Amazon Publishing has introduced a new publishing platform dedicated to fan fiction called Kindle Worlds.
The platform is designed to let writers create fan fiction based on a range of original stories and characters. And using licenses, writers can earn royalties from their work. Amazon has licenses for Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and Vampire Diaries, and plans to announce more soon.
Amazon will 35% of net revenue for works at least 10,000 words. Amazon Publishing is also piloting a new program for short works which run between 5,000 and 10,000 words. These short stories, which are typically priced less than $1, Amazon will pay the royalties for the World’s rights holder and pay authors a digital royalty of 20%. Read more