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Authorised Fanfic

Postby Fairblue » 15 Nov 2016, 10:32

I only stumbled across this today, even though it's been around since 2013,apparently . Kindle World. A place where people can write stories of their favourite characters and get paid for it. It works by Amazon World getting a licence from the owner of the copyright (e.g.the X Files) and the fanfic stories are published on Kindle World. How it works out if the fanfic writer is bad, I don't know, and the original author isn't too pleased I haven't a clue. It appears everything is there to get you started. Now if only 'Biggles' had been in there.:sigh4:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html? ... 1001197421
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Re: Authorised Fanfic

Postby Featherby » 02 Aug 2017, 01:12

*cups hand to ear* Is that a petition for Biggles to be added to the list I hear?
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Re: Authorised Fanfic

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 05 Aug 2017, 22:51

How interesting, FB. Thanks for the link. As you say,
if only 'Biggles' had been in there.:sigh4:
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Re: Authorised Fanfic

Postby von Zoyton » 06 Aug 2017, 10:33

On my degree they were talking about using characters from other works. It seems you don't need to be authorised to use the characters as long as you don't make you it is a new work in the canon. A bit like the Sherlock Holmes things or all those new versions of stuff on TV and the like.

Being that the WEJ estate has always been a bit funny about this sort of thing it's quite possible they would get shirty even if it was called some random title but happened to have Biggles in it.
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