Lots of articles/opinions on Kindle worlds out there. Not that much on actual numbers and facts that I can find. What I want to know is, if I produce some great content, how will my book be promoted and how much benefit will I receive?
One assumed benefit to using Kindle Worlds would be in getting a boost early on and getting a few fans by piggybacking on another author's franchise.
Problem 1: I have no idea how Amazon promotes Kindle worlds. If you don't go looking for it specifically, it doesn't seem to be pushed. So if I write a Silo Saga book, it doesn't show up when readers of the original series log in to Amazon and search for Silo stuff, etc.
How many people know about Kindle Worlds? I subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, an all you can eat book club that includes quite a few titles. I would probably give any of the books from Worlds a shot if I read the original book and was hungry for more. But books from Worlds aren't included in KU.
Problem 2: No idea about the success rate of Kindle World's stories. I can guess based on the limited number of reviews for many of these stories, and from what I see there, it is making me reconsider.
I'm still interested in working on a branch-off novel for one of my favorite books through Worlds. It would be a shortcut to getting a story done because the author has already created the main world, as well as the rules of the story for me. Just a little hesitant b/c it doesn't look like Amazon is pushing Worlds very hard.