Could Monetizing Fan Fiction Become a Virtuous Circle?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story, Scott Walker of Brain Candy notes that “there is an untapped market that exists between fandom and commercial entertainment” and “he wants to legitimize fandom.” Obviously Walker is asserting that there is money being left on the table somewhere in the value chain. Producers of commercial entertainment pay top dollar for “canonical texts” …

Why Aren’t More Movie and TV Franchises Turned Into Books?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story Diana Peterfreund writes about adapting the screenplay of the film Morning Glory into a novel. Over the years several film and television franchises have been extended via book and comic book adaptations. Think of Star Wars, which comprises just six films, but has been continued in several hundred more novels — many of …