The SOOP Top 10: March 15, 2014

The I Heart SOOP Authors Contest may have ended a month ago, but the drive to 1,000 votes — and publication — continues for all of the authors giving our unique selection model a spin.  Below is the current SOOP Top 10… our most popular as-yet-unpublished titles, sorted by vote count as of March 15, […]

About Those Best Sellers You Worked On

James Monroe, a book designer living out in the Minnesota wilderness, has worked on more than 300 books. Several have been on the New York Times Best Sellers list. In this interview with James, Lana Walker, our new Book Consultant, pokes around to find out the secrets to creating an award-winning book. Lana: You’ve designed […]

Announcing the “I Heart SOOP Authors Contest” Winners

The results are in! We’ve wrapped up our vote validation process, which means we’re ready to share our official I Heart SOOP Authors Contest winners with the world:  Hearts on Fire (Heartwarming Birthday Messages) by Vivek Kumar – 484 votes The Time Manipulator’s Son by Rohini Singh – 429 votes Passing Through by Wendy Karasin – 227 votes Congratulations […]

Author Shines Light on The Hardness of the Heart

With the release of The Hardness of the Heart (HoH) just days away (on Valentine’s Day), we reached out to author Wade Fransson for some insights into the book, the writing process behind it, and the waves it’s already making on shores domestic and foreign. A summary of our conversation follows. Q: What conflicts lie at the heart of the HoH narrative? […]

I Heart SOOP Contest Leaderboard (as of Jan 30, 2014)

One day. That’s all that remains in our I Heart SOOP Authors Contest! It’s been wonderful to watch the contestants battle for position over the last several weeks, and to see a few book ideas really separate themselves and rise to the top of the leaderboard.  All of the movement this week happened in the Top […]

Echoes of “Genocide Revealed” Heard in Hungary’s UN Apology

Last Thursday, Csaba Körösi, the Hungarian ambassador to the UN, made headlines by making apologies on behalf of his country. His remarks addressed his country’s involvement in the Holocaust, as well as the accusations that Hungary’s government has recently sought to de-emphasize that involvement. From the Jerusalem Times: Ambassador Casba (sic) Körösi, who became unusually […]

The Hardness of the Heart Beats Loudly Ahead of Publication

In three weeks — on Valentine’s Day — Wade Fransson’s The Hardness of the Heart will make its much-anticipated debut on a virtual bookshelf near you. But both the book and its author are already making headlines on multiple continents. The Hardness of the Heart (HoH) is the sequel to The People of the Sign, Wade’s […]

I Heart SOOP Contest Leaderboard (as of Jan 23, 2014)

The homestretch is in sight! With just a little over a week remaining until voting closes in the I Heart SOOP Authors Contest, it’s time again to take a look at our leaderboard. Below are the top 10 titles-in-running, sorted as of midnight, January 23, 2014: The Time Manipulator’s Son by Rohini Singh – 470 votes […]

Life at 12 College Road Snags More Honors

Eric Mondschein’s Life at 12 College Road, SOOP’s most recent publication, continues to garner attention and accolades. Sales of the book remain strong — as of this post, it’s currently Amazon’s third-best selling paperback in its main category released in the last 90 days, and top 28 overall, despite only being offered in paperback. (A Kindle […]

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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