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.)
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist