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Kindle Worlds was a publisher service of the online retailer Amazon, devoted to providing a commercial venue for fan fiction creations of specific licensed media properties. It was established on May 22, 2013 as part of Amazon Publishing.[1] In August 2018, Amazon shut down the Kindle Worlds website.[2]

The purpose of this service was to publish fan fiction stories of certain licensed media properties to be sold in the Kindle Store with terms including 35% of net sales for works of 10,000 words or more and 20% for short fiction ranging from 5000 to 10,000 words.[1]

Stories hosted on the service were required to abide by some restrictions, including a ban on pornographic or offensive content and copyright violations. The stories must be correctly formatted and were prohibited from using misleading titles.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Pepitone, Julianne (3 May 2013). "Amazon's "Kindle Worlds" lets fan fiction writers sell their stories". CNN Money. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Amazon to Shut Down Kindle Worlds - The Digital Reader". 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Kindle Worlds for Authors". Kindle Words. Amazon.com. Retrieved 24 May 2013.

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