fan fiction

fan fiction

Amazon launches Kindle Worlds publishing platform for fan fiction, will pay royalties to writers and rights holders

www.engadget.com
Amazon's taken a number of steps to bring different types of content to the Kindle Store, and it's now venturing into an area that has a long history with the internet: fan fiction. The company's today announced Kindle Worlds, a new publishing platform that promises to pay writers royalties...
Amazon launches Kindle Worlds publishing platform for fan fiction, will pay royalties to writers and rights holders

Erotic Novel You Read About In The NYT Started Out As Twilight Fan Fiction

paidcontent.org
Fifty Shades of Grey, the self-published erotic novel that, through word of mouth, has risen to the top of the NYT bestseller list, started out as a piece of Twilight fan fiction posted in full on FF.net—though you won’t find that fact mentioned in the NYT’s coverage of the...
Erotic Novel You Read About In The NYT Started Out As Twilight Fan Fiction

Amazon licenses fan fiction ebooks

www.guardian.co.uk
Original authors and their amateur adapters can now jointly 'monetise' the popular spinoffsGeorge RR Martin hates fan fiction, Anne Rice has banned it, Ursula K Le Guin calls it "an invasion". But a host of authors have signed up to a new programme from Amazon, which encourages any fan who...
Amazon licenses fan fiction ebooks

Protests over ending of Mass Effect 3 show fan investment in story control

arstechnica.com
Usually, when superfans are unhappy with the ending to a long and engrossing story, they'll react in a number of predictable ways. They'll complain about the ending to anyone that will listen. They'll vow never to enjoy a story from that creator ever again. They'll create elaborate fan fiction...
Protests over ending of Mass Effect 3 show fan investment in story control

How online networks can transform communities

www.guardian.co.uk
The Olympics and jubilee helped neighbours meet up, but digital technology can help continue a sharing of interests and activitiesRecent surveys have shown a dwindling in community spirit with more than 70% of people having no contact with their neighbours. The combination of the jubilee celebrations and the Olympics showed...
How online networks can transform communities
The Weekender: face transplants, fan fiction, and furtive NSA surveillance

Amazon sets up system to trade on fan fiction

arstechnica.com
Amazon plans to start selling fan-written fiction based on the works of other authors and franchise creators, according to a press release sent out on Wednesday. Kindle Worlds will be a platform heavily regulated by Amazon itself and will only sell fan-fiction for which it has the rights-holder’s explicit permission...
Amazon sets up system to trade on fan fiction

Amazon Wants To Sell Fan Fiction With It, Originator And FanFic Author All Sharing Profits

www.techdirt.com
Here's an interesting one. Amazon is getting some buzz today for launching Kindle Worlds, a setup by which authors of fan fiction can effectively profit from their works without fear of legal repercussions. Obviously, there's a ton of fan fiction out there, and while most copyright holders don't mind it...
Amazon Wants To Sell Fan Fiction With It, Originator And FanFic Author All Sharing Profits

Apps Rush: Blur, Sports Illustrated Live from London 2012, Friday, Zite, One Direction Fan Fiction and more

www.guardian.co.uk
What's new on the app stores on Monday 23 July 2012A selection of 16 new and notable apps today:The Blur AppWith the reformed Blur set for more gigs this summer, label EMI has launched an official iPhone and iPad app celebrating the band's 21-year career. It includes exclusive interviews, demos,...
Apps Rush: Blur, Sports Illustrated Live from London 2012, Friday, Zite, One Direction Fan Fiction and more

Universal Studios Sues Over Porn Parody Of '50 Shades Of Grey'; Ignoring 50 Shade's Own History As Fan Fiction

www.techdirt.com
Over the past few years, there's been a lot of porn parody movies created. Porn studios have realized that it's an effective way to differentiate themselves from "everyday porn." While some have wondered about the legality of these things, very few have bothered to take the producers to court, recognizing...
Universal Studios Sues Over Porn Parody Of '50 Shades Of Grey'; Ignoring 50 Shade's Own History As Fan Fiction
How Amazon's commercial fan fiction misses the point

Amazon to pay royalties for fan fiction

parislemon.com
Amazon to pay royalties for fan fiction: Todd Bishop on the new "Kindle Worlds": The company says it will license rights to popular books, games, movies and other content to let independent authors write their own stories based on those worlds, and receive royalties from sales of their fan fiction...
Amazon to pay royalties for fan fiction
Welcome to the world of startup fan fiction – the anorexic edition

Erotic Novel '50 Shades Of Grey,' Fan Fiction And Copyright

paidcontent.org
Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic novel that started out as Twilight fan fiction and that will now be re-published by Random House’s Vintage, raises interesting questions about crowdsourcing and copyright. Vintage paid seven figures to republish E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, which was first published in...
Erotic Novel '50 Shades Of Grey,' Fan Fiction And Copyright

Where Fan Fiction Stands On Copyright: A Legal Primer

www.techdirt.com
Many people who fall in love with a franchise or story will show that love through the creation of fan art, fan fiction and other derivative works. The question over the legality of those works is often a murky area of copyright law. A few weeks back, we highlighted a...
Where Fan Fiction Stands On Copyright: A Legal Primer

Amazon's Kindle Worlds will pay writers to write fan fiction

news.cnet.com
The company's new publishing platform will provide royalties to writers who fashion their own stories based on existing books, TV shows, and more. [Read more]...
Amazon's Kindle Worlds will pay writers to write fan fiction

"50 Shades of Grey" apparently UK's bestselling book ever (sorry, Harry)

paidcontent.org
E.L. James’ erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey, the first in a trilogy, is now the United Kingdom’s bestselling book ever, according to its publisher Random House UK. The company announced that it has sold 5.3 million copies sold in print and digital formats. The other two books in the trilogy, 50...
"50 Shades of Grey" apparently UK's bestselling book ever (sorry, Harry)
The Vergecast 028 - 04.27.2012

Court Finds Fantasy Stories Obscene

www.techdirt.com
Obscenity law and the First Amendment tend to run into each other from time to time and the whole "I know it when I see it" concept makes things a bit arbitrary in the best of situations. Still, it's pretty standard for people to assume questions of obscenity revolve around...
Court Finds Fantasy Stories Obscene
Disney owns Lucasfilm: will it have room for Star Wars fan movies?

Why self-publishing is no longer a vanity project

www.guardian.co.uk
The rise of self-publishing marks a radical change for publishers, readers and writersA few years ago, HarperCollins launched Authonomy.com, a website dedicated to "flushing out the brightest, freshest new literature around". Site members share their works in progress - and HarperCollins and others publish the best. Last year, Penguin US...
Why self-publishing is no longer a vanity project

Amazon's 2012 bestseller list shows publishers and indie authors need each other

paidcontent.org
Amazon released its list of the bestselling books of 2012 on Friday morning. The list is a great summary of one of the key themes in book publishing in 2012: Self-published authors and traditional publishers need each other. In October, Publishing Perspectives editor-in-chief Ed Nawotka wrote a story that’s stuck...
Amazon's 2012 bestseller list shows publishers and indie authors need each other

Coliloquy's Active Publishing Platform Lets Readers Create Designer Heroines (Demo)

allthingsd.com
Back when we were kids, cutting edge publishing technology was pretty much limited to “choose your own adventure” books. Coliloquy, a start-up demoing at D: Dive into Media, is running with that idea in the hopes of creating a new kind of fiction reading experience, built on the Amazon Kindle...
Coliloquy's Active Publishing Platform Lets Readers Create Designer Heroines (Demo)
Fan fiction returns to the mainstream with a vengeance

One Direction Fan Fiction Now the Fastest Route to a Book Deal

betabeat.com
(Photo: Penguin) In the old days, back before single-serving Tumblrs and pithy Twitter accounts, you had to be talented or rich or well-connected to nab a book deal. Now, with the democratization power of the Internet, you need a wifi connection and a slightly unhinged obsession with raunchy BDSM sex...
One Direction Fan Fiction Now the Fastest Route to a Book Deal

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

www.techdirt.com
You've heard it before -- "copyright and the First Amendment have co-existed for 200 years!" -- but as we explained this week, it just ain't true. Inspired by the subject, jameshogg delivered our most insightful comment of the week by hitting many of the key points in the free speech...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

This Japanese Domino's Commercial Just Gave Us 15 New Reasons to Live

betabeat.com
It is rare that you stumble across a commercial that gives you a completely new lease on life. That is what happened when Betabeat first watched a commercial for a new Domino’s app in Japan, featuring a partnership with Hatsune Miku, an anime incarnation of a singing synthesizer app called...
This Japanese Domino's Commercial Just Gave Us 15 New Reasons to Live

Will Disney Block Star Wars Fan-Made Content?

www.techdirt.com
We discussed recently how George Lucas relinquished control of the Star Wars franchise, selling it to Disney. As Leigh noted in that piece, critics have long chastised Lucas for the control he exerted over his films, as well as the meddling he did on the classics so many hold dear....
Will Disney Block Star Wars Fan-Made Content?

With release in hardcover, 50 Shades completely flips traditional publishing cycle

paidcontent.org
The bestselling 50 Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James, which has sold over 65 million copies worldwide, is set to rake in even more cash: Random House’s Doubleday plans to release the books in hardcover for the first time in the U.S. on January 29, in time for Valentine’s Day....
With release in hardcover, 50 Shades completely flips traditional publishing cycle

Because Congress Isn't Already Maximalist Enough: New 'Creative Rights' Caucus Forms

www.techdirt.com
Congress already has an "Anti-Piracy caucus," a Recording Arts & Sciences caucus and a Songwriters Caucus, but apparently they needed another one. Reps. Howard Coble and Judy Chu have "formed" the "Creative Rights" caucus that appears to not actually be about supporting true creative rights. It is, instead, designed to...
Because Congress Isn't Already Maximalist Enough: New 'Creative Rights' Caucus Forms
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?