February 3, 2005
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BookCrossing Raffle to be held February 17, 2005
Don't miss your chance to get in on a good thing! The raffle to benefit the April US BookCrossing Convention 2005 will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at the San Antonio BookCrossing Meetup. Names will be announced that weekend, most likely Saturday. Names will be kept tallied in Convention/Meetup forum. Click here for more information and to enter the drawing.
Meetup Madness coming your way!
Next week, all over the world, BookCrossers will be doing something they love almost as much as releasing books - meeting other BookCrossers! Want to know if there is a Meetup in your area? Check the Conventions and Meetings forum, www.meetup.com, the various forums for languages other than English, or BookCrossing Yahoo! Groups, where you can do a search on "BookCrossing". See you at the Meetup, and don't forget your books!
How an OBCZ helped spark a reading fire in a nonreader
"Um...it's a nice idea, I guess, but I don't read books."...
[read it all at http://www.bookcrossing.com/articles/1605]
BOOKCROSSING AUTHORS AND THEIR BOOKS
List now available!
Have you ever wondered how many BookCrossers have had books published? Would you like to know who they are and the titles of their books? Have you wanted to support BookCrossing by using affiliate websites to purchase books by BC authors but didn't know where to go to get the information you needed?...
[read it all at http://www.bookcrossing.com/articles/1607]
Take a look around
I spy wild books running free...
[read it all at http://www.bookcrossing.com/articles/1608]
CALL FOR WRITERS
Want to write for BookCrossing? If your article is accepted, you could see it featured here in the next newsletter. What topics do we need? Anything about books, reading, or BookCrossing — tutorials, release and catch stories, well-traveled book stories, funny BookCrossing experience stories — you get the idea. Write it up, then submit it here:
Top 10 Countries All-Time
| USA|| 159,520 (49%)|
| CANADA|| 24,518 (8%)|
| UNITED KINGDOM|| 22,855 (7%)|
| GERMANY|| 20,905 (6%)|
| SPAIN|| 16,094 (5%)|
| AUSTRALIA|| 14,784 (5%)|
| ITALY|| 12,271 (4%)|
| FRANCE|| 4,603 (1%)|
| PORTUGAL|| 4,167 (1%)|
| NETHERLANDS|| 3,716 (1%)|
Top 10 Countries Last Week
| USA|| 742 (44%)|
| UNITED KINGDOM|| 160 (10%)|
| GERMANY|| 156 (9%)|
| AUSTRALIA|| 94 (6%)|
| CANADA|| 89 (5%)|
| SPAIN|| 71 (4%)|
| FRANCE|| 37 (2%)|
| ITALY|| 32 (2%)|
| NETHERLANDS|| 31 (2%)|
| NEW ZEALAND|| 31 (2%)|
Wild books released by our members are being caught all over the world, every day! Our site watch forum is where members post news of great wild book catches. Here are some of the best from the last few days...
Found in Japan
"[My daddy] brought it home for me to read . . ."
"I found this book in the school library..."
After a long drought in san diego, finally a catch!
Thank you for the lovely gift from my childhood!
Now, how did this get to be found in my town in South Carolina?
I'm excited My first new BC'er
A cruise catch!
I'm pleased with this one
2 for 2
Book reported found after 16 months!
Another one checks in after 21 months in the wild!
Stuck in a bookcrossing rut? Seeking guidance for your next wild book release safari? Here are some fresh ideas posted by members in our Release Challenges forum to whet your adventure appetite. And if you can think of other timely or unique challenges, post them to the forum and you may see them here in the next newsletter!
This thread is for the Valentine Challengers, I will put some info in point form
"Electoral Book Votes" challenge (mainly for USA)
cross-post -- February book release for Danny Clune
March - Oh, the Places We Can Go Release Challenge
Sundays in February
Our forums offer hundreds of new topics each day. Here are a few recent ones you don't want to miss... jump right into the conversations!
What book did you dislike and yet read until the end anyway?
started by WritinReader in Book Talk
Attention BookCrossing authors!
started by TexasWren in Announcements
Manawatu, NZ article.. Woo-hoo!
started by jblueafterglow in Announcements
how do you keep track of books you've sent and who's rec'd them?
started by Abbynormal92243 in Release Challenges
2/2 and 2/3: What are you reading now?
started by Amusedbythis in Book Talk
hot air ballons and bookcrossers unite.
started by billythekid in Site Watch
Author Anniversaries - February
started by Pixette in Release Techniques
Bookcrossing handout for libraries and schools
started by BelmontLib in Announcements
Changing rooms in clothes shops? Bad idea?
started by Random-Poet in Release Techniques
Anyone working on the Toronto 2006 con yet?
started by AwesomeAud in Conventions and Meetings
UK Unconvention, Birmingham, 1st-3rd July 2005
started by Netstation in Conventions and Meetings
2005 Registrations In
started by Sonora in Conventions and Meetings
Your most successful release locations?
started by Jaremeister in Release Techniques
And now: Announcing the New Zealand Convention, Easter 2005
started by FutureCat in Conventions and Meetings
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