Okay. So here we have a venue offering to pay us for what we do for fun. The premise is simple: they obtain permission from the original writer, and both the fic authors and the original author receive royalties off of any money made. Sounds great on the surface, but is it worth it? Some things to think about:
* Anything you submit to Amazon Worlds becomes the property of Worlds and subject for use by anyone else on Worlds involved. This means if you have an awesome plot idea or OC, you can no longer use it ANYWHERE else but Worlds, including a free site like here, or ffn.
* Furthermore, you are giving anyone else involved with Worlds access. It all becomes fodder for the users. If I make an OC, she is now usable by anyone on the site. And they don't have to ask permission or even credit me.
* Another thought--will this open doors for published authors to say that we are not allowed to write fan fiction unless we go through Worlds and they make money? You bet it does! We survive on the graciousness of our authors looking the other way and indulging us. If a writer only cares about $ however, why would they look the other way when they could be potentially paid for it?
* My final point: if everything switches over to a system like this (or similar), that means readers (including you) now how to pay for fanfiction. Do you really want to fork over .99 every time you want to download one of your fave fic-author's new stories?
Food for thought...
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