Saturday SOOP: Hot 20 Book Ideas for 12/10/2016

You are reading the blog post of a woman who has been stuck at home almost all week with one very severe cold that morphed into strep throat. It’s been a rough one, readers and writers. What do you all do when you’re feeling poorly? I spent the whole week drinking so much tea that I simply cannot drink any more. And that’s a strange way to be, readers, because I simply love tea.

It’s also almost Christmas and Hanukkah. Which do you find more exciting? The potential for presents (new books under the Christmas tree) or spending time with family and soaking up the traditions of the season?

For me, it’s all about the family traditions. Decorating the tree, heading to Christmas Mass, and spending several house talking and unwrapping presents with my many, many family members. Head on over to the forums and tell us about your Christmas traditions.

And don’t forget the Christmas gift opportunity of Carey Azzara’s The Lottery Curse, available for pre-order today.

And now that you’re thinking about the holidays, the Hot 20 Book Ideas for December 10, 2016 are…

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Treachery of king by AK R

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2  The Rod of Iron by Wade Frannson

The Rod of Iron by Wade Fransson

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3 The Lottery Curse by Carey Azzara

The Lottery Curse by Carey Azzara

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

5 Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands

Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands

&Relationships · Family


Beyond Terror by Anne Marie Waters


7 In Shadows by Celeste Arts

In Shadows by Celeste Arts

8 Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg

Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg

Literature & Fiction · Self Help · Teens

9 Arlena-Cover-Art

Arlena: Void Of My Own by Petra Pedro Perry

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10 The Vipharan's Visit

The Vipharan’s Visit by Rohini Singh


11 Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner

Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner

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

12 A Dress The Color of The Sky


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HipHughes Teacher Tips by Keith Hughes

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The Greatest Game by Malcolm Little

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I can still blow smoke rings by Cherie Maree

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From Cannibal to Diabetic by Verona Lucas

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SILVER by Iyanah Charles


Sparks by Finley Chow

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Fish Out Of Water by M.M. Ramey

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Love comes in many forms by Kim Ward

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How do I get onto the Hot 20?

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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.

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That depends on which services are being discussed. To understand our core Author Driven Publishing program start by reading It discusses SOOP’s no-obligation model and should address many of your questions about getting started and progressing towards publication.

SOOP currently has two pathways, a free, as well as a premium subscription version.  Our subscription service will give you access to professional feedback as you unlock benefits at your voting milestones.  In our free version, you will receive the homework assignments, but will work the assignments in a different manner while pursuing the same 2,000 voting milestone.

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