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A new batch of books is in!

Ghost Cities of China book
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ASTORIA, NYC- A new batch of books have arrived. I now have 50 copies of Ghost Cities of China to sell at my speaking engagements (whenever they begin again) as well as to anyone who’d like to order a signed copy.

It kind of makes me feel excited looking down at that pile of new books. It makes me think of doing talks and meeting with people, book signings, being out in a crowd of people at an event. Speaking events are kind of the author’s equivalent of the victory lap, and it’s something that I’ve come to miss a little these days as I sit around my NYC apartment waiting for this pandemic nonsense to end.

If any of you would like a signed and personalized copy, feel free to click the button below and I will get one sent out to you if you live in the US or Canada. If you live elsewhere in the world just get in touch and we can discuss shipping rates.




Thank you!

Ghost Cities of China bookWade Shepard with Dan LevinAt the book launch event in Beijing in March, 2015.

Filed under: Authorship, Books, New York City

About the Author:

I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3611 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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VBJ is currently in: Astoria, New York

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  • Trevor Warman May 12, 2020, 12:01 pm

    That’s an impressive stack of books.

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    • Wade Shepard May 13, 2020, 10:25 am

      Thanks! How’s things in Kenya? Would be interested to hear how the local people are doing now. Any chance of doing another part of your series?

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      • Trevor Warman May 14, 2020, 6:18 am

        Its almost done.

        Had a message from iVisa regarding affiliates. They scrolled through my blog even. What do u reckon..

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        • Wade Shepard May 15, 2020, 10:18 am

          I’m not the best person to ask about this. I don’t do affiliate programs. It’s basically just no-risk, no-investment, free advertising for the company. But a lot of other bloggers love and (apparently) make money from them. Try it out. If it doesn’t work remove their ads.

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          • Trevor Warman May 15, 2020, 10:31 am

            They got back to me. Their banners are NON RESPONSIVE . Really. ? What is the point. Lmao

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            • Wade Shepard May 16, 2020, 8:17 pm

              Hmm… That’s not really a problem if you use ads that are 300px wide or so. That way it will appear roughly the same on desktops and on mobile. You may also be able to create separate containers for desktop and mobile ads. That’s not really a deal breaker. Although I still maintain my position on affiliates. Unless their for something that you really support and want to talk about a lot and promote, not really worth it.

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  • Trevor Warman May 13, 2020, 2:27 pm

    Hi Wade. Have been wracking by brain to come up with a story line for Part 4.

    Life is slow. But things seem busier in town. Lockdown up date is due Saturday.
    I need to ask people.
    Have a few snippets of info but these are not verified but totally believable…. in Kenya everyone knows the police are corrupt as hell. (Am getting a few KENYAN followers).

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    • Wade Shepard May 15, 2020, 10:21 am

      Excellent! Yes, build that audience up. Just talk about daily life and people will follow. That’s what’s actually interesting. Most bloggers are writing about top-10 this and extreme adventure that and basically try making themselves as uninteresting as possible. people are interested in real life. Sit a kid down in front of YouTube and they will prefer watching these inane videos of other kids playing on playgrounds and doing normal shit over anything else. Adults aren’t that much different.

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      • Trevor Warman May 15, 2020, 10:31 am

        Hope u like part 4

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        • Trevor Warman May 15, 2020, 11:09 am

          I love it Thank you man…

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          • Wade Shepard May 16, 2020, 8:18 pm

            Thank you! If you have a moment a review on Amazon USA would be excellent!

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            • Trevor Warman May 17, 2020, 4:33 am

              All done albeit on amazon uk as thats where i bought it from

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              • Wade Shepard May 19, 2020, 8:49 pm

                Excellent! Thank you.

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        • Wade Shepard May 16, 2020, 8:18 pm

          Loved it. Thanks!

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