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Libraries, Fanfiction, and You: Unexpected Partners

Last week, I wrote about fanfiction’s increasing appearance in magazine articles and books, and this week’s no different: this time it’s about a 2016 article from American Libraries magazine, the official magazine of the American Libraries Association (ALA), along with subsequent articles on the same topic: fanfiction… and libraries. This isn’t like a peanut butter-and-jelly (or …

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Fanfiction Articles and Books: The View from the Outside

Every so often, some major newspaper or magazine does a think piece on fanfiction. One day it’s Forbes, the next it’s The New Yorker. The supposed-author of the infamously-bad Harry Potter fic My Immortal coming out of the woodwork made headlines in The Guardian (quick summary: the author who claimed she is “Tara” isn’t the real …

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Fanfic Readers Hate It When You Do This

Ever looked at statistics for your fanfic and wondered: “Why don’t my hits match up with my reviews?” Why do people click on your fanfic and then… nothing? One possible reason is that something about just didn’t hook them. If you lose a reader early on, it’s unlikely they’re going to want to see if the fanfic gets better. Likewise, …

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