How Authors are Using the Helix Review

Helix Reviews

Back in May we launched an experimental new offering called Helix, and dubbed it The Personality Test for Your Book. Helix is powered by The Book Genome Project, a massive database of over 100,000 of the world’s best-known books. And basically, it gives you a way to upload your manuscript and get back an incredibly rich and unbiased perspective on your book.

Lulu authors are currently using Helix to gain a better understanding of their book for marketing purposes, and in some cases to gain insight into their writing style. For the first time, we’ve caught up with some of the earliest Helix Review customers to hear more about their book and writing style and what they hoped to learn from Helix.

Meet the first authors to use the Helix Review

Starting on Monday, August 5th – we’ll begin profiling the very first, the bold and brave, the curious and pioneering partakers of Helix, in an ongoing series of interviews through the end of October. Our feature schedule is below, and as we release new interviews we’ll update this post with links directly to them.

The Helix Review Featured Authors Schedule

Week AuthorBook Used for HelixGenre
Aug 5Kay GossageThe Sword Of Ages: The Tallah TrilogyFantasy
Aug 5Jerry W MartinMoving SidewaysMystery Drama
Aug 12Harley WhiteThe Autobiography of a Granada Cat: As told to Harley WhiteBiographies & Memoirs, Unusual Habitats, Cats
Aug 12Gregory L TrumanHitting the WallBusiness and Economics
    
Aug 19Ian Thomas Phillips69 Poemspoetry
Aug 26Kareem Kamal El Gazzar4 Steps to Your Authentic CareerBusiness/Economics – Self help
Aug 26Cristina ArcherThe Recidivistspeculative fantasy fiction
Sep 2Oluwagbemiga OlowosoyoGod’s GeneralFiction
Sep 2Protasio ChipuluLiving with Cerebral Palsy:  A Parents’ Guide to Managing Cerebral PalsyFamily and Relationships
Sep 9Abdul Karim MusaliarThe Transgressions of Achan KunjuCrime
Sep 9John LockeStuff I’ve Written So FarPolitical Science
    
Sep 16Teresa Meola VincentRunning BlindLiterary Fiction, Addiction, Psychological Theme
Sep 23Laird David Elsworth MasonMy McCurdy Family and Collateral Lines Including Native American and Some Royal FamilyFamily History and Genealogy
    
Sep 30ShontaineMarried to MadnessUrban Drama, Multicultural, Romance
Sep 30Brett Russell AndrewsTeaching Abroad: The People’s Republic of ChinaMemoirs
Oct 7Gary BrileyStalemateMystery, suspense
Oct 7Martin Wolt, Jr.Daughters of DarkwanaFantasy
Oct 14Jack GunthridgeBroken Hearts Damaged GoodsRomance
Oct 14Geoffrey Lloyd VoughMULTNOMAHHistorical Fiction / Fantasy
Oct 21B.D. SalernoForensics by the Stars:  Astrology InvestigatesMetaphysical / Astrology / Spiritual
Oct 21William J. SmithStraight from Heaven;Delivered from HellScience Fiction
Oct 29Lisa Van Allen, PhDYour Belief Quotient: 7 Beliefs that Sabotage or Support Your SuccessSelf help
    

Closing Thoughts

Thanks in advance to everyone above who contributed their feedback as part of our Helix Review featured author series. If you are an author that has used Helix and would like to be featured in the future, please tell us about your experience here.

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