By John Prince
Getting a solid review of your book can be elusive, but author Manijeh Badiozamani not only got a review, it came from IBNA—the Iranian Book News Agency.
Her Family Tales from Tehran, published in 2019, is a series of 46 short stories about family, relatives and events, as well as memories about trips back to Iran to visit her parents. Badiozamani grew up in Tehran and moved to the US more than 50 years ago.
The IBNA review uses paragraphs from my article in Villages-News.com and references the full story. Villages-News.com has incredible Search Engine Optimization and global reach—obviously as far as Tehran.
With a total population of about 83 million, the major official language in Iran is Farsi (or “Persian”) with about 10 million Iranians who also speak English, especially among younger adults in major cities. No word on how many books she sold in Iran.
Badiozamani’s latest book, One Summer in My Life—A Memoir in Short Stories, will be published by Hallard Press in July 2021.