Authors describe losing thousands of dollars in monthly income when Amazon quietly shut down its fan-fiction service — and how they bounced back
|01/15/2020||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Amazon shut down its fan-fiction service Kindle Worlds in 2018 after five years, and some authors told Business Insider they lost thousands of dollars in monthly income.
- The service licensed book series like “Gossip Girl” and “The Vampire Diaries” for authors to write fan-fiction stories for.
- Former Kindle Worlds authors described how they bounced back after the shutdown, and their stories show how dominant Amazon is in the publishing world.
- A Harvard Law professor who studies the space thinks Kindle Worlds was doomed from the start, because Amazon’s approach was “antithetical” to the core of fan fiction, she said.
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