Speaking of fan fiction - I have started posting on An Archive of Our Own. All 14 chapters of “Severus” have been uploaded.
“Severus,” is the first part of my series The Serpent Cycle, which retells the whole Harry Potter Saga from Snape’s point of view. Part one begins just as Snape falls out with Lily and continues through his dark, final years of school, as the awkward teenage boy slowly becomes a Death Eater.
The illustration above is from one of the final chapters.
Amazon is legitimizing fanfiction!
Get ready for Kindle Worlds, a place for you to publish fan fiction inspired by popular books, shows, movies, comics, music, and games. With Kindle Worlds, you can write new stories based on featured Worlds, engage an audience of readers, and earn royalties. (x)
Since when does a corporation need to legitimize something that has existed for decades? Fan fiction as been around A LOT longer than Amazon. Or love of the thing is more than enough. And why should we be expected to pay for something that we all share freely?
Amazon just no realized the popularity of fan fiction. People might just be reading free fics rather than pay for work that often is no better, “Hey we should do something about that!” This is just as ridiculous as the music industry crying over the internet cutting into their profits. Watch them try to do to fan fiction.net what they did to napster.