The Launch of Kindle Worlds

Interesting!

Writing: A Conversation Without Interruptions

Amazon has found another way to rape the casual reader/writer for more money to stuff into their bulging pockets! Don’t believe me, take a look at this press release.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that there is now another way for writers to get paid for their work. Fan fiction is no less of an art form (though the whole of my thoughts in that regard will need a separate post) and the desire to be paid for it is not unusual. Nor should it be considered such. But fan fiction, to my memory, has always been posted to blogs, dedicated sites and forums where it could be enjoyed without lining some massive giant’s pockets.

Following this announcement, all those fan fiction writers wanting to get paid for their work will be able to do so. A measly 35%. And, if you’re really unlucky and…

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5 thoughts on “The Launch of Kindle Worlds

  1. Interesting indeed, interesting indeed. The talk of the publishing world yesterday…will keep opinion to self at this point. P2P’ers are popping an aneurysm at the moment, I am sure!

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  2. I used to write in FanFiction.net! It was just fun to me, and a way to be creative. I can’t see this being popular. Especially since they don’t want erotic stuff and well, there’s a lot of that in fanfic!

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  3. I saw this earlier. Not sure what to think of it exactly. An author can get a portfolio and fan base from writing fan-fiction. Then they can jump to their own works. I just hope Amazon covers all their bases in terms of rights to the worlds and they don’t try to open up worlds that their indie authors make without permission. That’s my only worry.

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  4. Amazon ought to change its name to Game Changer. I’ve got mixed feelings about any corporate behometh, but A sure changed the rules for publishing, for retailing, and, likely, for gravity and magnetism.

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