In the past, exchange between authors and readers
only took place during the new book party or briefing, where the
place was small and time was short and created an illusion of “big
hit”. Nowadays, with the spring up of e-books and social
networking websites, the former publicity campaigns would surely
require some more brainwork.
When "Walk with Trees" is close to its completion
, the compressed version will be uploaded to Facebook. We will make use of the “message board” to build up the
reader community. You can leave your comments to any articles.
Leon Lau, the author, and Mary Chung, the translator, will then
respond and interact accordingly. In this way, the spirit of “Walk
with Trees” can be persisted in the virtual world.
“The Vale of Trees” used to have forums, but
invited some unsolicited advertising and poppycock. Hopefully, the
membership system of Facebook would whittle down the misuse.
One of the features of books on ecology is that
no photographic skills are to be showed off. The focus is on the
appreciation of nature. It takes some time for the readers to like
it and then stay to become a community member. In the “message
board”, you will find someone somewhere shares the same view with
you. When you “Walk with Trees”, you may find someone walking ahead
of you; others walking in line with you; or some others walking
behind you starting a bit late. You are never alone!
Please do spare some time and read the online
version of “Walk with Trees” and leave us comments in the Facebook
Community (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hope to see your messages online next time!
Author: “The Vale of Trees” by Leon Lau
*translated by Mary Chung