Posts tagged The Vampire Diaries
New Additions to Kindle Worlds Program
June 20, 2013 | 2:06 pm
When Amazon announced their Kindle Worlds program, which would allow authors to sell their own fanfiction and media tie-in works from certain properties, I had mixed feelings. The fine print was a little troubling, and I was not particularly interested in any of the properties that had signed on. But I remember how much I used to love writing that sort of thing. If you had told teenage Joanna she could have gotten paid to write "Star Trek" stories (for instance) she would have been thrilled. And if that meant the money came with ownership conditions—just as it did for the...
Amazon Announces Kindle Worlds, a Platform for Fan Fiction
May 22, 2013 | 3:15 pm
Fan fiction is an interesting genre. You start with characters that already exist from movies or television shows and create new stories around them. Admittedly, I read my share of fan fiction. Sometimes a show’s run ends too early, or a video game pulls me in so deeply, that I want to read more about the characters (this happened to me with Mass Effect, for instance). Amazon announced Kindle Worlds today, the first commercial platform for writers to create fan fiction and earn royalties. Amazon says it has secured licenses for Gossip Girls, Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries. According to Amazon, it...
Is this the first-ever TV commercial about e-book lending?
February 19, 2013 | 8:57 pm
Good e-Reader ran an interesting post earlier today about Oklahoma’s Metropolitan Library System, which took the unprecedented step back in December 2012 of advertising its e-book lending services on broadcast television. According to the post, the 60-second spot was developed by the library system's own IT department. It ran for about two weeks on the area's Fox and CW affiliate stations, and for roughly a month on local cable channels. And as the library system's marketing director, Kim Terry, explained, "over 1,700 new customers began using our eMedia site since the commercial started running, which was a 22 percent increase over the previous month.” Perhaps not surprisingly,...