Paying writers for their fanfiction sounds good on paper, but check out the fine print.
Amazon did a thing. Like the article says:
“Fandom has always been a fundamentally anti-capitalistic endeavor… it’s the only place I know of where writing is a uniquely playful act. It’s about fans taking mainstream culture and redefining it and owning it in a creative but not monetary way. It’s inherently subversive. The idea that a huge corporation will be selling fanfiction and that the original creators would benefit monetarily from that is extremely disturbing to me.”
They are apparently unfamiliar with when fandom has a shit-fit when people just ask for donations. AND A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR FANLIB, WHICH PEOPLE LIKED LESS THAN YAHOO BUYING TUMBLR.
HOLY SHIT this sounds like a spectacularly bad idea.