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 […]

I Heart SOOP Contest Leaderboard (as of Jan 16, 2014)






Just a little over two weeks until virtual polls close in the I Heart SOOP Authors Contest — time again to check in on the leaderboard. Here are the top 10 titles-in-running, sorted as of midnight, January 16, 2014: The Time Manipulator’s Son by Rohini Singh – 460 votes Hearts on Fire (Heartwarming Birthday Messages) by Vivek Kumar – […]

I Heart SOOP Contest Leaderboard (as of Jan 11, 2014)






Another active week is in the books (pun possibly intended) in the ongoing I Heart SOOP Authors Contest! The top of the leaderboard remains unchanged from last week, but vote volume was high overall, and there were a couple of big moves from a little further down in the standings. The biggest movers this week: The […]

I Heart SOOP Contest Leaderboard (as of Jan 2, 2014)






A week after closing to new entires, the I Heart SOOP Authors Contest continues full speed ahead. This week saw some places change hands on the leaderboard, with a few contestants making big moves toward higher vote counts. The biggest movers this week: Hearts on Fire (+113),  Sixteen (+15), A Texan Down Under (+13), Passing Through (+8), […]

And They’re Off…






We’re excited to announce that the book ideas listed below were received prior to the submission deadline for the first annual I Heart SOOP Authors Contest.  We’ve sorted them by the votes received as of midnight, Hawaii time, Dec. 25th.  Voting is open through midnight, January 31, 2014, and the three winners will be announced on February […]

SOOP Gets a Nice Shout-Out as Book Contest Heats Up






These are exciting times at SOOP. Our I Heart SOOP Authors Contest is growing more dramatic by the day (and vote), our most recently published book is making waves, and what we’re building here is starting to get noticed by the industry. So, lots of ground to cover. I’ll start by giving an update on […]

“Life at College Road” Debuts in Amazon’s Top 10K






Even prior to it’s official November 15th release date on Amazon.com, Eric Mondschein’s new book, Life at 12 College Road, is a surprise success. Pre-order sales through the publisher were strong, and we knew we had a hit when the Galley version drew attention from authors and Emmy Award-winning former CBS Network news correspondent and […]

SOOP Announces Author-Driven Book Publishing Contest






We’re just getting started, and we’re already shaking things up.   SOOP is proud to announce its first annual “I Heart SOOP Authors” Contest to select three new authors for publication in 2014. Here’s how the contest will work: Publish your book idea at SOOPLLC.com between Halloween and Thanksgiving, and become automatically eligible to participate in […]

Author-Driven Book Publishing






American statesman Colin Powell described leadership as “the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.” SOOP seeks to embody this type of leadership in the publishing industry. This is a bold statement for a small startup, but hear me out. This article in the Washington Post is typical of the […]

Congratulations, Eric Mondschein!






Eric Mondschein is slated to become the next published author within the SOOP Family. Eric’s book, Life at 12 College Road, is now available for pre-order right here, as we put the finishing touches on it before its pre-Thanksgiving release. The book, with its warm and relentlessly entertaining tales of Eric’s childhood home life, seems custom-made for […]

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