Checking in on Kindle Worlds One of Amazon's most innovative programs is Kindle Worlds (at AmazonSmile: support a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) It took the idea of fan fiction (or "fanfic"), and changed it considerably. Kindle Worlds tries to make fan-fiction pay Chris Davies - May 22, 2013, 8:52am CDT Amazon has launched Kindle Worlds , its latest publishing push, and aiming to commercialize fan-fiction … Kindle Worlds is fanfiction written with the consent of the creators/rights holders, who can set whatever limits they want on how their characters/franchise are used. Amazon’s Kindle Worlds is trying to get control of this phenomenon, and milk it for a profit. Best Kindle Worlds Fanfiction This list is designed to help readers find quality fanfiction in Amazon's new Kindle World's store. Yesterday, Amazon announced the launch of Kindle Worlds, a new initiative aimed at letting fan fiction (sometimes falled fanfiction or fanfic) authors profit from some of their writing by making it available for sale in the Kindle store. In their own words: We are incredibly excited to open up a Kindle World based upon the Sex & Vows and Yeah, Baby series. Recently, Amazon made an announcement that they re going into the business of publishing fanfiction. As of May 17th, Kindle Worlds will no longer be accepting new submissions.Previously published Kindle Worlds stories will no longer be available for sale on Amazon.com on or around July 16th. We will be notifying fan authors tomorrow, May 16th. Fan fiction arises from the people. There is an element of anarchy, a challenge to the establishment, in fan fiction. I agree, this is a great idea (with a few reservations on some of the details). Thanks to Kindle Worlds, fanfic writers can legally publish. Please only add the best of the best! As a valued member of the Kindle Worlds licensor community, we wanted to let you know that the Kindle Worlds program is closing. The notice said Kindle Worlds stories would no longer be available for sale on Amazon by mid-July and that the Kindle Worlds website would close by the end of that August. When we began the adventure of writing together as Fiona Davenport, we never realized our journey would take us to this point. I think its a brilliant marriage of traditional tie-in writing and fan fiction… a win/win for creators and for the fans of their work. Unlike the "real" world of fanfiction, where imaginations are completely unfettered, Kindle Worlds has limits, such as no cross-overs…and no pornography. In fanfic, the works are unauthorized (although some rightsholders approve the idea, within limits, including J.K. Rowling). 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