“The Time Manipulator’s Son” Author Discusses Her Journey with Lizzy the Writer

Miami-based writer Lizzy Grace has extended a little room on her blog for SOOP author Rohini Singh and her forthcoming science-fiction novel, The Time Manipulator's Son. Head over to Lizzy's site and read Singh's brief recollection of her introduction to creative writing and the adventures that followed. Then, hop over to Rohini's website to … [Read more...]

United Nations Unlocks Nazi War Crime Archive, Re-Igniting Revelations First Published in “Genocide Revealed”

After being kept from the public eye for more than seven decades, a newly released UN archive shines a bright, international light on long-hidden Holocaust atrocities. Some of those atrocities—namely those perpetrated by Hungarian autocrat Miklos Horthy—were first revealed in detail in Aleksandar Veljic’s 2012 explosive historical account, Genocide … [Read more...]

Interview with New York’s Famous “Book Man” Launches SOOP’s YouTube Channel

While en route to the mid-July launch for Life at 12 College Road, SOOP Founder Wade Fransson crossed paths with Andrew Johnson, the famous “Book Man” of Queensbridge. “Book Man”—who has a political science degree and a long history in the book business—has been selling books on the same street corner in this rough-and-tumble neighborhood for more … [Read more...]

The SOOP Top 10: March 15, 2014

The I Heart SOOP Authors Contest may have ended a month ago, but the drive to 1,000 votes -- and publication -- continues for all of the authors giving our unique selection model a spin.  Below is the current SOOP Top 10... our most popular as-yet-unpublished titles, sorted by vote count as of March 15, 2014:  Hearts on Fire (Heartwarming … [Read more...]

About Those Best Sellers You Worked On

James Monroe, a book designer living out in the Minnesota wilderness, has worked on more than 300 books. Several have been on the New York Times Best Sellers list. In this interview with James, Lana Walker, our new Book Consultant, pokes around to find out the secrets to creating an award-winning book. Lana: You’ve designed an impressive number of … [Read more...]

Announcing the “I Heart SOOP Authors Contest” Winners

The results are in! We've wrapped up our vote validation process, which means we're ready to share our official I Heart SOOP Authors Contest winners with the world:  Hearts on Fire (Heartwarming Birthday Messages) by Vivek Kumar - 484 votes The Time Manipulator's Son by Rohini Singh - 429 votes Passing Through by Wendy Karasin - 227 … [Read more...]

Author Shines Light on The Hardness of the Heart

With the release of The Hardness of the Heart (HoH) just days away (on Valentine's Day), we reached out to author Wade Fransson for some insights into the book, the writing process behind it, and the waves it's already making on shores domestic and foreign. A summary of our conversation follows. Q: What conflicts lie at the heart of … [Read more...]

I Heart SOOP Contest Leaderboard (as of Jan 30, 2014)

One day. That's all that remains in our I Heart SOOP Authors Contest! It's been wonderful to watch the contestants battle for position over the last several weeks, and to see a few book ideas really separate themselves and rise to the top of the leaderboard.  All of the movement this week happened in the Top 5. Most notably, Hearts on Fire … [Read more...]

Echoes of “Genocide Revealed” Heard in Hungary’s UN Apology

Last Thursday, Csaba Körösi, the Hungarian ambassador to the UN, made headlines by making apologies on behalf of his country. His remarks addressed his country's involvement in the Holocaust, as well as the accusations that Hungary's government has recently sought to de-emphasize that involvement. From the Jerusalem Times: Ambassador Casba (sic) … [Read more...]

The Hardness of the Heart Beats Loudly Ahead of Publication

In three weeks — on Valentine’s Day — Wade Fransson’s The Hardness of the Heart will make its much-anticipated debut on a virtual bookshelf near you. But both the book and its author are already making headlines on multiple continents. The Hardness of the Heart (HoH) is the sequel to The People of the Sign, Wade’s captivating account of his … [Read more...]

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