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    [ePub/YADS] Kindle Worlds

    Amazon has a franchise thing up they call Kindle Worlds. This is fan-fiction, where you write in someone else's world.. which can be a cool thing.

    https://kindleworlds.amazon.com/

    Just wondering if someone done it and how it went?
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    I'm really, really tempted to write some Barry Eisler fanfic, in which John Rain is sent to murder a publisher by an embittered author, but is won round by the indispensability of publishers and all the great things they do.

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    For now, you can only submit to Kindle Worlds if you have a US bank account so I'm out.

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    I've considered it. I'd love to write in a few of the Valiant Canon worlds but they are pulling from the newer run of comics, not the older set that I have so I'm out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Phaeal View Post
    The first draft is a huge pile of clay that you've laboriously heaped on your table, patting it into a rough shape as you go along. From the second draft onward, you'll cut away chunks, add bits, pat and punch and pinch, until you finally have a gorgeous figure of, oh, Marcus Aurelius. Or a duck. But a damn fine duck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koschei View Post
    For now, you can only submit to Kindle Worlds if you have a US bank account so I'm out.
    UGH.. that cuts me out too. Hope they expand the service.
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    I haven't, but I know author Delilah Dawson has. You might try asking her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearilou View Post
    I've considered it. I'd love to write in a few of the Valiant Canon worlds but they are pulling from the newer run of comics, not the older set that I have so I'm out.
    Good god. A Valiant Comics fan. The few, the proud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torgo View Post
    I'm really, really tempted to write some Barry Eisler fanfic, in which John Rain is sent to murder a publisher by an embittered author, but is won round by the indispensability of publishers and all the great things they do.
    I thought you could only write for the worlds they've already bought the rights to? But I don't know much about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerwoman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Torgo View Post
    I'm really, really tempted to write some Barry Eisler fanfic, in which John Rain is sent to murder a publisher by an embittered author, but is won round by the indispensability of publishers and all the great things they do.
    I thought you could only write for the worlds they already bought the rights to? But I don't know much about it.
    It is!

    In other news, I need to read some John Rain now.
    Last edited by bearilou; 09-18-2013 at 05:35 PM. Reason: because I sounded like a jerk and didn't mean to
    Quote Originally Posted by Phaeal View Post
    The first draft is a huge pile of clay that you've laboriously heaped on your table, patting it into a rough shape as you go along. From the second draft onward, you'll cut away chunks, add bits, pat and punch and pinch, until you finally have a gorgeous figure of, oh, Marcus Aurelius. Or a duck. But a damn fine duck.
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    1) Write like your face is on fire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bearilou View Post
    It is!

    In other news, I need to read some John Rain now.
    I've read one John Rain novel. Just the one.

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    If someone does, post a link. I don't read fanfic, but I might if I knew someone who wrote it (from a board or whatnot).

    It's an interesting way of writing. For me, I always felt like I'd have to be a super hardcore expert of a show, comic, movie to be able to write fanfic.
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    Thread resurrection time! I figured it was better to do this than start a new thread.

    Kindle Worlds is adding more to their line.

    In other news...eeeeee Eternal Warrior is being added. *goes to dust off her EW*
    Quote Originally Posted by Phaeal View Post
    The first draft is a huge pile of clay that you've laboriously heaped on your table, patting it into a rough shape as you go along. From the second draft onward, you'll cut away chunks, add bits, pat and punch and pinch, until you finally have a gorgeous figure of, oh, Marcus Aurelius. Or a duck. But a damn fine duck.
    Quote Originally Posted by KTC View Post
    1) Write like your face is on fire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bearilou View Post
    Thread resurrection time! I figured it was better to do this than start a new thread.

    Kindle Worlds is adding more to their line.

    In other news...eeeeee Eternal Warrior is being added. *goes to dust off her EW*

    G.I. Joe? G.I. Joe? I dunno about writing it but I so will be checking out what they're selling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArachnePhobia View Post
    G.I. Joe? G.I. Joe?
    Oh, that reminds me of the delightful G. I. Joe Mary Sue I read once, who was blind but who still went out to fight with the rest of them.

    A reviewer asked if the Joes would tell Cobra, "Hey, our newest recruit is blind. So if you see her on a battlefield, can you make a little noise so she knows where to aim?"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Swords View Post
    Oh, that reminds me of the delightful G. I. Joe Mary Sue I read once, who was blind but who still went out to fight with the rest of them.

    A reviewer asked if the Joes would tell Cobra, "Hey, our newest recruit is blind. So if you see her on a battlefield, can you make a little noise so she knows where to aim?"
    Speaking of, article didn't say what continuity (or continuities) they accept stories for. I'd assume IDW, but there are even several of those, and then there's the movies which are also still ongoing, so yeah.

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    Am I reading this right? L.J. Smith, former writer of the Vampire Diaries, is now writing and selling Vampire Diaries fanfic through Kindle Worlds?

    Huh.
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    Hahahahaha! Good for her! If word gets out, she'll likely make more money that way than she ever made doing the work-for-hire Vampire Diaries books. And I bet her fanfic will be accepted as cannon.
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    Apparently, other people have caught on to Smith's antics, and it's news now.
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    Untitled <-- Supernatural MG (drafting)
    Tobias Tinker <-- Clockpunk MG (on hold)
    Freak Town <-- Paranormal YA (on hold)
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    Hm. I have written fanfic. I am also a major fan of Veronica Mars...I have really been considering some meta work based on Gossip Girl...
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    I did laugh when I read about the Vampyre Diaries writer. That's brilliant!

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    So Kindle Worlds is self publishing? You have to pay for your own cover, self edit, and do your own formatting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerwoman View Post
    So Kindle Worlds is self publishing? You have to pay for your own cover, self edit, and do your own formatting?
    Kindle Worlds is a publication submission platform where you choose a licensed World, read the Content Guidelines for that World, write your story, upload that story, create a cover using free images or your own image, and accept a publishing contract with Amazon Publishing. Itís simple and itís fast. Every Kindle Worlds story will be featured on Amazon.com and Kindle devices and apps. Review the steps below to learn how to publish your story.
    and then further down on the How It Works page:

    Kindle Worlds Review
    Kindle Worlds will review your story to make sure it follows Content Guidelines.
    If it does, we will publish your story and notify you.
    If it does not, we will let you know so you can edit and resubmit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Phaeal View Post
    The first draft is a huge pile of clay that you've laboriously heaped on your table, patting it into a rough shape as you go along. From the second draft onward, you'll cut away chunks, add bits, pat and punch and pinch, until you finally have a gorgeous figure of, oh, Marcus Aurelius. Or a duck. But a damn fine duck.
    Quote Originally Posted by KTC View Post
    1) Write like your face is on fire.


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    So it's self publishing fanfiction in certain licensed worlds, and exclusive to Amazon.

    It's a very specific and limited niche, but if you are already a fan of GI Joe, The Vampire Diaries, or Valiant Comics then you may be in luck.

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    I'm still waiting on Buffy...

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    The day they license any of the following: Star Trek, Star Wars, Naruto, A Song of Ice and Fire, Wheel of Time, Marvel Comics, or DC Comics I will jump on this hard.

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