If only there was a way to obsess over vampires bangin' each other all day and make money for it. Oh wait, now you can! Just like E.L. James did with Fifty Shades of Grey! Except you'll be making millions and millions less!
Amazon recently announced their new Kindle Worlds program, which takes the fan fiction that you can currently read online for free and makes you pay for it! Though, if you are the author of the fanfic, you can collect some royalties for your work.
Currently, Kindle Worlds has licensed three properties (The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl) and plan to expand to more "Worlds," including popular books, TV shows, movies, comics, music and video games.
The novels, novellas and short stories will be sold through Amazon.com and Kindle devices for somewhere between $0.99 and $3.99, with writers earning 35 percent of net revenue for longer stories (10,000+ words) and 20 percent for shorter stories (so add in lots of description, people!).
But there are some rules: First of all, you can only write about licensed properties (no Twilight fanfic allowed). Furthermore, crossover between Worlds is also not permitted. Sorry, Serena van der Woodsen, but you will not be Fifty Shades of Grey-ing with either one of the Salvatore brothers on Amazon's watch.
Actually, no one will be banging. No one. "We don't accept pornography or offensive depictions of graphic sexual acts," Amazon explains in their content guidelines. No porno fanfic? Well, this is officially useless