Saturday SOOP: Top 40 Book Ideas of December

It’s a new year Readers and Writers! And what a year we went through! There was so much that happened. In the world at large, wars ended, presidents were impeached, celebrities died, Cubs won, as well as a landmark election here in the states. 2016 was one for the books, and 2017 promises to be something special. What were your favorite parts? 

Here at SOOP, we has a similar landmark year. Red and The Lottery Curse were both published, you may have noticed us mention them. New programs and blog events (like this one) were rolled out, and we as a team are looking forward to a bright new year in 2017. What are you looking forward to?

And all of us, readers, writers, and everyone in between, had something in the past year to celebrate. Personally, I moved a few hundred miles north and started a wonderful new job. You might have gotten married, had a child, bought a house, started a job, lost weight, overcome an illness, or had a really excellent piece of cake. But all of us can also look forward to a new year with new goals. Maybe it’s to finish that book you’ve been writing, finally read that classic novel your highschool English teacher promised would change your life. I think we can all move into 2017 with purpose, pride, and hope.  


Freefall by Veronica Therese

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2 The Rod of Iron by Wade Frannson  

 The Rod of Iron by Wade Fransson

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3     Deference by Alexia

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Collision by Eric McLaughlin

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Treachery of king by AK R

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6 Willow Rose Learns Honesty by Marvia Korol and Meredith Mast  

 Willow Rose Learns Honesty by Marvia Korol and Meredith Mast

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Ladies Lottery Redemption by Carey Azzara

8 Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands  

Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands

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Beyond Terror by Anne Marie Waters


10 Arlena-Cover-Art  


Arlena: Void Of My Own by Petra Pedro Perry

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11 In Shadows by Celeste Arts  


In Shadows by Celeste Arts

12 A Dress The Color of The Sky  


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13 Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner  


Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner

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

14  The Vipharan's Visit  


The Vipharan’s Visit by Rohini Singh


15 Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg  

Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg

Literature & Fiction · Self Help · Teens

16 1, manupulation magic  

 MANIPULATION MAGIC by obiakor uchenna

17 Sealed by Christian Lee  


Sealed by Christian Lee

18 Wind Shear  

Wind Shear by Bruce Henderson


The Days After Tomorrow by Gabriel Faniyan

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HipHughes Teacher Tips by Keith Hughes

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Snakeleatherboots and a handfull a ink by Bas Meijers

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22  Spirits of the Heart  

 Spirits of the Heart by Claire Gem

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23 The Power of Gratitude  

The Power Of Gratitude by Lamees A.


24  Jacket  

Sparks by Finley Chow

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 Fish Out Of Water by M.M. Ramey

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EIGHTEEN by Daniel Mignault

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Finding Light by Pamela Bhatia

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The Greatest Game by Malcolm Little

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29 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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30 Transcending the Wackadoodle  

Transcending the Wackadoodle by Cinda Lawrence



Whisper Breeze Learns Responsibility by Marvia Korol and Meredith Mast


From Cannibal to Diabetic by Verona Lucas

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Stoneless Attraction by Shamira MH


34 B'day message  

Hearts on Fire (Heartwarming Birthday Messages) by Vivek Kumar


35 Three Cheers for Chips by David Hardie  

 Three Cheers for Chips by David Hardie

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36 The Springer  

The Springer by Catherine Hope

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37 Keplers Man  

Kepler’s Man by Resha Damania

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My Possessive Mate by Monique Potrzeba



InHumans: Uprising by Billy Clark

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 The Redemption by Peter Barnes

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What happened here?

In the month of December, we’ve seen a lot of shooting stars, including the new #1, Freefall by Veronica Therese and #3 Deference by Alexia. 

We also welcome back Wind Shear, Transcending the Wackadoodle, Hearts on Fire, The Springer, and My Possessive Mate back to the Top 40 lists!

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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