Saturday SOOP: Top 40 Book Ideas of September

Did you know that SOOP hosts a forum where you can go and discuss the author experience with other writers and authors just like you? Make sure you do, because last week I posted the first of a bimonthly new topic initiative and I really want everyone involved. Last week’s new topic was “Writer Moments.” I want to hear your stories, so please feel free to share. What was the last thing you Google’d that would be strange if it weren’t for the fact that it was necessary for your story? Mine would be how to make your own smelling salts and what time of day is normal for a funeral. Take a moment and share today. When did you last look at a situation and think, “That’s so going in my next book.” Or when did you last meet a person who immediately inspired a character.

So here we have it! It’s the debut Top 40 list. As promised, I have some Shout Outs. I don’t however, have, any prizes as those are still being determined. But stay tuned for next month!

Now that we’ve established our look ahead, the Top 40 for September 2016 are…

 

  The Lottery Curse by Carey Azzara

 The Lottery Curse by Carey Azzara

 
3,551votes
2 Beyond Terror by Anne Marie Waters

 Beyond Terror by Anne Marie Waters

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2,209votes
3 The Rod of Iron by Wade Frannson

The Rod of Iron by Wade Fransson

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3,947votes
4 Willow Rose Learns Honesty by Marvia Korol and Meredith Mast

Willow Rose Learns Honesty by Marvia Korol and Meredith Mast

& Relationships· Arts and Photography· Children’s Books· Family·Parenting

 
707votes
5 Disorderly Life: Living With and Recovering from PTSD by Denita Stevens

Disorderly Life: Living With and Recovering from PTSD by Denita Stevens 

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166votes
6 Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands

 Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands

&Relationships · Family

 
406votes
7 The Days After Tomorrow by Gabriel Faniyan

The Days After Tomorrow by Gabriel Faniyan

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956votes
8 Whisper Breeze Learns Responsibility by Marvia Korol and Meredith Mast

 Whisper Breeze Learns Responsibility by Marvia Korol and Meredith Mast

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274votes
9 Trust me by Nazanin Nikouseresht

Trust me by Nazanin Nikouseresht

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71votes
10 The Vipharan's Visit

 The Vipharan’s Visit by Rohini Singh

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110votes
11 Gods Eternal by Rood Bennett

Gods Eternal by Rood Bennett

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47votes
12 Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg

 Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg

Literature & Fiction · Self Help · Teens

 
230votes
13 In Shadows by Celeste Arts

In Shadows by Celeste Arts

 
208votes
14 Serpents of Nightmares

Serpents of Nightmares by Tamikio L. Reardon

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34 votes
15 Three Cheers for Chips by David Hardie

Three Cheers for Chips by David Hardie

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105votes
16 Spirits of the Heart

Spirits of the Heart by Claire Gem

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215votes
17 a_modern_fantasy___cover_ill__by_amayasfantasy

Savior of Worlds by Paulette LM Machor

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16votes
18 Shifting

A SHIFTER’S SECRET LIFE by Joni Gaines

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60votes
19 Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner

Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner

Mystery· Science Fiction & Fantasy· Suspense· Romance · Thriller

 
253votes
20 KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

The Amalian War Chronicles – Book One – All-Advancing Algorithm by JD Gallo

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16 votes
21 Broken To Be Blessed: A Turning Point by Louise Beaubrun-Macaluso

 Broken To Be Blessed: A Turning Point by Louise Beaubrun-Macaluso

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 21 votes
22  Meditation-Sun-Rise

Finding Light by Pamela Bhatia

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 201votes
23

 I Just Want To Fly by C. Fulsty

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 18votes
24 Wind Shear

Wind Shear by Bruce Henderson

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 954votes
25 Visceral Urn Cover Art

Visceral Urn (book one) by Jennifer Kenny

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 33votes
26 12 Burngreen

The Stranger (The Glasstons) by Kimberley Ritchie

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 7votes
27

 What’s Beyond the Clouds by C. Fulsty

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 7votes
28 Sealed by Christian Lee

Sealed by Christian Lee

 
 1350votes
29 dc453256ae615801670ac39a6c485b81

The Undescovered Voice (The Glasstons ) by Kimberley Ritchie

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 5votes
30 Arlena-Cover-Art

Arlena: Void Of My Own by Petra Pedro Perry

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 3votes
31 The Meek Series - General Release

The Meek by Jedah Mayberry

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 3votes
32  welcome-to-earth

Welcome to Earth by Michael Thompson

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 2votes
33 A Dress The Color of The Sky

A DRESS THE COLOR OF THE SKY by Jennifer Irwin

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 2,318votes
34 Being in Oneness

Being In Oneness: For a Happier Life and Meaningful Living by Suresh Purushothaman

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 30votes
35

HipHughes Teacher Tips by Keith Hughes

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 826votes
36 avoiding

Avoiding Superman by Gregory Copeland

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 4votes
37 Repeat With Me: I AM (Inspirin, Aspiring & Motivating) Success Every Moment - In The Spring!

Repeat With Me: I AM (Inspiring, Aspiring & Motivating) Success Every Moment – In The Spring! by Edward Charfauros

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 1votes
38 Pharmakembru: The Face

Pharmakembru: The Face by Monos D.O.A

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 2votes
39 ITS-NEWS-TO-ME

It’s News To Me by Toni Mari

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 32votes
40 Jacket

Sparks by Finley Chow

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 77votes

 

Shout Outs!

The New King: The Lottery Curse by Carey Azzara has wrested the #1 Spot from The Rod of Iron by Wade Fransson. Will he be able to hold this position? I can’t wait to find out.

The Rocket Continues to Rise: Beyond Terror by Anne Marie Waters continues to rise through the ranks and gain votes in droves. Maybe she’ll be in the #1 spot.

The Newbies: Pharmakembru: The Face by Monos D.O.A, Repeat With Me: I AM (Inspiring, Aspiring & Motivating) Success Every Moment – In The Spring! by Edward Charfauros, Avoiding Superman by Gregory Copeland, Welcome to Earth by Michael Thompson, The Meek by Jedah Mayberry, and Arlena: Void Of My Own by Petra Pedro Perry all have less than 5 votes. They’re new to the list, but they’re our next rising stars.

How do I get onto Top 40?

As stated previously, the Top 40 is the monthly culmination of our Hot 20 lists. Book Idea placement is determined by a formula that takes into account how many votes a Book Idea has gotten in the last month, how quickly they got those votes, and a few other things. We have a few ways to help you make it onto these lists.

For all you DIY authors, SOOP hosts a series of Marketing Monday posts chock full of tips and tricks to getting your audience off the ground. For those of you looking for more active help, SOOP has several packages to help you with your Marketing Plan. Make sure to take a minute and check those out. Plus, the Service Marketplace offers a way for you authors to get in contact with people who can help you with your Product, Platform, and Promotion.

We Want to Work With You

Here at SOOP, we want to help you succeed. Once you have submitted your Book Idea, there are two levels of participation to get you to the end goal of publication: Free and Premium. The Free Level offers many of the same helpful services, including homework at each stage of the voting process that helps you, the author, create substantial marketing progress and develop the best book possible. These homework assignments are managed in phases, and returned on a pass/fail basis.

The Premium Level, offers the unique benefits of personalized feedback from our panel of experts. This gives the author a more complete idea of their direction. They 85% required passing grades on the homework makes sure that the author gets a more complete picture of their progress. When armed with more information, the author can then readjust and with more precision.

So which Level makes the most sense for you. Read the FAQ about costs for more information and contact us if you have questions.

FAQ of the day: Can you help me publish my raw manuscript?

We sure can! If you need help getting your manuscripts proofread, edited, reviewed and published, we can offer those services for hire through our Services Marketplace. Or, you can earn them for free by reaching 2,000 valid votes through our author-driven model. Regardless of which route you choose, submit your book idea here, build an audience and anticipate orders from those who vote for your Book Idea(s).

As always, explore our site to learn about our publishing model, our other FAQ answers, or submit a book idea.

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