Amazon has officially announced today the launch of its own commercial publishing model called Kindle Worlds. The launch of Kindle Worlds is a treasure trove for fan fiction writers. Now the writers don’t need any special licensing as Amazon Publishing has secured licenses from many companies. They can publish their short works on this new platform and not only earn easy cash in return for the stories but also keep getting the royalties. Already agreements have been signed with Warner Brothers Television Group’s Alloy Entertainment Division. Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries are the three books on which licenses have been obtained. More will be added time after time.
Those who are enamored of these titles will get to write on their favorite topics and their works will be sold in Kindle Stores. Both the author and the Kindle World writer will be paid by Amazon. Upon a written text of 10,000 words there will be a 35% net profit. As for the royalties, they will get paid on a 30 days basis. An optional platform for very short works (somewhere between 5000 and 10,000 words) will be paid on a one dollar per work basis.
Soon enough the works of 50 famous authors will figure in the pantheon of Amazon’s Kindle Worlds. Since a steady supply of fan fiction has accumulated in cyberspace it goes without saying that a platform was in the pipeline. The licensing companies are glad that this positive step was taken. The building up of suspense and anti-climax that these short stories are based on are a very pleasurable bonus. A growing traffic of avid and enthusiastic readers visits Kindle Worlds in order to satisfy its quest to peruse new stuff. In fact, this site is the ideal re-creation and re-invention of books in a novel form.
The benefits to ordinary citizens who happen to be bibliophiles are enormous. Finally, though the number of genres is virtually limitless there is one proviso. Under no circumstances will pornography or obscenity be allowed to get published on the site. There are limits to indecency. And one other fact: the service is available only in the United States. It may be sad that the whole world cannot benefit from this facility but at least it is a good start. And who knows? The future may include the entire globe in this writer-and-reader medley.