Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?
Mhm...it really depends...I used to write fanfic, as well (let's NOT talk about what KIND of fanfic!) and I think it's totally okay because I mean it MIGHT be good enough to entertain desperate people like me who can't let go of stories that have been finished by the original author LONG ago...
and also it MIGHT also bring some people to become authors so that we get a lot of new authors (preferably YA) or we're going to get new readers so that we can exchange our views on books or it might get us more bloggers for the exact same reason.
Then again I hate it when I buy a book (as in: pay money for an idea and the way the author presents it) and the only thing I get is half of the book (as in: the way the author presents the idea, not the idea itself). Gah - it freaks me out! I hate it! So I hope you get my point...I even like to read fanfic from time to time but I love the actual books I read for their originality :D