Amazon monetizes fanfic

amazon-logoThe company’s today announced Kindle Worlds, a new publishing platform that promises to pay writers royalties for stories inspired by established works. Naturally, the original rights holder needs to be a willing participant as well, and they’ll also be paid a royalty for all fan fiction stories sold.

My question is: does this give Amazon or the rights holders any sort of control over the content of the fanfic published in this manner? (Authors of Kirk/Spock slash fic, I’m lookin’ at you.)

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