Saturday SOOP: Hot 20 Book Ideas 4/22/2017

Yours truly just spent a few days on vacation and I had a thought: People use different books for different reasons. For example, I am a reader of a great many different genres, but when I went on vacation all I wanted to read was historical romances. They’re fun, engrossing, and could be finished in a few hours. The prefect plane book, really. How do you use books in your life?



Kaitlin’s Mooring by Carey Azzara

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Forever Damaged by Carey Azzara

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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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Clydesdales on Cobblestones by Carey Azzara

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Beyond Terror by Anne Marie Waters



The Man Who Corrupted Heaven by Andrew Hood

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The Other Side of Me by Jenny Taveras

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9 The Vipharan's Visit  

The Vipharan’s Visit by Rohini Singh


10 In Shadows by Celeste Arts  

In Shadows by Celeste Arts

11 Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands  

Living On Borrowed Time by Samie Sands

&Relationships · Family

12 Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg  

Crossing the Line by Allen Eisenberg

Literature & Fiction · Self Help · Teens



Ash & Dust by Bree B.

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14 Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner  

Off to Never Never Land by Kinsley Portner



EIGHTEEN by Daniel Mignault

16 A Dress The Color of The Sky  


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17 173960  


Treachery of king by AK R


Ladies Lottery Redemption by Carey Azzara



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What happened here?

Forever Damaged by Carey Azzara slipped up to the second spot, switching positions with The Rod of Iron by Wade Fransson, now #4. 

Also swapping spots was Clydesdales on Cobblestones by Carey Azzara (now #5) and Beyond Terror by Anne Marie Waters (now #6).

The Other Side of Me by Jenny Taveras returned to the list, taking the place of A SHIFTER’S SECRET LIFE by Joni Gaines, which fell to #20. 


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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