I Heart SOOP Contest Leaderboard (as of Jan 11, 2014)

Another active week is in the books (pun possibly intended) in the ongoing I Heart SOOP Authors Contest! The top of the leaderboard remains unchanged from last week, but vote volume was high overall, and there were a couple of big moves from a little further down in the standings. The biggest movers this week: The Time Manipulator's Son (+44), … [Read more...]

I Heart SOOP Contest Leaderboard (as of Jan 2, 2014)

A week after closing to new entires, the I Heart SOOP Authors Contest continues full speed ahead. This week saw some places change hands on the leaderboard, with a few contestants making big moves toward higher vote counts. The biggest movers this week: Hearts on Fire (+113),  Sixteen (+15), A Texan Down Under (+13), Passing Through (+8), Father of … [Read more...]

And They’re Off…

We're excited to announce that the book ideas listed below were received prior to the submission deadline for the first annual I Heart SOOP Authors Contest.  We've sorted them by the votes received as of midnight, Hawaii time, Dec. 25th.  Voting is open through midnight, January 31, 2014, and the three winners will be announced on February 14th, … [Read more...]

SOOP Gets a Nice Shout-Out as Book Contest Heats Up

These are exciting times at SOOP. Our I Heart SOOP Authors Contest is growing more dramatic by the day (and vote), our most recently published book is making waves, and what we’re building here is starting to get noticed by the industry. So, lots of ground to cover. I’ll start by giving an update on the Contest. We now have more than ten book … [Read more...]

“Life at College Road” Debuts in Amazon’s Top 10K

Even prior to it's official November 15th release date on Amazon.com, Eric Mondschein's new book, Life at 12 College Road, is a surprise success. Pre-order sales through the publisher were strong, and we knew we had a hit when the Galley version drew attention from authors and Emmy Award-winning former CBS Network news correspondent and bureau … [Read more...]

SOOP Announces Author-Driven Book Publishing Contest

We're just getting started, and we're already shaking things up.   SOOP is proud to announce its first annual "I Heart SOOP Authors" Contest to select three new authors for publication in 2014. Here's how the contest will work: Publish your book idea at SOOPLLC.com between Halloween and Thanksgiving, and become automatically eligible to … [Read more...]

Author-Driven Book Publishing

American statesman Colin Powell described leadership as "the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible." SOOP seeks to embody this type of leadership in the publishing industry. This is a bold statement for a small startup, but hear me out.This article in the Washington Post is typical of the discussion about the … [Read more...]

Congratulations, Eric Mondschein!

Eric Mondschein is slated to become the next published author within the SOOP Family. Eric's book, Life at 12 College Road, is now available for pre-order right here, as we put the finishing touches on it before its pre-Thanksgiving release. The book, with its warm and relentlessly entertaining tales of Eric's childhood home life, seems custom-made … [Read more...]

“Genocide Revealed” Author Aleksandar Veljic Addresses Serbian National Assembly

Genocide Revealed author Aleksandar Veljic addresses the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia:   … [Read more...]

Eric Mondschein

Dr. Eric S. Mondschein is an education consultant and writer, and the author of Life at 12 College Road. He has a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the American University, a Master’s degree in delinquency prevention, and a doctorate in law and education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Eric has taught law and education at … [Read more...]

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