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Fan Fiction Stories Have a New Hub: Kindle Worlds

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Fans of series and franchises now have a new outlet for their creativity. Kindle Worlds is a new a place where people can publish fan fiction. Fan fiction includes stories with characters, settings, and inspirations from popular books, shows, movies, comics, music, and games. The camazing thing is, with Kindle Worlds, teh obsessed can now you can write in licensed worlds and earn up to a 35% royalty.

Some of the current licensed Worlds include: Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars; Valiant comics including Bloodshot and Shadowman; The Foreworld Saga by Neal Stephenson; and worlds from renowned authors Hugh Howey, Barry Eisler, and Blake Crouch.

“Amazon Publishing will pay royalties to both the rights holders of the Worlds and the author," states a press release, "The standard author’s royalty rate (for works of at least 10,000 words) will be 35% of net revenue. As with all titles from Amazon Publishing, Kindle Worlds will base net revenue off of sales price—rather than the lower, industry standard of wholesale price—and royalties will be paid monthly.   In addition, with the launch of Kindle Worlds, Amazon Publishing will pilot an experimental new program for particularly short works—between 5,000 and 10,000 words. For these short stories—typically priced under one dollar—Amazon will pay the royalties for the World’s rights holder and pay authors a digital royalty of 20%.”   On this occasion, Director Business Development and Publisher of Kindle Worlds, Philip Patrick said that, “At Kindle, we’re not only inventing on the hardware and software side of the business, we’re inventing new ways to create books. Our goal with Kindle Worlds is to create a home for authors to build on the Worlds we license, and give readers more stories from the Worlds they enjoy. We look forward to announcing additional World licensing deals in the coming weeks.”

Posted on July 27, 2013 in E-books