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Thursday, November 22, 2007

My Favorite Blog

There are numerous blogs out there to visit, but the one I really like the best is the Light of Islam blog run by Sister Ruth. Her blog is a daily chronicle of what it takes to open an Islamic bookstore in Houston, Texas - everything from buying equipment to registering the business to promoting the idea and raising funds. She takes you right inside the process so that you learn about the struggles, the lessons, and the rewards of taking on such a monumental project. The bookstore, which is scheduled to open in spring of 2008, will be more than a bookstore - it will also be a place where people can go to learn about Islam.

The blog is relevant to writers since it shows you the amount of effort that goes into marketing an idea or product. This is something all writers need to be aware of. Writing is the fun (and easy) part. But no one will know about your product (whether it is a book or something else) if you don't know how to get it into people's hands.

Sister Ruth is gearing up to host a table at the MAS convention and plans to blog about the experience. You can support her efforts to open the new bookstore by making a donation and telling others about this unique project.

1 comment:

Ruth Nasrullah said...

Asalaamu alaikum. Thanks so much for your kind comments and your support! I truly appreciate it - and as you know, it was your comments that that helped me reconsider the value of the blog at one point.

The MAS convention was an incredible experience. I'll be blogging about it in installments because there's so much to tell.

Again, my deepest thanks to you.

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