Re: Amazon and legal fan-fiction
1) Paying for it doesn't mean it isn't going to be shit
Did I say it would?
But it will decrease the likelihood of it being shit.
2) And Amazon isn't gong to check for anything other than the most basic forms of compliance with formatting and the no slash rules.
Unless you work in that department of Amazon then you have no idea what they will or won't do, since this is a new venture.
As for Trek getting into the party: If CBS thinks they can make free money on it, they'll likely do it.
It's how Kindle works, it's in their guidelines
Kindle Normal Rules
Poor Customer Experience: We don't accept books that provide a poor customer experience. Examples include poorly formatted books and books with misleading titles, cover art, or product descriptions. We reserve the right to determine whether content provides a poor customer experience.
We don't accept pornography or offensive depictions of graphic sexual acts.
What we deem offensive is probably about what you would expect.
Illegal and Infringing Content
We take violations of laws and proprietary rights very seriously. It is your responsibility to ensure that your content doesn't violate laws or copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other rights. Just because content is freely available does not mean you are free to copy and sell it.
Public Domain and Other Non-Exclusive Content
Some types of content, such as public domain content, may be free to use by anyone, or may be licensed for use by more than one party. We will not accept content that is freely available on the web unless you are the copyright owner of that content. For example, if you received your book content from a source that allows you and others to re-distribute it, and the content is freely available on the web, we will not accept it for sale on the Kindle store. We do accept public domain content, however we may choose to not sell a public domain book if its content is undifferentiated or barely differentiated from one or more other books.
Poor Customer Experience
We don't accept books that provide a poor customer experience. Examples include poorly formatted books and books with misleading titles, cover art or product descriptions. We reserve the right to determine whether content provides a poor customer experience.
The way Kindle works is if people don't complain, they don't care.
As for quality:
We do not allow content that disappoints our customers, including but not limited to:
• Content that is either marketed as a subscription or redirects readers to an external source to obtain the full content
• Content that is freely available on the web (unless you are the copyright owner of that content or the content is in the public domain). For more information, you can refer to the sections titled “Illegal and Infringing Content” and “Public Domain and Other Non-Exclusive Content” in the Content Guidelines.
• Content whose primary purpose is to solicit or advertise
• Content that is a non-differentiated version of another book available in the Kindle Store
• Content that is too short
• Content that is poorly translated
• Content that does not provide an enjoyable reading experience
Kindle (Amazon) does not edit or proofread; that's all out of your own pocket. Unless they get a high number of complaints, they don't really care. They're a platform not a publisher.
- SeerSGB -
Last edited by SeerSGB; June 1 2013 at 08:18 PM.