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Indie romance novelist Sylvain Reynard has inked a “substantial seven-figure deal” with Penguin Group’s Berkley imprint for Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture.
The book began as Twilight fan fiction, telling the story of “a sinful exploration of sex, love, and redemption” between a Dante scholar and his graduate student. Reynard had published with Omnific Publishing, a publisher “nurturing talented amateur writers into professional published authors.”
I’ll just be over here slamming my head with a cabinet door. Don’t mind me, guys.
This kind of bullshit has got to stop. I love fan fiction. An even the crappy ones have a right to exist…for free. This kind of thing has got to stop or the future of fan fiction might change or even be forced way underground as copy right holders get pissed and wary of crap like this happening.
This just makes me sad and angry cause I have been reading and hunting down good fan fic within fandom for almost 20 years. I need my weekly fix. :(
Meh. As someone converting an Avengers fanfiction into an original fiction, I wish her all the best! This has happened before, there were a few Harry Potter fanfics that were converted — one became a best selling series (I think?)
I would love it if fanfic was my gateway to a third career as an author. (But understand it will probably ever only be a side job).
I’ve seen fanfiction-converted-to-original-fiction done well. The problem with 50 Shades of Grey is that it’s based on Twilight, which SUCKS. For someone to make a good story that is based on Twilight fan fiction, they’d have to fundamentally change the personalities and motivations of the stupid, stupid characters in that book series.
Books in general written by people who 1. cannot write, and 2. write stories where the content has themes that are damaging to naive readers.
Twilight is one of them. I’m sure someone could write twilight well but it just hasn’t been done. This infuriates me how misleading these books are. These aren’t healthy relationships. I don’t know the synopsis of gabe’s inferno but the other two are good examples of abusive relationships shown in a positive light.
There should be a book called Gaben’s Inferno.
Make that into a book.
why is this happening
All the girls I close with at work read the books when it’s slow.
And often I hear them going AAUUH NO! NOO! DONT! and when I ask what happened, they explain that the heroine was told by the billionaire dude that the dude had to do something dangerous or something.
They so emotionally invested in the characters.