AO3’s means of organizing its content has rightfully given the website a lot of attention. So what can the publishing industry stand to learn from AO3’s tagging infrastructure?
Everyone may want to publish a book, but only a few aspiring authors will actually get there. Publication can often depend on luck and the right publisher finding the right story at the right time. It is notoriously a grueling process to go from a rough draft to a finished and, perhaps more importantly, published product. This can be a lot for any author to go through, and it might also be the reason for Wattpad’s success.
There are so many things I want to talk about, and they all revolve around the question of ownership of stories and the idea of author/reader interaction. When a story has entered popular culture, how much right does the author have to do exactly what they want with the characters they created, and how much […]