Following the cult success on YouTube of the vlog-series ‘Carmilla,’ a book deal has been struck between Toronto’s Kids Can Press and Shaftesbury films.
At Addicting Info Nathaniel Downes makes the case that Fifty Shades of Grey is based on ‘a flagrant violation of copyright laws.’
At the Yale Publishing Course, Craig Mod lauds Wattpad, despite its flaws, and urges entrepreneurs to delight and encourage your readers if you want to be a successful startup.
After gaining more than 800 million reads on Wattpad, 25-year-old Anna Todd was given a six figure advance from Simon & Schuster.
At Books in Browsers 2013, the summit kicked off with several discussions about how readers, both as consumers and creators of content, are transforming the book publishing industry.
‘Books will be electronic, with soundtracks, co-written by authors and fans, published on social networks, read from cell phones,’ says the author of METRO 2033.
Limiting Kindle Worlds to the ebook form may cater to the needs of licensors, but it is counter to the ethos, habits and desires of fanfiction writers and readers.
Wattpad offers a look at the past, present and future of fan fiction, from Jane Austen fanfic in the 1850s to new formats like celebrity characters and crossover stories.
Amazon announces Kindle World, the first commercial publishing platform that enables writers to create fan fiction and earn royalties doing so.
Fanfiction offers an alternative publishing model for community engagement, online interaction and the book business, argues Anna von Veh of NZ’s Say Books.
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