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 … Thanks to Kindle Worlds, fanfic writers can legally publish. We will be notifying fan authors tomorrow, May 16th. 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. It wasn’t until the early 1990s, that fanfic writers from around the world began to find each other online, and congregate and share. 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. Fan fiction arises from the people. In their own words: We are incredibly excited to open up a Kindle World based upon the Sex & Vows and Yeah, Baby series. There is an element of anarchy, a challenge to the establishment, in fan fiction. Please only add the best of the best! Unlike the "real" world of fanfiction, where imaginations are completely unfettered, Kindle Worlds has limits, such as no cross-overs…and no pornography. 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. As a valued member of the Kindle Worlds licensor community, we wanted to let you know that the Kindle Worlds program is closing. In fanfic, the works are unauthorized (although some rightsholders approve the idea, within limits, including J.K. Rowling). 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. 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