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22 May 2013 @ 02:24 pm
OMG - Fanfic goes Legit!!!  
I know I have not been here for months but this news is too big not to share: Amazon has found and is launching a way for fanfic writers to publish and get paid!!! The world as we knew it is over; fanfic is legit and can be for profit!


Keep an eye out for your fandom and get ready to create your book covers everyone! Anyone know how we can get Saban to sign up for this too?????

Ms. J.
TSB: MMPR - Old Schoolsecond_batgirl on May 22nd, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
But its only some things - no porn, no slash, no crossovers. And frankly, this is something I do for fun - I have no intention of ever paying for fanfic or selling it. And if you read the rights issues, it's a lot of not so great stuff - you come up with a great idea in your fic? They can use it, you don't profit. Say goodbye to your OCs.

AND if you don't choose to sell it, how long before you get hit with a C&D for not going through their avenues? There's a lot here that makes me super uncomfortable with the whole situation, so I'll be sticking with LJ/DW/AO3 for now, and not paying for any fanfic. Ever.
jtrevizo_1013: Steelersjtrevizo_1013 on May 23rd, 2013 02:06 am (UTC)
I know it has limitations but the concept of being able to publish something without having to file the serial numbers off is very appealing.

And yes, there are a lot of possible downsides but it is something to watch and see...