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Techonomy: Kindle Worlds is a Mixed Blessing for Both Authors and Readers

In my last post, I discussed the business implications of Amazon’s new fan fiction initiative, Kindle Worlds. But what does it mean for authors and readers of fan fiction? Kindle Worlds lets writers create stories about television shows created by Alloy Entertainment—including “The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl,” and “Pretty Little Liars”using the same characters, setting, plot points, and story universe, thus producing original derivative fiction.

As an author, I looked over the terms offered and a few less-than-attractive elements jumped out at me.


Read my analysis on the offered terms for authors who want to participate in Amazon’s program, and what it means for the health of the digital content ecosystem. You can find the rest here.



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