Jan. 1st, 2017

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In a CBC piece about WattPad, Ron Charles wrote After — a fan fiction inspired by the British band One Direction — became so popular so fast that publishing house Simon & Schuster acquired the rights, asking Todd to produce a three-volume version that has gone on to become a New York Times bestseller.

[profile] starwatcher307 alerted me to a fanfic reference in xkcd.

For Forbes, Dani Di Placido wrote Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was a well-received stage play, but the story itself reads like something found in the depths of an obscure fan fiction forum.

Forbes contributor Scott Mendelson wrote The new Star Wars movies will eventually have to wean their way off of giving the adult fans fan-fiction-y moments amid an otherwise new motion picture. Sure, Rogue One's climactic "fanfic" moment is a huge rush and a thrill, but the new films will eventually have to live and die on their own two feet.

For The Telegraph, Ross Jones wrote that various Chinese Sherlock fanworks may seem like fairly standard fan-fiction fare – until you remember that in China, writing what the authorities consider filth is a crime punishable with a lengthy jail term.

For Portland Press Herald, Elizabeth Powers wrote [My four-year-old and I] read my old favorites (such as “The Snowy Day”), silly stories (such as “Pete the Cat”), stories I find incredibly boring (like the Disney fanfiction volumes that detail the happenstance goings-on of trademarked princesses) and books on topics my daughter asks about (dinosaurs, hot air balloons).

This Boston Globe piece has a fanfic ref, but I seemed to have hit my monthly limit, and my Sunday-only subscription doesn’t seem to give me access.

From Chatham This Week’s Louis Pin: The newest Harry Potter book came out, and while it more-or-less amounts to creative fan fiction, it's a step up from the last best-selling fan fiction based on a young adult series.

Finally, in 'In 2017, publishing really needs a blockbuster' for LA Times, Carolyn Kellogg wrote although “Fifty Shades of Grey” was, at its very first imaginings, “Twilight” fan fiction, E.L. James’ erotic novel, which was 2012’s bestselling book overall, became something entirely new that launched its own fleet of hot-and-heavy followers.

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