Posts tagged "fan fiction"

I Die: One Direction Fan Fiction Sold To Major Publisher For 6 Figures

Where is the future of book publishing? In Harry Styles’ knickers, apparently. Anna Todd, 25, a first time writer who’s married and lives in Central Texas, has sold her insanely popular One Direction fan fiction e-book series, After, to Simon & Schuster Gallery Books for a reported six figures. At least she’s an adult, which makes me…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 3, 2014

Real Talk: On Literary Erotica, Part 1

This edition of Real Talk delves deep into the seduction that is literary erotica. This week I’m joined by two popular writers within the genre, as well as an avid reader/blogger. We talked tropes, stereotypes, and the stigma surrounding erotica.

Delphine Dryden writes award-winning contemporary erotic romance for Carina Press, and mainstream steampunk…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / August 27, 2013

RIP Society: Teen Girl Gets Book Deal For One Direction Fan Fiction

Unfinished novel on your hard drive? Still paying off those loans for your MFA? It’s probably best to skip this post.

A 16-year-old girl named Emily Baker’s has gotten an e-book deal from Penguin for Loving The Band, which she originally penned online. For those readers who are not 14-year-old girls, One Direction i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 7, 2012

Fran Drescher Reads From Erotic “Nanny” Fan Fiction (NSFW)

I can’t be the only one who watched the “The Nanny” growing up and wished my parents would magically morph into a wealthy, single Broadway producer on the Upper East Side who needed to hire a daffy, loud-mouthed woman from Flushing, Queens, to take care of me. She’s got style! She’s got flair! She was

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2012

Only $500 Is Needed To Make James Franco Fan Erotica A Reality!

Are you sexually passionate about James Franco? It’s time to put your money where your mouth is and help make F**KING JAMES FRANCO, a collection of fan erotica, a reality. The book project is currently featured on Kickstarter, a site that allows artists to solicit donations for new projects by posting video proposals, and they…

By: Stefanie Blejec / November 19, 2011

Obsessed Fan Writes, Sells Fan-Fic About Imaginary Affair With Jessica Simpson

My love for Ryan Gosling may occasionally take me to inane places — please see yesterday’s “sockless” slideshow — but at least I’ve never been so obsessed that I’ve written a book about our fictional love affair. The same cannot be said for Marce William Burchell, an obsessed Jessica Simpson fan penned the book above…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 13, 2011

Guess That Fan Fiction, Win Nerd Respect!

My best friend once made the mistake of telling me that she had written “Buffy” fan fiction when she was younger and I mercilessly teased her for years, even though it was that nerdy center that endeared her to me in the first place. Some of you may not be familiar with the steamy underground…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 8, 2009