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||Author||Book Used for Helix||Genre|
|Aug 5||Kay Gossage||The Sword Of Ages: The Tallah Trilogy||Fantasy|
|Aug 5||Jerry W Martin||Moving Sideways||Mystery Drama|
|Aug 12||Harley White||The Autobiography of a Granada Cat: As told to Harley White||Biographies & Memoirs, Unusual Habitats, Cats|
|Aug 12||Gregory L Truman||Hitting the Wall||Business and Economics|
|Aug 19||Ian Thomas Phillips||69 Poems||poetry|
|Aug 26||Kareem Kamal El Gazzar||4 Steps to Your Authentic Career||Business/Economics – Self help|
|Aug 26||Cristina Archer||The Recidivist||speculative fantasy fiction|
|Sep 2||Oluwagbemiga Olowosoyo||God’s General||Fiction|
|Sep 2||Protasio Chipulu||Living with Cerebral Palsy: A Parents’ Guide to Managing Cerebral Palsy||Family and Relationships|
|Sep 9||Abdul Karim Musaliar||The Transgressions of Achan Kunju||Crime|
|Sep 9||John Locke||Stuff I’ve Written So Far||Political Science|
|Sep 16||Teresa Meola Vincent||Running Blind||Literary Fiction, Addiction, Psychological Theme|
|Sep 23||Laird David Elsworth Mason||My McCurdy Family and Collateral Lines Including Native American and Some Royal Family||Family History and Genealogy|
|Sep 30||Shontaine||Married to Madness||Urban Drama, Multicultural, Romance|
|Sep 30||Brett Russell Andrews||Teaching Abroad: The People’s Republic of China||Memoirs|
|Oct 7||Gary Briley||Stalemate||Mystery, suspense|
|Oct 7||Martin Wolt, Jr.||Daughters of Darkwana||Fantasy|
|Oct 14||Jack Gunthridge||Broken Hearts Damaged Goods||Romance|
|Oct 14||Geoffrey Lloyd Vough||MULTNOMAH||Historical Fiction / Fantasy|
|Oct 21||B.D. Salerno||Forensics by the Stars: Astrology Investigates||Metaphysical / Astrology / Spiritual|
|Oct 21||William J. Smith||Straight from Heaven;Delivered from Hell||Science Fiction|
|Oct 29||Lisa Van Allen, PhD||Your Belief Quotient: 7 Beliefs that Sabotage or Support Your Success||Self help|
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.
Morgan Siem writes for the Lulu Blog – Archived