One Direction Fan Fiction is Published…

Struggling authors everywhere: you’re doing it wrong!

I’m not sure how disturbed I am by this news, but there is something very bizarre about a book, written by a schoolgirl in her early teens, about having a relationship with a real life boy band member… hitting the shelves of major bookstores.

I know we live in an age where people have no problem publishing books about characters they ripped off from other authors, but a book about the fantasies of a pre-teen? A book involving real people? I don’t know, but I feel very squicky about this!



“A One Direction fanfic got professionally published in Portugal, by a  once-vanity, now royalty-paying publisher. You can find it in the biggest  bookstores (the likes of FNAC, Bertrant, Wook) and it costs a measly €12.00. The  summary reads:

Nina is an 18 year-old-girl who sees her dreams come  true when she gets inside a plane to London. Together with her friends, she will  live an adventure she’ll never forget as she meets her idol, Liam  Payne…

A Google search will let you know that it’s actually a  translation of Before You Leave Me Today, a 1D fanfic  published on Wattpad earlier this year.”


Posted on 18/07/2013, in Books, New Adult, Young Adult Fiction and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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