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...]

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 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...]

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...]

SOOP Sets Crowdsourcing Publishing Trend Ahead of the Curve

News that Amazon is developing a crowdsourcing publishing program has certainly made waves among industry observers and authors, but the program won’t be the first of its kind. Something or Other Publishing introduced crowdsourced publishing as our main business in 2012, and we have been refining and enhancing our program ever since. As reported … [Read more...]

“The Rod of Iron” by Wade Fransson

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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...]

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...]

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...]

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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