Kindle Worlds

If, as an author, you haven’t heard of Kindle Worlds, you’re missing out. Kindle Worlds is a publishing arm of Amazon that provides a commercial outlet for fanfiction of licensed media, including books, movies, and television series.

As Amazon explains:

“Kindle Worlds is a publication platform where you choose a licensed World, read the Content Guidelines for that World, write your story, upload that story, create a cover, and click through a publishing agreement with Amazon Publishing. Once published, every Kindle Worlds story will be featured on, as well as on Kindle devices and apps. Follow the steps below to publish your story today!”

Currently licensed worlds are:

Archer & Armstrong (11)
Atlantis: The Origin Mystery (4)          
Bloodshot (12)
Body Movers (8)
Dare To Love (8)
Eternal Warrior (1)
Four Weddings and a Fiasco (9)
G.I. JOE (70)
Game For Love (10)
Gossip Girl (20)
Harbinger (27)          
John Rain (33)        
Miss Fortune Mysteries (1)          
Pretty Little Liars (49)          
Quantum & Woody (1)          
Ravenswood (6)          
Sand Saga (1)          
Shadowman (8)          
Silo Saga (109)          
The Abnorm Chronicles (9)          
The Arrangement (15)          
The Callaways (3)          
The Chronos Files (4)          
The Dead Man (5)          
The Foreworld Saga (16)          
The Kathleen Turner Series (1)          
The Lizzy Gardner Files (18)          
The Vampire Diaries (168)          
The World of Kurt Vonnegut (46)          
Unity (16)          
Veronica Mars - the TV series (23)          
Wayward Pines (37)          
XO Manowar (8)

Amazon sets the price, typically between 99¢ and $3.99. Works of at least 10,000 words are paid 35% of net revenue. Amazon also has a pilot program paying 20% of net revenue for short stories between 5,000 and 10,000 words.

These are digital only works, and there are other restrictions found on the authors page and content guidelines.

Writing in another author’s world is harder than you might think. It requires discipline, a familiarity with the canon of your selected world, and originality (within canonical restrictions, of course).

Check it out.


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