As a self-publishing author and translator, here is a sort of my status report for the first quarter of 2022 (January-March):
1. 27 books published and distributed online and offline
2. 1 book newly published locally
3. Currently writing a book
1. 27 Books Published and Distributed Online and Offline
At least 27 of my written and translation works are published in both paperback and eBook and distributed online via ElziStyle online shop (www.elzistyle.com), Amazon, Smashwords, Draft2Digital, and Lazada, as well as offline via ElziStyle brick-and-mortar bookshop.
Out of this number, 9 titles are top-sellers so far:
* Misbah al-Shari‘ah: A Commentary on “The Lantern of the Path” (Misbah al-Shari‘ah) Attributed to Imam Ja‘far al-Sadiq (‘a) by ‘Allamah Hasan Mustafawi, https://amzn.to/3tGautW
* Risalah Liqa’ Allah: A Treatise on the Stages of Mystical Wayfaring toward the Station of Beatific Vision by ‘Allamah Hasan Mustafawi, https://amzn.to/34W5dUD
* Risalah Ma‘rifat Allah: An Exposition of Imam ‘Ali ibn Musa al-Rida’s (‘a) Sermon on the Gnosis of Allah by ‘Allamah Hasan Mustafawi, https://amzn.to/3FJQn0o
* Esoteric Traditions: An Exposition of Imam Musa ibn Ja‘far al-Kazim’s (‘a) Mystical and Philosophical Traditions by ‘Allamah Hasan Mustafawi, https://amzn.to/3AXUrt9
* Risalah Sayr wa Suluk: An Exposition of Sayyid Bahr al-‘Ulum’s Treatise on Mystical Wayfaring by ‘Allamah Hasan Mustafawi, https://amzn.to/3gGrskl
* Imam al-Rida’s (‘a) Esoteric Traditions: An Exposition of Selected Traditions from ‘Uyun Akhbar al-Rida by ‘Allamah Hasan Mustafawi, https://amzn.to/3gr1bWY
* An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur’an by Muhammad Hadi Ma’rifat, https://amzn.to/3Kquhn9
* Discursive Theology Volume 1 by ‘Ali Rabbani Gulpaygani, https://amzn.to/3GnnIi1
* Discursive Theology Volume 2 by ‘Ali Rabbani Gulpaygani, https://amzn.to/3FFACra
2. 1 Book Newly Published Locally
We have also been able to publish locally ‘MBAYUKA TANU! MAGUINDANAON BAYUK TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLATION, AND ANNOTATION, https://amzn.to/3uJMjLH, on February 13 and to formally launch it on March 11.
So far, within 2 weeks only, at least 100 copies of it were already distributed. And if this trend continues, the book will become a bestseller, insha’ Allah.
You can get your FREE copy of the book’s first 50 pages (3 chapters!) here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5x4r7
3. Currently Writing 1 Book
On March 1, we have also started writing our next book, HOW TO SHARI’AH-COMPLIANTLY INVEST IN THE PHILIPPINE STOCK MARKET: STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE, and we have been able to write 93 pages of the book, surpassing our target of writing 60 pages. We will resume next month (May) and by the end of June, we hope to finish writing it and get it published, insha’ Allah.
If you want to have behind-the-scenes access to my writing process, challenges, and milestones as I’m writing this book, just get your FREE Membership of ElziStyle Book Writing Club here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/z7b1c8.
For this 2nd Quarter (April-June 2022), the following will be our targets:
* To distribute at least 30 written and translation books online and offline,
* To locally publish at least 3 more books, and
* To finish the current book project and publish it.
Bismillahi rabbi’l-qalam! (In the Name of the Lord of the Pen!)