Did not know how to class this so I figured I'd place it under 'Everything Else'. ^_^ So the climate of fanfiction and how it's viewed is seriously changing; a Twilight fanfic (Fifty Shades) has been on the best-seller list, a Fifty Shades Fanfic has been turned into a book in its own right (Devil's Brand), and Penguin has/is turning a One Direction fanfic into a book in its own right:http://www.sugarscape.com/tags/books/772164/one-direction-fanfiction-gets-publishing-deal-penguin-books
And now this has happened:http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1001197421
Kindle is going to start publishing self-submitted fanfiction professionally (People are going to receive royalties for writing about other auteurs' worlds and characters). Aside from the obvious problem that comes with blurring the line between fandom and canon, what are your thoughts on fanfiction as well as these developments?