Rockford, IL, April 14, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Eight years ago, children’s author, Max Elliot Anderson, sensed a need in the market for books for boys.
“I noticed a predominance of books for girls or books that had a girl as the main character. My background is in the production of motion pictures for children. Through that experience, I learned that girls would watch a boy’s story, but boys were not interested in girl’s stories. So I used that same template in my writing.”
Mr. Anderson set out to write the kinds of action-adventures and mysteries that he would have liked as a boy. That’s because he grew up hating to read.
“It’s ironic,” he said, “because my father was the author of over seventy books.” Two years ago, he started his blog, Books for Boys, which reached the # 1 spot on Google this week when searching under that subject.
“A search of books for boys yields over thirty million sites,” Anderson said. “It’s encouraging to see that there are enough people interested in books for boys, and that my site would bubble to the top of that mountain.”
Mr. Anderson believes it is just a matter of time until he finds a publisher that agrees that the market is right to release more of his books. “Seven of my books are published, and I have an additional twenty-eight manuscripts completed. Each story has completely different characters, settings, and plots.”
What is the perfect combination he’s looking for? “I believe it will be the right material hitting the right editor, in the right house, at the right time.”
View his Books for Boys blog at http://booksandboys.blogspot.com