Fan fiction can pay

Did you know that fan fiction can pay? I read “Amazon’s new Kindle Worlds gives authors a way to sell fan fiction without legal hassles” and learned that dedicated (and talented) fans can now make a profit from writing fiction based on their favorite shows.  I used to read fan fiction but I’ve never written it myself. Some of the stuff I used to read was good enough to sell.

I wonder what shows (or rather, which fans) will lead in the effort?


Sell classic ebooks with customized covers

It turns out that you can now sell your own copies of classic books with your custom-designed covers. PaidContent reports that a new initiative from from DailyLit/Plympton, the Harvard Book Store and the Creative Action Network will let people create their own covers for public-domain books which can then be sold in print and digital. The initiative is called Recovering Classics.


Write for Library Communications Journal — due January 28

An invitation:

Library Communications Journal, the official online journal of the Association of Library Communications and Outreach Professionals (ALCOP), is seeking articles for its Winter 2013 issue.

The articles in the journal take a practical approach to library communications and outreach and are written by members of the library communications profession. Topics include strategies for reaching out to underserved populations, fundraising ideas, program development and promotion, crisis management, event planning, staff relations, generating better media coverage, the use of social media and technology to tell your story, and many other issues facing today’s practitioner.

The deadline to submit an article is Monday, January 28, 2013. Authors should send the manuscript in Word format along with a brief bio of the author(s) as well as a headshot of the author(s).

Please send your article and address all questions to Denise Shorey, Managing Editor of LCJ, at .

A good opportunity for Library PR professionals.

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