by Warner Brothers Television Group.
Authors will be able to upload their writing for sale through a new platform which is called Kindle Worlds. The service will be initially available only in America. So far, no launch date has been announced for the platform. 35% will be received by the authors for the overall price of their work in royalty payments if they have written 10,000 words or more.
20% will be received by the authors of works of 5,000-10,000 words under a new pilot scheme for the shorter series.