Amazon to launch fanfiction platform

Author: Jen | May 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Amazon to launch fanfiction platform

Filed Under: | Fan Stuff, The Vampire Diaries, Uncategorized

Earning money off of fanfic — it’s not just for E L James anymore.

Amazon is readying the launch of a new publishing platform called Kindle Worlds where writers will be able to publish and earn royalties from their fanfiction.

For now, fanfic writers are limited to submitting stories about only three TV shows: ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, the CW’s Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl, which aired its series finale on the CW last December. Amazon Publishing has secured licenses for those three properties (all owned by Warner Bros.), though it expects to announce more licenses soon.

Most stories on the publishing platform will be priced between $0.99 and $3.99. More details about submission rules and royalty rates are on

What do you think about this, PopWatchers? Would you try out Kindle Worlds — either as a writer or as a consumer? Is this a great new step for fan fic writers hoping to make a profit from their work, or are more success stories like E L James’ making a site like this unnecessary? Which entertainment properties would you like to see Amazon license?


‘Good Wife’ co-creator Robert King explains that ‘Vampire Diaries’ fan fiction reference — VIDEO

Author: Jen | April 2, 2013 | Comments Off on ‘Good Wife’ co-creator Robert King explains that ‘Vampire Diaries’ fan fiction reference — VIDEO

Filed Under: | Interviews, The Vampire Diaries, Videos

On Sunday’s episode of CBS’ The Good Wife, Diane (Christine Baranski) asked the firm’s investigator Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) to run a background check on her so she’d know where she’d be vulnerable if Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) is elected governor and nominates her for the vacant seat on the Illinois Supreme Court, as planned. The first thing Kalinda turned up: Vampire Diaries fan fiction originating from Diane’s home IP address and email. Watch the scene below. (Spoiler alert: Diane blames her housekeeper, who lacks boundaries.)

“We know [TVD exec producer] Kevin Williamson through Writers Guild things, and we think he’s wonderful. And we also thought he’d be fine with a reference to the show’s fan fiction,” Good Wife co-creator Robert King tells EW in an email. ”We obviously wanted something that seemed ludicrous and out-of-character for Diane to be doing. We tried two other things: Sons of Anarchy fan fiction and incestuous fan fiction for Supernatural.”

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‘Vampire Diaries’ fan fiction gets ‘The Good Wife’ shout out: Is Diane Lockhart a secret Delena shipper?

Author: Jen | April 1, 2013 | Comments Off on ‘Vampire Diaries’ fan fiction gets ‘The Good Wife’ shout out: Is Diane Lockhart a secret Delena shipper?

Filed Under: | Fan Stuff, The Vampire Diaries, TV Series, Uncategorized

Looks like The CW’s “Vampire Diaries” has fans in high places! The series got a fun shout-out on last night’s episode of CBS’s “The Good Wife” when Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) read some “TVD” fan fiction aloud to Diane (Christine Baranski).

Diane, up for a potential position as a Supreme Court judge, asked private investigator Kalinda to do a background check on her, so that she’d be aware of any potential snags should she accept the position. What Kalinda found was a bit of a surprise.

“I’ll only tell you as much as you want to know, so at any moment, you can say stop,” Kalinda warned, before she began to read from her little black book of doom. “Elena knew it was wrong to want Damon. She was about to marry Stefan, after all. Yet, when Damon drew her close, Elena found herself unable to resist his vampire charms. When Damon’s fangs dug into her neck, her whole body pulsed with desire. She needed him. She needed him bad.”

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The UnParallel Universe Of The Vampire Diaries According To Ernesto Riley

Author: Jen | March 2, 2012 | Comments Off on The UnParallel Universe Of The Vampire Diaries According To Ernesto Riley

Filed Under: | Matt Davis, The Vampire Diaries, Twitter

By day, Matt Davis goes by his Vampire Diaries character’s name Alaric. But by night, Matt is his alter ego ErnestoRiley: “King, Warrior, Magician, Lover, and BackdoorNinja“. The somewhat bizarre tweets ErnestoRiley decides to share with his followers never cease to delight, amuse, entertain or complicate. But what I love most is that lately he’s been dabbling in his very own TVD fan fiction: often with oddly sickening (yet enticing) twists. One of his more recent [perversive] stories has been a romance between Elena and Ric. Haven’t seen it? Let me enlighten you.

Ernesto begins his tale with a short statement about recent reports: “So I’ve done a couple of interviews lately, and I keep getting asked about the sexual tension between Alaric and Elena… to which I said, “You can’t escape your destiny. You can only prolong it.” ;)”. His comments sparked tweets of the confused kind: “Mariana_Rita: Alaric and Elena would be a weird couple! Haha” but he remained elusive: “Who said anything about being a couple?” Some followers were a little more vocal: “kelshobaby: that’s fucking weird!” yet Ernesto remained ever the voice of reason: “But hooking up with vampires 5x is normal?”


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