Please take these two months of wings as a token of “Thanks” for pardoning our dust while we've been working on localization, design, usuability, and global fulfillment. Two months of forum sorting, default journal entries, no ads and much more is just a click away.
Click the button above to let us know you'd like to take advantage of this unique offer and we'll automatically upgrade your account. You'll begin enjoying the benefits instantly when you click this button - or click here right now. Don't forget to check out our new shipping rates, higher quality Bookplates and remodeled supply store. PLUS 25 FREE labels with any purchase of 25 custom labels.
Photo Quality Custom Labels now Outsourced
Better labels. Faster fulfillment. Happier BookCrossers.
This week marks a big milestone for BookCrossing. We’ve outgrown the garage and have headed to the big city! Your orders will now be printed and packed by our friends at DigitalLizard located only 40 minutes from our office. While we are bittersweet about letting go of our fulfillment obligations, after 10 years, it’s time to hand it over to the professionals for the sake of providing you with better service while bringing us one step closer to global fulfillment.
With the fantastic options to customize and personalize labels, we think you’ll flip your BookCrossing lids when you try our Label Creator.
“Prenumbered?” you ask. “No problem!” we chant.
“I want my cat’s glamour shot on my label!” you demand. “Voila!” we cheer.
Make your own custom Bookplates now and get creative! Check it out by placing an order. And, as if getting customized labels faster with higher quality output isn’t enough incentive, we’ve thrown in 25 free labels (Packer’s Choice) with every order of 25 labels or more. We hope you are as wowed by the quality and speed as we are!
TEES AND MORE FLOSS
by our friends at mentalfloss.com
The good people at BookCrossing have once again given us 250 words to tell you about our t-shirts. We could go the hard-sell route, but you see the shirts. If you want one, or want to see more, you'll head over to mental_floss.
1. In 2010, a sex pheromone found in male mouse urine was named ‘darcin,’ for Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy.
2. The Procrastinators' Club of America newsletter is called “Last Month's Newsletter.”
3. Hong Kong Airlines now teaches flight attendants wing chun, a form of kung fu, to subdue unruly passengers.
4. When asked why he chose the name Piggly Wiggly, founder Clarence Saunders said, “So people will ask that very question.”
5. The eight juices in V8 are tomato, spinach, celery, carrot, beet, lettuce, watercress and parsley.
6. Crayola means “oily chalk.” The name combines the words “craie” (French for “chalk”) + “ola” (short for “oleaginous,” or “oily”).
7. According to AT&T, more collect calls are placed on Father's Day than any other day of the year.
8. In 2009, the plastic pink flamingo became the official bird of Madison, Wisconsin.
9. Rice-a-Roni (“The San Francisco Treat”) was based on an Armenian recipe for rice pilaf.
10. The “L.L.” in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.
Want to learn more? Pick up the latest issue of mental_floss magazine, visit mental_floss, or follow us on Twitter. Oh, and don’t forget to check out those t-shirts!
TIDYING UP THE UK MEMBER LOCATIONS AND RELEASE ZONES
And now, a message from the UnCon Newsletter...
A new entry on the Schedule for this year’s Nottingham Unconvention is a presentation from the UK BookCrossing Region Managers, who will be asking for our help.
For those of you who don’t know who the Region Managers are, they are a group of volunteer BookCrossers who help to tidy up the release zones on the BookCrossing website by responding to information posted in the Site Clean-Up forum. They can correct spelling of zones, jiggle them about into the correct places, and hide those that no longer exist (ie cafes that may have shut down). The UK has its own team of Region Managers to help sort things out. So instead of the Natural History Museum in London being located in ten different zones (and at one point three different countries), they can combine them into one release zone. Historically, UK release zones have been organised based on a three level U.S. system (country -> state/province -> city/town), which is not always a good fit for multi-level UK locations.
There now is the opportunity for UK BookCrossers to influence how release zones are set up on the main BookCrossing website in the future. With only 15 minutes scheduled to discuss this at the Uncon, the Region Managers are asking that we all think about how we would like to see UK release zones organised in advance of the Uncon, so that the discussion can kick off quickly on the day.
And if you can’t make the Uncon but want to post your ideas, please head to the site clean up forum at Bookcrossing.
Remembering Becky by ResQgeek
The Kindness of BookCrossers by AngelFrouk
In the Australian Wild by SaraJFoster
BookCrossick by Eva4Eva
Catching a BookCrosser by bookczuk
On a Free Books MISSion by Boekenspookje
Sydney Unconvention 2010 Catch!
The notebook travels: Belgium, Italy, Wiena, Montanegro
Mother love leaves Castle in Scotland and travels to France
...a homeless tarantula!
Central Park Book tree Catch
very well travelled book makes it to convention
BCinDC Convention book sends best wishes
Amazing AF catch