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Is Fanfiction Influencing The Publishing World For Better or Worse?

Is Fanfiction Influencing The Publishing World For Better or Worse?

Posted by Victoria McNallyPosted on Tue, 03 Mar 2015in BookWorks

A few weeks ago we talked about how the bestselling romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey had a lot of far reaching influence through the publishing world, Hollywood, and even among self-published romance authors. But E.L. James' series is also notable for its origin as fanfiction—meaning that it was originally inspired by an already-existing work, specifically Stephanie Meyer's Twilight. People who criticize fanfiction for being derivative often forget our culture's long history with borrowing themes and even characters from other works. William Shakespeare often cribbed the plots of his most celebrated plays from folk tales, and people love writing new material from stories that...