Hi! I had a question about anthropomorphic animal books. Are these types of books still considered in this current market or are most of these stories passed on by agents and publishers? Is there a difference amongst the various kinds (fully anthropomorphic like Geronimo Stilton versus books with talking animals like Warriors)? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
I do think there’s a market for anthropomorphic animal stories — if really well done. In fact, I’ve met several editors who’ve told me they’d like to find something along these lines, whether Geronimo Stilton or Warriors (which is a huge-selling series, so perhaps that answers the question!).
That said, it’s got to do something fresh and different. It’s no good producing ANOTHER Warriors when we already have one. And so on. So, make it adorably charming, hugely exciting … or whatever. But make it feel fresh and utterly compelling.
I hope this answers your question!