R. Star wrote:
Why would I pay money for a crossover novel when I can get hundreds of fanfictions for free anywhere on the internet? If my tastes were so inclined.
With that logic, why buy any novel? Generally speaking, the quality if a professionally produced piece is going to be much higher.
But we're talking crossovers, my friend. That seems to preclude "professionally produced pieces." But, I could be wrong, if there's enough of an audience for the product to sell, someone will buy.
And hey, some fanfictions can be alarmingly good. I recall a series set in a Terran Empire that never fell that was very interesting for example. Though like many fanfictions, this one fell victim to the author losing interest.
But if we're going down this trend, will we be advocating professionally produced slash fictions next?