wow I was looking at the adelaide link and at first i got excited that all the places I released had had releases (like I picked good active places). Then I realised that WAS my activity I was seeing (silly me)
Heh! I like to see more "little red numbers" on the hunting pages even when I'm the one who put them there; where I live, I can reach several neighboring towns and one neighboring state quite easily, so I do try to keep as many of those areas on the hunting pages (that is, release something there within 30 days) as I can.
Ok. So what I have to do is think of a way to create a zone then!!
That'd be great! You don't *have* to create an OBCZ, of course - you can just find handy and/or scenic places to leave books - but if you can find a local business that would like to be listed as an OBCZ, that could be added to the hunting-pages and might tempt more local releases. (You may have already found it, but if not, there's a "start a zone" page under the "community" tab with some info: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/promote
I don't know if there are any Little Free Libraries ( http://littlefreelibrary.org/
) in your area, but if not, you might try setting up one of those; LFL is a separate organization in its own right, but its goal of putting up very small neighborhood book-swap sites works well with BookCrossing.
I admit that despite my long BookCrossing history and active wild-releasing schedule I've never set up an OBCZ; there are handy non-BC-specific book-swap shelves in the area already, plus the more recent Little Free Libraries, and I like to mix it up by releasing there as well as on park benches, public sculptures, etc.