Saturday SOOP: Hot 20 Book Ideas for 1/15/2016

 We are halfway through the month of January, readers and writers, and I have to ask – how are you all doing on your New Years Resolutions? I personally chose some very classic resolutions – be more positive and be healthier. I’m doing this blog as I chow down on some oatmeal raisin cookies, so maybe I’m not doing so well on half of that resolution. BUT, I’m also roasting sweet potatoes and acorn squash in the oven, so maybe it’s a matter of balance? See, I’m more positive already! But don’t keep your New Years journey to yourself! Head on over to the SOOP kitchen and tell us how you’re doing with your resolution. 


Ladies Lottery Redemption by Carey Azzara


Deference by Alexia

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3 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

4 The Rod of Iron by Wade Frannson  

The Rod of Iron by Wade Fransson

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Beyond Terror by Anne Marie Waters



Drifters: Tales of the Southern Cross by Tory Gates

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7 Arlena-Cover-Art  

Arlena: Void Of My Own by Petra Pedro Perry

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8 IMG_9792  

Freefall by Veronica Therese

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9 Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands  

Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands

&Relationships · Family

10  The Vipharan's Visit  


The Vipharan’s Visit by Rohini Singh


11  In Shadows by Celeste Arts  

In Shadows by Celeste Arts

12 Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner  

Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner

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

13 Spirits of the Heart  

Spirits of the Heart by Claire Gem

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14 Three Cheers for Chips    Three Cheers for Chips by David Hardie

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15 173960  

Treachery of king by AKR

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16 A Dress The Color of The Sky  


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17 Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg  

Finding Light by Pamela Bhatia

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Collision by Eric McLaughlin

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Unhappy Endings by Tara Shannon

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The Round Up



Ladies Lottery Redemption by Carey Azzara takes the first position! Congratulations Carey! This come on the heals of Carey Azzara’s published novel The Lottery Curse.

Collision took a bit of a tumble this week from #4 to #19. What will happen next week?

Welcome to Drifters: Tales of the Southern Cross by Tory Gates, which makes it’s debut to the Hot 20 List!


How do I get onto Hot 20?

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.

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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.

FAQ of the day: What does it cost to use your services?

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.

If you’re also considering other aspects of specific support needed along the publishing journey, we have some great service providers to meet your needs in a variety of ways. Visit our Services Marketplace and check out the experts there. Each service is available individually to any author (for hire as needed), or as part of a larger package for authors who are publishing with SOOP.

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

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