Fan Fiction Goes Pro With Alloy
Fans of popular book series who have a passion for writing original stories inspired by their favorite characters and plots will soon have an outlet to publish (and profit) from their work.
Announced today, Warner Bros. Television Group’s Alloy Entertainment division has granted licenses for its best-selling book series Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries to Amazon Publishing’s new Kindle Worlds, a publishing platform where writers of fan fiction can earn royalties when their stories are purchased in the Kindle Store.
The self-service submission platform will open in June when the Kindle Worlds store is expected to launch. This new platform will give fan fiction writers an opportunity to extend these popular franchises through new characters and storylines, while also connecting with current fans and reaching new audiences.
“Our books have generated a massive amount of fan fiction, and we see this as an evolution in publishing and a valuable way of broadening our brands and engaging fans,” said Leslie Morgenstein, President Alloy Entertainment in today’s announcement. “When working with Amazon Publishing on this scale, we know we’re in good hands and everyone will benefit.”