Many pieces of fan fiction have long been unpaid works of love but Amazon aims to change that completely with 'Kindle Worlds.' The new publishing platform was built to monetize the fan-based derivative literature. Since fan fiction is composed of stories that are derived from established pieces of work, writers have had a hard time receiving compensation for their work. With Kindle Worlds, fan fiction writers will finally be able to receive royalties for their stories.
In order to appease current copyright laws, Amazon has partnered with right holders to sell fan fiction legally. Alloy Entertainment, the owner of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries, has agreed to partner with Amazon. Only fan fiction works derived from these series will be available on Kindle Worlds.