Blog tour, #Moslem reviewers and the New York Times

Been a marathon month of reviews, Q&A's, enquiries and attention as HarperCollins India launched a blog tour of the #Moslemsarecoming - with the book traveling in India and Pakistan - with appearances from rockstar blogger in Kashmir. But this story starts in Nablus.

  1. Mahmoud and Abbas say that if the shirt fits ...
    Mahmoud and Abbas say that if the shirt fits ...
  2. Nadeem Muaddi, a legendary pin up boy from the Coptic Church of Alexandria, buys the book followed by much aplomb by his loyal fans James, a Scottish cricketer and Hasan, a Gujarati with a sense of humour. Qatar joined in thanks to google.
  3. RT @NMuaddi: Just ordered my copy of Zuma's Bastard  http://tinyurl.com/7x64lwo x64lwo - for every book sold, auazadessaadessa will jog one lap around #Doha's corniche
  4. RT @NMuaddi: Just ordered my copy of Zuma's Bastard  http://tinyurl.com/7x64lwo x64lwo - for every book sold, auazadessaadessa will jog one lap around #Doha's corniche
  5. RT @NMuaddi: Just ordered my copy of Zuma's Bastard  http://tinyurl.com/7x64lwo x64lwo - for every book sold, auazadessaadessa will jog one lap around #Doha's corniche
  6. #Moslemsarecoming scored an emphatic coup when it grabbed the attention of one Sarah Khan, a freelance journalist, who put together this sweet Q&A in the New York Times. Also featured in the story was Fatima Cassim's Super Moslem cartoon, Johara Mansura's trailer for the book and of course, Hiba Poort's photography skills.
  7. He's made it to the world stage!"@khadijapatel:I,hereby, declare aweseomeness by association.  http://nyti.ms/LVwff9 9 MoslemsAreComingg"
  8. Interestingly, no sooner had the Q&A been published in the NYT, this review by Atul titled The Enigma of arrival (great title) was published. Atul confuses the Q&A (in the NYT) with the actual reading of the book which makes for a very entertaining review.
  9. With word getting around of this imminent invasion, it was only a matter of time before questions were going to be asked about #moslemsarecoming's availability in South Africa,  Kashmir, the UK and even the US. 
  10. Everyone talking about it is one thing ... wish they'd start buying it ;)
  11. @azadessa Brother seems I need to get your book as soon as I'm home. Everyone's is talking about it. #MoslemsAreComing
  12. Now this is better.
  13. @azadessa Having seen much publicity, I just brought your book #MoslemsAreComing. Will start reading it from today :)
  14. try getting your hands on @azadessa ;-) @birfan trying to get my hands on #moslemsarecoming. Any ideas how i can do that in Ldn @fifiharoon
  15. RT @SZondi: Reviews of @azadessa's book, #moslemsarecoming, are looking good. Seems to be the next book to get then.
  16. Reviews of @azadessa's book, #moslemsarecoming, are looking good. Seems to be the next book to get then.
  17. As the marketing machine drives on, Showkat Shafi gets imaginative with the book's placement. Apt for a book and Moslems who prides themselves on Shape without drape.
  18. Shape without drape: Muslim fashion du ...
    Shape without drape: Muslim fashion du ...
  19. Remember to JOIN the #moslemsarecoming Facebook page. 
  20. But just when you though this was a free flowing enterprise, Mohsin from the excellent Tehelka magazine offers a generously balanced review of the #moslemsarecoming.  Mohsin felt a little anxious carrying the screaming cover on to a plane (loved that he did so) and got this idea of trying to flap across the Arabian sea ... 
  21. Mohsin managed to squeeze in some lines about the scathing nature of the book as he went on to compare the #moslemsarecoming to a call girl's diary - which we thought was fair -considering the nature of world politics.
  22. From Holy Cows to beef burgers as poignantly caught in this tasty photo from Kerala.
  23. On to Kashmir - and Sameer - fellow writer, satirist, unmasked Zorro of wit - penned a review on the 'India, Pakistan or Azadi' aka Kashmir chapter of the book. All the ridicule over Bollywood, India's contradictions notwithstanding - this is the one chapter that has twisted the arm of army sympathetic nationalists. Each one has had a different justification for the continued military repression and they all claim the chapter to be naive. Check their reviews out out, but do check what Sameer had to say ...
  24. RT @HCIndia: Our 4th stop on 'The Moslems are Coming' Blog tour takes us to @sameerft who says "The Moslems are coming is sharp as a tack!" @azadessa
  25. Not to be undone -  Shehla  - also from Kashmir wrote this majestic review that brought tears of blood to stream down the cheeks of infidels in all parts of the Holy Land. Shehla's review was written so well, it appears readers wanted to purchase her review more than anything else.
  26. RT @rush2mee: Will be picked, compelling that it sounds.“@ShehlaRashid: Read my review of @azadessa 's new book #TheMoslemsAreComing http://shehlarashid.com/book-review-the-moslems-are-coming/”
  27. @khadijapatel @azadessa the #MoslemsAreComing blog tour has already begun. We've crossed 3 blog spaces and are heading to out to the 4th!
  28. The enlightened Hijabis.
  29. The enlightened Hijabis. courtesy Linah Alsaafin
    The enlightened Hijabis. courtesy Linah Alsaafin
  30. Columnist and writer Sanjay Kumar writes on his blog and the Diplomat - exploring whether satire can save the world - with a keen eye on the semantics of the #Moslemsarecoming
  31. RT @azadessa Another day Another review of the #moslemsarecoming The Diplomat celebrates satire. Review by Sanjay Kumar  http://bit.ly/LI0ENS 
  32. First review to kickstart the blog tour is by Anu - who draws some the comparisons between India and South Africa but gets lost in some the satire ... which is fair because these things happen. 
  33. The Moslems are coming blog tour.