God, this news is so old, but it bears mentioning: Amazon has the rights for Kurt Vonnegut Fan Fiction. People would write fan fiction based on the… the Vonnegut-verse, I guess? And then they would submit it and get a royalty. This whole thing gives me squint face, as modeled by Philip here.
Who on earth does this? Is there a contingent of secret fans I am unaware of that write Vonnegut fan fiction? Is it an inclusion of famous characters or are they mimicking the style? How many people can actually name a Vonnegut character that is not Kilgore Trout (or Billy Pilgrim, I guess). I mean, I can. I’ve read almost everything published by Vonnegut and I balk heavily at this whole idea.
Electrons have been processed far more mightily than by me over the whole Kindle Worlds concept. I don’t really care about THAT – but to write Vonnegut fan fiction? I just can’t believe it exists. How would it even work? “Dwayne Hoover woke up and decided to buy a Burger Chef that day. The bird said “poo-tee-weet.” That’s garbage!
Life is confusing and so are corporations.