Saturday SOOP: Top 40 Book Ideas of January



  The Rod of Iron by Wade Frannson  

The Rod of Iron by Wade Fransson

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Ladies Lottery Redemption by Carey Azzara

3  Willow Rose Learns Honesty by Marvia Korol and Meredith Mast  

Willow Rose Learns Honesty by Marvia Korol and Meredith Mast

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Beyond Terror by Anne Marie Waters



Deference by Alexia

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Denouement by Brian Wright

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The Underdog by Alandra Hensley

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8 A Dress The Color of The Sky  


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Drifters: Tales of the Southern Cross by Tory Gates

10 Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands  

Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands

&Relationships · Family

11 In Shadows by Celeste Arts  

In Shadows by Celeste Arts

12 Arlena-Cover-Art    Arlena: Void Of My Own by Petra Pedro Perry

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HipHughes Teacher Tips by Keith Hughes

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Freefall by Veronica Therese

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15 Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg  

Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg

Literature & Fiction · Self Help · Teens

16 Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner  

Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner

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

17 The Vipharan's Visit  

 The Vipharan’s Visit by Rohini Singh


18 173960  

 Treachery of king by AK R

19 Spirits of the Heart  

Spirits of the Heart by Claire Gem

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20 Three Cheers for Chips by David Hardie   Three Cheers for Chips by David Hardie

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Whisper Breeze Learns Responsibility by Marvia Korol and Meredith Mast

22 Sealed by Christian Lee  

Sealed by Christian Lee


Finding Light by Pamela Bhatia

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Collision by Eric McLaughlin

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InHumans: Uprising by Billy Clark

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Bayou Cabin Escape by Edna Ramsay

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 27      My Fake Boyfriend by Katie Kay

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Ndengue of Kilamba by Jose Carlos Moreno Ribeiro


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


Demon Takeover by Mia Rose

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We Need Help by Kaylee Bruce

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31    I Am, The Bear by Gary Genzel

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Unhappy Endings by Tara Shannon

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The Jealous Flock by Ashley Borodin

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34 B'day message  

The Board by Scott Hudson


 Raised By Friends by Jordan Ellis

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The Days After Tomorrow by Gabriel Faniyan

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37 Wind Shear  

Wind Shear by Bruce Henderson

38 The Power of Gratitude  

The Power Of Gratitude by Lamees A.



EIGHTEEN by Daniel Mignault

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40 Transcending the Wackadoodle  

Transcending the Wackadoodle by Cinda Lawrence



What happened here?


If December was a month for shooting stars, January was a month for the old-faithfuls. The Rod of Iron by Wade Fransson returned to the top of the list this month, and Ladies Lottery Redemption by Carey Azzara, a new Book Idea but a veteran author, is #2. 

Freefall had a bit of a free fall all of its own this month, as did Treachery of King

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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