Author-Driven Book Publishing

Mission Statement

Something Or Other Publishing (SOOP) unites authors, readers, and providers through a revolutionary publishing approach called Author-Driven Publishing.

What is Author-Driven Publishing?

SOOP’s Author-Driven Publishing Model is revolutionary. It combines the best elements of both traditional and self-publishing, while taking advantage of social media and crowdsourcing, to educate and empower authors to gradually master the “3 P’s” of publishing: Product, Platform, and Promotion.

As a result, authors come to understand the process of landing a publishing contract and the chances of earning much higher royalties than traditional publishing.

Becoming a published Author with SOOP breaks down into three phases of activities. Each step sets achievable milestones by gathering votes for your idea and completing assignments along the way; achieving the milestones results in free benefits, guidance, and plenty of opportunities.

The 3 Phases

The 1st phase spans from 0 to 1,000 votes, covering primary education on your product, along with exciting activities such as guest blogging on our website, receiving a free manuscript assessment, and developing a social media strategy. After gathering 1,000 votes and completing all assignments, SOOP will offer you a customized publishing contract. While the details of each contract may vary and are confidential, we cover all production costs, including editing, proofreading, book design, and global distribution on six continents. While we do not typically pay any advances, even first-time Authors can expect up to a 50% royalty.

With a contract offer in hand, you enter the 2nd phase to continue increasing your vote count from 1,001 to 2,000 by growing your platform. With the assistance of publishing professionals at SOOP, you have to opportunity to engage in the parts of the publishing process that most authors love the most, like developing a blog content strategy with input from a SOOP professional and creating the cover proposals with your feedback. All of these activities ultimately lead to the production of a Galley Version, an advanced copy of your book, the Product, and a Platform that the Author and SOOP can use to get reviews and other forms of attention from influencers.

The 3rd phase, which goes beyond 2,000 votes, is about getting tons of exposure to promote your book. These promotional opportunities include a PR launch and an email campaign to your fans and close supporters. All of these promotional activities build up to a fantastic book launch with the support of SOOP’s Marketing team. 

Becoming a Certified Professional Author

Use of our Platform to pursue a publishing contract with SOOP (or elsewhere) is free – and you do not need to enroll in the Certified Professional Author Program. The main difference between the free version and the Certification Program is the hands-on feedback and grading of each homework assignment, with additional benefits and marketing perks.

SOOP Certified Professional Author Program is only $50 per month or $495 a year!

Follow these simple steps to progress from submission to publication with SOOP:

  1. Review our Submission Guidelines.
  2. If your work is within the accepted genres, submit your Short Story or Book idea.
  3. SOOP publishes your idea on our website (free of charge) — take a look at some of our current ideas here.
  4. Once your idea is live on our website, you can work to obtain votes for your story idea from your fans, supporters and general public. 
  5. As you work toward 1,000 votes — and contract eligibility — you will receive free guidance and benefits and complete related check-in activities.

Unlike traditional commercial publishing, SOOP Authors control the process and decisions at each step of the journey to ensure the fair distribution of risk and reward to all parties. Authors who submit their ideas to SOOP can walk away at any time before signing a contract, and they will take the benefits and publicity they’ve earned with them!

If you have any questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. 

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