another little thing

OMG it’s fanfiction gone legit! Fanlib takes my embarrassing little secret and puts it right out there on the web, complete with a fancy interface and corporate backing. I’m not sure how I feel about it, either. It was kind of fun belonging to this underground literary cult and now it’s all Yahoo’d and outted. I’ll miss the secret handshake.

This from Mashable:
“FanLib announces today their co-promotional partners including HarperCollins, Penguin Books, Showtime Networks, Simon & Schuster and Starz Entertainment. FanLib has also received a reported $3 million in funding from prominent names in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, including Jon Landau, Jon Moonves, and FanLib Chairman Anil Singh, former Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Yahoo!”

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2 Responses to “another little thing”

  1. Mary Says:

    My daughter Annie was talking about fanlib.com the other week, and when I mentioned your blog article, she emailed me a link to another article on the subject on the blog of Henry Jenkins:
    Transforming Fan Culture into User-Generated Content: The Case of FanLib –
    http://www.henryjenkins.org/2007/05/transforming_fan_culture_into.html

  2. Ellen Says:

    Thank you Annie! That was a long article but very insightful. I think I liked the comments the best. A lot of people said what I wanted to say, but a lot better. Which is expected from fanfic writers – they always do that!


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