CFA Breeder Publishes New Book About Siberians
Cat Talk|August 2021
A new breed book, The Siberian Cat, written by long-term CFA breeder Alice Wright, was released via Amazon, in paperback and Kindle formats on May 26, 2021. The book is a comprehensive history of the breed, providing extensive details of how the Siberian cat has traveled and expanded its conquest into hearts and families all over the world.
Nancy Kerr

With this book, Alice is hoping to reach primarily the general public. While she does talk about the Cat Fanciers’ Association, showing, and the breed standards, her goal was to familiarize people with cat fancy terminology and encourage them to learn more about not just this breed, but also cats in general. She has what considers to be a strong nutrition chapter and the chapter on kitten purchases could apply to anyone looking for a pedigreed cat. She has already had one breeder tell her she is going to be sending these books home with her kitten folks! So that is exciting and exactly the market she is aiming for, the educated consumer.

How the Book Came About

Most pet breed books are written using a mass publisher and a staff writer. According to Alice, “these folks have zero knowledge of the subject in general, aren't breeders, aren't exhibitors, aren't in the veterinary field (as a rule) and at worst, have an AR agenda.”

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