Ever wish you could write Kurt Vonnegut fan fiction?
Amazon has acquired a license to let writer publish and sell Vonnegut fan fiction in its new Kindle Worlds platform. They expect to open the Vonnegut service in August.
Kurt Vonnegut Trust trustee Donald C. Farber called the move “a natural extension of his legacy and a testament to the enduring popularity of his characters and stories. Billy Pilgrim, unstuck in time, is going to quickly become a Kindle Worlds favorite,” referring to the hero of Vonnegut’s classic novel, Slaughterhouse-Five.
Amazon opened its fan fiction platform in June. If you want to write and sell fan fiction, visit the Kindle Worlds Self-Service Submission platform. You can choose from a number of properties, ranging from Gossip Girl to Vampire Diaries to the Silo Saga to X-O Manowar.
Here’s more about royalty rates in Kindle Worlds:
Kindle Worlds is a new publishing model that allows any writer to publish authorized stories inspired by popular Worlds and make them available for readers to purchase in the Kindle Store, and earn up to a 35% royalty while doing so. Kindle Worlds stories are typically priced between $0.99 and $3.99 and are exclusive to Kindle. Amazon Publishing pays royalties to both the rights holders of the Worlds and the author. The standard author’s royalty rate (for works of at least 10,000 words) is 35% of net revenue.