SOOP on Saturdays: Special Shout Out for “Stolen” Getting Votes in June

When the stats about the top 10 book ideas getting votes for June came through my Inbox, I thought "It's too bad there's not another blog scheduled until next week."  And then I went through a whole series of mental machinations about whether  to write a one-off blog or just tweet a single congrats or ask the SOOP Team to also tweet about getting … [Read more...]

The Easiest Way to Get Votes: Part Two

So last week we looked at what you need to do in order to create for yourself a good Twitter account. We saw that your avatar needs to look professional, that your bio should be interesting and as non-generic as possible, that your header should reflect your personality or the mood of your book, that the link you choose to include is extremely … [Read more...]

The Easiest Way to Get Votes: Part One

 As a writer hoping to be published with SOOP, you know that you need to get votes, but how do you get them once people like your mother, your spouse (whom you had to bribe), and that crazy uncle that had to be told eight times how to do it have voted? It's actually not as difficult as you would think. You don't have to buy votes or call in a favor … [Read more...]

Make People Hate Your Writing!

No, I'm not drunk. I'm not writing this as a joke. I'm really saying that you should consider making certain people hate your writing. I'm completely serious. So...WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH ME?!?! You can ask the same of Dan Brown, actually. Dan Brown is the author of Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, Inferno, and a few other notable hit … [Read more...]

New book ideas for May 31, 2015 and SOOP Dollar winners

Congratulations to these writers who are just beginning their journey with Something Or Other Publishing by publishing a new book idea. Lao Tzu said: "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." So congrats for taking that first step. We think of the path to publishing as climbing a mountain, and we're here to "sherpa" you to the … [Read more...]

SOOP on Saturdays: Top 20 popular book ideas for May 23, 2015

          How do you like our new look? If you love it, Hurray! If you don't, we know... it's a work in progress. The main thing is the ranking and the vote count. (Below each title is listed its genre and keywords.) Maybe you're itching to get your book idea in this Top 20 popular book ideas list. … [Read more...]

Votes to Fans

As you guys may have seen, RED by Nicole Collet and Sealed by Christian Lee (hmmm...that name sounds familiar...) have both passed the 1000-vote level, which gives us an opportunity to unveil the latter section of our publishing process. In the former, between zero and 1000 votes, the goal is to bring in votes and to complete the activities … [Read more...]

SOOP on Saturday: Top 20 popular book ideas for May 9, 2015

Mother's Day is tomorrow. I bet she'd love a red flower, a sealed love note, a heartwarming message, maybe even a reckless chronicle of your journey through her destiny - across the stage of her life, as it were - from a sender with a popular oracle (that would be you, Mark). Too much? Maybe... but YOU try mentioning something from ALL … [Read more...]

Wednesday is for Writers: Christian Lee on keeping your momentum

Remember the first time you were able to drive on your own without your nagging parent telling you to turn with a half-second to spare? That was super exciting, right? Do you honestly get that excited about the prospect of driving to work now? Probably not. I think that the same thing can happen with books –we get really excited when we get the … [Read more...]

SOOP on Saturday: Top 20 popular book ideas for February 28, 2015

Congratulations to all the authors whose books are "steady" and steadily climbing the SOOP Top 20 most popular book ideas list. We've had some great voting at the top of the chart and a lot of ideas holding their own among the ranks. The Top 20 most popular book ideas as of February 28, 2015 are: RED by Nicole Collet – 853 votes Sealed by … [Read more...]

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