Saturday SOOP: Hot 20 Book Ideas 2/18/2017

What a week ladies and gentlemen! SOOP has been seeing a lot of interest in our Book Ideas this week. We’re so excited to welcome several new Book Ideas to the list!

EVERYTHING MUST GO! And by that, I mean ideas. What kind of ideas? Writing ideas. Artistic ideas. All the ideas in the world. It seem like all the ideas have all been articulated one way or another throughout the stretch of time. Everything is now on repeat. After all, isn’t Disney releasing Beauty and the Beast again? Sure, this time it’s live action, but it’s still the same story. And isn’t that sad. Aren’t there any fresh ideas in the world?

The answer is no! Humans have been telling stories for a very, very long time. Longer than anyone can say. But that shouldn’t deter your writing ambitions. Because stories have been told and retold throughout history, and will be told and retold throughout the future. The key is you. You are what makes the story different. Because Beauty and the Beast isn’t the same as it was 20 years ago, and it won’t be the same when the next person tells it. That’s the magic of storytelling. 

Please head to the forum and tell me a story that you want to retell in your own voice. 

But now that I’ve complained about the weather, let’s get on to the reason you’re hear: The Hot 20 of 2/18/2017!


Ladies Lottery Redemption by Carey Azzara


The Other Side of Me by Jenny Taveras

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3 The Rod of Iron by Wade Frannson  

The Rod of Iron by Wade Fransson

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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 Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg  

Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg

Literature & Fiction · Self Help · Teens


 Deference by Alexia

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9 In Shadows by Celeste Arts  

In Shadows by Celeste Arts


The Underdog by Alandra Hensley

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Ndengue of Kilamba by Jose Carlos Moreno Ribeiro


12   InHumans: Uprising by Billy Clark

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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


Treachery of king by AK R

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15 The Vipharan's Visit  

The Vipharan’s Visit by Rohini Singh



Denouement by Brian Wright

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Spirits of the Heart by Claire Gem

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The Girl Beyond the Bottom of the Well by RS Rutherford

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19 Three Cheers for Chips by David Hardie  

Three Cheers for Chips by David Hardie

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HipHughes Teacher Tips by Keith Hughes

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What happened here?


We welcome The Other Side of Me by Jenny Taveras to the Hot 20 list this week, debuting at #2! 

Ladies Lottery Redemption remains top of the list this week, while Willow Rose Learns Honesty settles at #4 and Beyond Terror slips to #6. 

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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