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How To Make Money Writing Fanfiction

Updated on February 27, 2015

Introducing Kindle Worlds

What is Fanfiction?

Fanfiction is actually pretty simple.

Imagine writing a fiction book that becomes a best seller or creating a tv show that gets very high ratings. From that book or tv show you gain many fans who love your work. In fact they love it so much that some of those fans write their own version of your book or tv show intact with your characters, setting or plot. This is fanfiction. A fan's version of a book, tv show, or other content.

See what Kindle Worlds is All About

What is Kindle Worlds?

Kindle Worlds is the first ever platform created by Amazon that allows writers to earn money by publishing fanfiction. Kindle worlds doesn't restrict it's users to basing their fanfiction strictly from books. You could write fanfics based off of movies, games, comics, and even music.

Does Kindle Worlds Have Limitations?

With all things good come the bad. Yes, Amazon's Kindle Worlds does have its limitations as to which books you can write about. Kindle Worlds has gotten hold of multiple licenses that allows writers to base their fanfiction stories on some very well known content.

Some of the licenses were obtain from companies like Alloy Entertainment, and Warner Bros to bring popular shows like The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Veronica Mars, and more onto Kindle world's Fanfiction writing platform. Others include comics like shadowman, and books such as the Kathleen Turner, and Dare to Love series.

How Do I sign up?

Signing up for Amazon's Kindle Worlds is a breeze as all you need to do is log in with your regular amazon account. If you don't already have an Amazon account or want to create a separate account you can use Amazon's main site to sign up.

How Much Will I Get Paid?

The amount you get paid actually depends on you, and how many readers you manage to pull in. Kindle Worlds pays in royalties so you will only receive 35% of your total sales per month (welcome to the life of an author--this is the actual cut that most authors get from traditional publishing).

This is the standard royalty rate, and only applies to books with at least 10,000 words, and up. If your word count is less then you'll only get up to 20% of your total sales per month. Your royalties are released every 60 days. For example, if your earnings for the month of May is $1,000 you will be paid that amount by the end of June.

Can I Post My Work Elsewhere?

No, with Kindle Worlds you cannot publish any content that you choose to sell there anywhere else. When you publish a story on Kindle Worlds you are giving Amazon exclusiveness to your work. You are allowed to promote your work elsewhere, and give a small excerpt (up to 20% of your overall book).


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      Agathe L 5 months ago

      Thank you for this information! I was wondering if I could publish a book online and still get paid. This helps me a lot!

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      selimen salim 2 years ago

      Thank you for this informative article

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      Kernia Belizaire 2 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for your feedback. An explanation of fanfiction has been left above.

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      Don A. Hoglund 2 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Actually, I don't even know what fan fiction is, but I'll look into it.

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      Kernia Belizaire 2 years ago from New Jersey

      You're welcome, and thank you! I wish you well on your journey also.

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      Rahul Sharma 2 years ago from NJ, USA

      Thank you for this informative article. Nice timing too. Good luck on your hubpage journey! :)