Now, I don't mean profesional authors who will always say they're fans - I'm sure some of them really are big fans! - but I'm talking about those talented fan-fic authors out there. There's a company called Fandemonium, they publish Stargate SG1 novels in the UK and the US. The SG1 line is compomised of mostly fan-fic authors turned profesional, and the reason they turned professional is because Fandy gave them the chance.
Apart from 1 novel, which was written by an already professional author, all the Fandemonium SG1 novels have been astounding! The writers themselves are very talented and their extensive knowledge of the franchise helped make the novel that bit more enjoyable.
My question is, if DH Press gave the fan-fic authors out there the chance, would you be interested in reading them? Of course, we're not gonna end up with those terrible authors, but those talented ones who have proven themselves. I'd imagine AlienSlof could write some astounding Aliens novels and Anise at that.