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Lego Builds Awesome Life-Size Star Wars X-Wing Fighter, Its Largest Model Ever
Amazon To Sell Fan Fiction Ebooks
George RR Martin hates fan fiction, Anne Rice has banned it, Ursula K Le Guin calls it “an invasion”. But a host of authors have signed up to a new programme from Amazon, which encourages any fan who fancies it to write fiction inspired by their worlds, and sell it to readers through the Kindle store.
Amazon announced yesterday that it had secured licences for the bestselling Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar, for Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars and for LJ Smith’s Vampire Diaries from Alloy Entertainment. The licences will allow fans to publish authorised stories set in the different fictional universes as ebooks for the Kindle, with royalties paid to both the original author and the fan fictioneer.
Amazon said the “Kindle Worlds” project was good for writers because it is “an entirely new way to monetise their valuable franchises [and] it allows them to extend their worlds with new stories and characters and more deeply engage with existing fans”.
“Seeing Pretty Little Liars fans adapt and create their own stories is both exciting and flattering and I think what Amazon Publishing is offering through Kindle Worlds is a great way to reward their ingenuity,” said Shepard.
A collection of established authors has already begun dabbling in the world of fan fiction via Amazon. “There’s probably not an author/fangirl alive who hasn’t fantasised about being able to write about her favourite show. The fact that you can earn royalties doing so makes it even better,” said romance author Trish Milburn, who has been writing in The Vampire Diaries universe.
Amazon said it planned to announce more fan fiction licences soon. Martin, who has said that “no one gets to abuse the people of Westeros but me”, and Le Guin, who describes fan fiction as akin to “strangers coming in and taking over the country I live in, my heartland”, are unlikely to be on Amazon’s forthcoming list.
Nor is Rice, who has made her feelings on fan fiction clear in the past, writing on her website: “I do not allow fan fiction. The characters are copyrighted. It upsets me terribly to even think about fan fiction with my characters. I advise my readers to write your own original stories with your own characters. It is absolutely essential that you respect my wishes.”
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Article source: http://www.psfk.com/2013/05/amazon-fan-fiction-ebooks.html
Kmart Now Offers ‘Big Gas Savings’
It seems Kmart plans to embark upon campaign filled with alliteration and word play. Having recently shipped it’s pants, Kmart is now offering Big Gas Savings. Will this latest outing from Draftfcb top the original’s 17 million YouTube views? Does a 4th grader love to tell fart jokes?
This Honey Dispenser Is One Honey Of A Gadget
Belgo Seeds Offices
If we at TCH were to establish a new office, this is what it could look like. A clean, minimalist space, with a touch of history and elegance.
The 150 square-foot (13.9 square meter) office is located in Kortrijk, Belgium, in a historically important, restored textile weaving factory from the early part of 1900.
Vincent Van Duysen Architects handled not only the restoration of the space but also the interior design, and the design of much of the furniture.
The office consists of a large main space and smaller offices for the four staff members. Most interesting about this elegant project is the fact that the office is not for a design studio or architectural firm, but for Belgo-Seeds, a business involved in global importing and exporting of agricultural products, especially seeds. A shelving unit with beautifully lit glass containers of seeds is the only direct reference to this.
The brick ceiling and cast-iron columns are restored nods to the industrial past of the building, while the dark timber wall paneling, light oak floors and soft hues of fabrics and furnishings add a comfortable feel.
Most of the furniture was custom-designed by Vincent Van Duysen including the desks, all storage units and the pendant lighting. The office chair used in this project is the brown leather version Van Duysen’s design for Bulo. The coffee table is a custom version of Van Duysen’s Surface for BB Italia:.
We love the lack of visual noise; the spaciousness, openness and sophistication achieved with the intelligent use of glass, screens and lighting. - Tuija Seipell