#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32646 posts) - - Show Bio
#2 Posted by CapFanboy (4520 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Eurgh. To be honest, the requirements are what is putting me off.

#3 Posted by Pyrogram (35058 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Edited by Irishlad (572 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a fan of it as it is now but it's definitely paving the way for something good.

#5 Posted by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Eurgh. To be honest, the requirements are what is putting me off.

Probably writing a Twilight fic as we speak.

#6 Posted by CapFanboy (4520 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam said:
@capfanboy said:

@jonny_anonymous: Eurgh. To be honest, the requirements are what is putting me off.

Probably writing a Twilight fic as we speak.

Pfft....*starts pressing backspace button vigorously*

#7 Edited by Z3RO180 (6296 posts) - - Show Bio

Sound interesting

#8 Edited by Joygirl (18459 posts) - - Show Bio

Time to start editing/revising Gotham Hearts. I'm gonna be smashingly wealthy.

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#9 Posted by Loki9876 (2993 posts) - - Show Bio

well an arrow episode with onomatopei would be a cool fan-fic.

#10 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl said:

Time to start editing/revising Gotham Hearts. I'm gonna be fucking rich.

Make it rain girl !

#11 Posted by Pyrogram (35058 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl said:

Time to start editing/revising Gotham Hearts. I'm gonna be smashingly wealthy..

Good luck!

#12 Posted by Delphic (1462 posts) - - Show Bio

http://www.zdnet.com/amazon-teams-with-warner-bros-on-new-fan-fiction-publishing-model-7000015747/

The Seattle-based corporation is starting with Warner Bros. But before you start uploading your Harry Potter fan fiction, note that it is only WB Television Group’s Alloy Entertainment division.

It's an important distinction for a number of reasons -- but especially because this unit owns a number of well-known (and bankable) young adult franchises, including Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and The Vampire Diaries.

Glad to know I finally have a use for that obscenely misplaced Gossip Girl Christmas gift I got last year.

#13 Posted by Pyrogram (35058 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32646 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this is pretty interesting

#15 Posted by batkevin74 (10411 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: I knew her way back when...

But so far there's no DC world or Marvel. It's just Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and Supernatural...the rest will come eventually

#16 Edited by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: Doubtful. I think they're trying to target a certain crowed of.... well, teenagers.

#17 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32646 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam: What's the point in that when the largest source of fan fic on the the internet is likely comics

#18 Edited by mk111 (3140 posts) - - Show Bio

#19 Edited by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: It isn't. Also, those kinds of programs have fan- fics that have been published. Comic fans spend money on comics.

#20 Posted by deathbymanga (661 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if this is the chance for my Super Mario cartoon series to make a pathway?

#21 Posted by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathbymanga: Does your Super Mario cartoon happen to be a teenage drama on Much Music?

#22 Posted by deathbymanga (661 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam: actually, i haven't even published it anywhere because i haven't gotten the full story written out. The entire plot has been written, but the story itself has a few holes here and there.

But no, this is NOT a teenage drama. this is an action-pact story about Mario defending both the Mushroom Kingdom and the entire universe from those that wish to enslave it

#23 Edited by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Posted by deathbymanga (661 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam: how so? i want to make money off of a tv series built around a pre-existing franchise that i have no ties to? That sounds like fanfiction to me. Am I not allowed just because i'm still in the developmental stages? i'd think WB would WANT a long-lasting series, something they can milk for a lot of years. I mean, look at Smallville?

#25 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32646 posts) - - Show Bio

You really think WB will only alloy fan fic from thee shows? I doubt it

#26 Posted by deathbymanga (661 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: exactly. WB wants money, and if a good fanfiction comes along, then i'm positive that they will suck it for every last penny they have

#27 Posted by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathbymanga: They'll take what they have the rights for. Send them the best fan-fic imaginable. If it's not about the shows above, then they'll throw it in the trash.

#28 Posted by deathbymanga (661 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam: yes, but NO ONE has the tv rights at this time for Mario. so they could easily buy them anyway. and really, you think they are going to stick to those franchises only? they will buy more. WB won't just take what they can, they'll take what they want

#29 Posted by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathbymanga: Sure, but they don't have it and they won't consider your story unless they do. Also, this is for writing fan-fiction, not cartoons. They specifically targetted these exact books/shows because they're a major source of fan-fiction and the audience actually read them. I don't see them ever doing this for a comic or game series. That's just my opinion, though.

#30 Posted by Pyrogram (35058 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam said:

@deathbymanga: Sure, but they don't have it and they won't consider your story unless they do. Also, this is for writing fan-fiction, not cartoons. They specifically targetted these exact books/shows because they're a major source of fan-fiction and the audience actually read them. I don't see them ever doing this for a comic or game series. That's just my opinion, though.

Lol, Comics are one of the biggest media outlets, of-course they will, its basic business to target a large audience.

#31 Edited by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: Comic readers read comics. Would you rather buy a comic, or a fan-fic of the comic? Wait, I already know your answer.

#32 Posted by Pyrogram (35058 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam: A comic, but some people may choose otherwise. But this is clearly promoting Fan-Fic things and that alone is a big deal. And next time don't second guess when you ask a question, number one way for me to stop talking to you full stop.

#33 Posted by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: I don't even know why we started. I said it was my opinion. You clearly have a different opinion. Telling me it isn't a good way to start a friendly conversation.

#34 Posted by Pyrogram (35058 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam: You second guessed what I said, why?

#35 Posted by Pyrogram (35058 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam: You know what never-mind just leave it.

#36 Edited by Jnr6Lil (7686 posts) - - Show Bio

Good idea but fan-fics aren't really popular. What is appealing to one person and a few followers on the internet doesn't make it appealing to the big screen.

Doubt comics fan-fics will be big.

#37 Edited by Mercy_ (92457 posts) - - Show Bio

I caution against signing onto this.

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#38 Edited by Jnr6Lil (7686 posts) - - Show Bio
#39 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32646 posts) - - Show Bio
#40 Posted by Mercy_ (92457 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: This is part of the terms and agreements to Kindle Worlds

When you submit your story in a World, you are granting Amazon Publishing an exclusive license to the story and all the original elements you include in that story. This means that your story and all the new elements must stay within the applicable World. We will allow Kindle Worlds authors to build on each other’s ideas and elements. We will also give the World Licensor a license to use your new elements and incorporate them into other works without further compensation to you.

And it rubs me entirely the wrong way. Publishing on there, you are signing over any and all creative control over your work. And not just the elements that they own (previously established characters), but the concept and any original characters that you bring into it.

It feels like a really cheap way to rip people off to me. As a writer, I would NEVER sign away my work like that.

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#41 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32646 posts) - - Show Bio

@mercy_: But isn't that what any comic writers contract is like? If you created an original character while writing for Marvel that character then becomes Marvel property.

#42 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7686 posts) - - Show Bio

@mercy_ said:

@jonny_anonymous: This is part of the terms and agreements to Kindle Worlds

When you submit your story in a World, you are granting Amazon Publishing an exclusive license to the story and all the original elements you include in that story. This means that your story and all the new elements must stay within the applicable World. We will allow Kindle Worlds authors to build on each other’s ideas and elements. We will also give the World Licensor a license to use your new elements and incorporate them into other works without further compensation to you.

And it rubs me entirely the wrong way. Publishing on there, you are signing over any and all creative control over your work. And not just the elements that they own (previously established characters), but the concept and any original characters that you bring into it.

It feels like a really cheap way to rip people off to me. As a writer, I would NEVER sign away my work like that.

This. Most of the fan-fics on this site are darker than your usual comic show.

#43 Posted by Ravager4 (1627 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

@mercy_: But isn't that what any comic writers contract is like? If you created an original character while writing for Marvel that character then becomes Marvel property.

Only for DC and Marvel. Anyone writing for a creator-owned company, such as Image, keeps all rights to their property. Hence "creator-owned".

#44 Posted by 4donkeyjohnson (1622 posts) - - Show Bio

@ravager4 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@mercy_: But isn't that what any comic writers contract is like? If you created an original character while writing for Marvel that character then becomes Marvel property.

Only for DC and Marvel. Anyone writing for a creator-owned company, such as Image, keeps all rights to their property. Hence "creator-owned".

#45 Posted by ekrolo (431 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope they expand this to DC characters in the near future.