This morning Amazon announced that they’ll now be capitalizing on the grey-zone world of fan fiction with a new market that they’re calling Kindle Worlds.
Publishers would have to agree to allow for fanfic to be produced and they would take a cut of the money for it, but still… I wonder what happens in the event that a publisher likes fanfic better than your original work? Could you potentially lose the rights to your own intellectual property?
Reactions from authors have been varied.
On the one hand: uhh, weird. On the other hand, it gives a way for authors to actually see some return from it? So? Uh?— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) May 22, 2013
The licensors can use "your new elements & incorporate them into other works without further compensation to you" Er. Wait. What?— meg jayanth (@betterthemask) May 22, 2013