All quiet on the Eastern Front: but not for long…

originally posted on my website – August 27, 2014

Judging by how quiet I’ve been on social media lately, you’d be forgiven for thinking I’ve disappeared in a giant sink hole off the East Coast of Australia!

Much better than that, I’ve been touring Vietnam with Wendy Wu Tours (and my husband). We had a wonderful time with 23 other Australian and 5 British travellers walking around and exploring the main touristy sites starting in Ho Chi Minh City and finishing in Hanoi. Loved every hot, sweaty minute of it!

But I’m home now, just in time for the Book Expo here in Sydney this weekend. I’ve booked in to a few workshops on the Friday, will be participating in my first ever Panel Discussion on Saturday (1:45pm) and than hovering around the Odyssey Books Stand for the rest of the weekend.

I’ve bought some tee-shirts with The Ouroboros Key book cover on the front and will also be walking around handing out postcards. If you see me, say hi. My girls will be doing the same. Say hi to them as well.

I’ll also be tweeting (@patricialesliea) and facebooking (patricia leslie author).

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Hand selling books with social media

SM4 Writers

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As you know I am an author. My first novel came out January 2012, published by Harper Collins.

So why do I do all this stuff on social media, BooksGoSocial etc etc?

I believe we are in a new age of hand selling or screen selling (screlling?). I have heard it said that one of the main benefits of a good bookstore is that you can have good books recommended to you. You can also meet authors when they come to the shop to sign their books.

But social media allows me to meet and greet individual buyers and answer their questions. We get about 1000 hits a day between this site, my social media for authors site and BooksGoSocial.com.

The main benefits of screlling are:

* You can meet people from all over the world and communicate with them.

* You can engage long term with readers, answering different questions over…

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