Writers on Wednesday: Eric Mondschein’s Author-Driven Marketing: The Ongoing Saga

As my journey progresses in marketing my book, Life at 12 College Road, I find I still do not fully understand what people call social media. I keep posting to my Facebook page, my Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, and my own website. Fortunately, with the help SOOP provides, I have not been traveling this long […]

SOOP Sets Crowdsourcing Publishing Trend Ahead of the Curve

News that Amazon is developing a crowdsourcing publishing program has certainly made waves among industry observers and authors, but the program won’t be the first of its kind. Something or Other Publishing introduced crowdsourced publishing as our main business in 2012, and we have been refining and enhancing our program ever since. As reported by Publisher’s Weekly on […]

SOOP Dollars Begin This Month

We’re always working hard to bring more empowering tools to SOOP authors. Each month, authors submit new book ideas to SOOP, and the road to becoming the next submission to receive one thousand votes from potential readers becomes that much more competitive. To reward the most active authors on this path toward publishing contract eligibility, we […]

SOOP on Saturday: New Book Ideas for September 2014

This month saw the addition of six incredible titles to the SOOP book ideas roster. And with the introduction of SOOP Dollars this month, that means six more competitors for the top three prizewinners! For more information about the SOOP Dollars program, see our introduction here. In SOOP’s unique author-driven platform, authors submit their book ideas, which are published for free on our […]

Writers on Wednesday: Rohini Singh: Miss Felix’s Creative Writing Class

I entered Form 5 at the age of fifteen. My English teacher Miss Felix was tough. Sixteen out of twenty-five was a top mark in essay writing. I generally got thirteen out of twenty-five and never really fussed about it because this area held no special interest to me even though Miss Felix often complimented me about my style […]

SOOP on Saturday: The SOOP Top 10 for September 2014

This month, our Top 10 list comes with the announcement of a new SOOP program, to begin in October: SOOP Dollar Awards! Each month, the three top-placing book ideas will be awarded prizes of $50, $25, and $10, respectively, for use in Production, Platform, and Pitch Packages. More details will follow soon, but you can […]

Writers on Wednesday: Rohini Singh: Why I Started Writing

Coming from the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, I grew up reading  traditional books written by the Grimm Brothers, Mark Twain, Enid Blyton, Robert Louis Stevenson, and many others. They were all exciting and introduced worlds that crossed the boundaries of reality. This type of writing was most intriguing to me, and I started […]

SOOP on Saturday: New Book Ideas for August 2014

It’s time again to check in on our latest new book idea submissions — and there are plenty of intriguing titles to highlight from the past month. In our unique author-driven platform, authors submit their book ideas, which are published for free on our site. Those who achieve 1,000 votes from interested readers and complete related check-in […]

Winding Down

The I Heart SOOP Authors contest is entering its last leg here, as the polls will close on January 31. But that’s no reason to stop collecting votes, even for authors who feel like they don’t have a hope in the world of placing in the top three and winning a publishing contract offer from […]


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