Valiant Comics: Now on Amazon Kindle Worlds

     As I've said in many blog posts previously, I love the new Valiant comics universe.  This morning it was released that they have now licensed their current characters to be used with Amazon's Kindle Worlds.  So any characters Valiant used to have such as Magnus the Robot Fighter, Solar, or Turok would be unauthorized and make the works ineligible. 
     Due to this recent Valiant announcement, I may reconsider my stance on Amazon's fan fiction portal.  Honestly, it could be a nice jumping into comics point, but it would be a long shot at best. 

     Any writer can soon publish fan fiction inspired by Valiant comic book heroes Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger and Shadowman.
     Writers can also create new stories based on Howey’s Silo Saga, Eisler’s John Rain novels, Crouch’s Wayward Pines Series, and the Foreworld Saga by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo and more

     While it is a great start, I wonder how many awful stories we'll have to wade through to find the real gems.  This could be a hell of an opportunity that I may actually take. 
     And there would be a small amount of pay.  Not much, mind you, but something- the standard author royalty rate of 35% of net revenue for over 10k words.  There is a new "experimental program" for shorter works (between 5k and 10k words) that would get 20% of net, although they'd also be priced under $1. 
     While it isn't much it is tempting...

1 comment:

  1. You totally should. I'm definitely going to write a few, already have one in the works!