Amazon to Publish and Sell Fan Fiction, and What Could Possibly Go Wrong With That?

By Luke Y. Thompson in Books, Nerdery, Tech
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

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Get ready for Kindle Worlds, a place for you to publish fan fiction inspired by popular books, shows, movies, comics, music, and games. With Kindle Worlds, you can write new stories based on featured Worlds, engage an audience of readers, and earn royalties. Amazon Publishing has secured licenses from Warner Bros. for Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and The Vampire Diaries, with licenses for more Worlds on the way.

Also get ready for gay orgies at Hogwarts, stories about dudes marrying ponies, marathon farting sessions, and basically you nice folks at Amazon realizing you've unleashed hell on Earth and need to cancel the program with some awkward back-pedaling in maybe a week or two.

Seriously, for every potential Fifty Shades of Grey (obviously what they're thinking of), you're going to get five million variations on "Mario the Super Pimp":

(Why, yes, I was waiting for any old excuse to post that.)

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