It’s all a part of an expansion of Amazon’s Kindle Worlds service, which will offer fan fiction authors a chance to get paid a royalty for their work. Amazon announced today that it has obtained licenses for a number of comic books from Valiant Entertainment, as well as Barry Eisler’s John Rain novels, Hugh Howey’s Silo Saga, Blake Crouch’s Wayward Pines series, and the Foreworld Saga.
Those licenses will join Gossip Girls, The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars as worlds available for authors to jump into when the service launches.
The one thing all of the new licenses have in common are individual restrictions on what can be done within each world, something that the first three licenses didn’t have. That would seem to imply that being able to place additional restrictions on work was a key to obtaining these new licenses.
It’s not possible to submit work to Kindle Worlds just yet, but if you want to get a head start on a work or two, the restrictions on each license are available from Amazon.
Amazon said that more licenses for Kindle Worlds should be coming in the future. Is there a franchise that would get you to become a Kindle Worlds author?
Previously on GeekWire: Amazon to pay royalties for fan fiction in new ‘Kindle Worlds’ program
Blair Hanley Frank is a technology journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has also worked for Macworld, PCWorld and TechHive. He can be found on Twitter @belril.