Just finished reading Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World
by Anne Jamison. It's a collection of essays by many people made semi-famous by fanfic and TV and full of intriguing information, some of which I knew and a lot I didn't. Way back in the 70s, when "Star Trek" fanfic came in fanzines, one of the most popular series was Kraith,
created by Jacqueline Lichtenberg; it was among the first fanfics I read - an alternate ST universe where Kirk was adopted into Spock's family as they fought against a movement that would shatter the Federation. The author contributed an essay for the book which expanded what I knew about ST fandom in those days. Of course BtVS fanfic is talked about a great deal with one of the early writers, Nautibitz (not sure if I ever read her fics) contributing her tale of writing fanfic which no longer came in fanzines but online. To top it off there's a chapter by Amber Benson about her work and Tara. All in all an interesting book as the gap between fanfic and pro published books is weakening with works like Fifty Shades of Grey
making the leap from fanfic to professionally published book.