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Austin, Texas USA


Monday, August 26, 2002

Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time

books registered:0806
released in the wild:0462
controlled releases:00
releases caught:064
controlled releases caught:00
books found:043
tell-a-friend referrals:01,407
new member referrals:097
forum posts:0254

Stats are updated every few minutes.

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On my site, I posted some tips for a successful release in the wild, locations for releases that have been successful, places where you can buy cheap books so you can release them, and sample hand-written notes. The Open Directory Project's BookCrossing category lists more Book-Crossing-related sites. (Want to learn more about the Open Directory Project and how you can become a volunteer editor in the category for your favorite book or author, your hometown, or whatever?)

If you're in the Austin area, check out the austinbookcrossers Yahoo group!

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Wild Release Statistics
Released in the wild: 458*
Caught by non-BookCrossers: 48
Caught by BookCrossers: 14
Total catch rate: 13.54% (10.48% non-BC, 3.06% BC)

* There's a difference of 4 with my official wild release number because I released 4 at a garage sale and then un-released them when they weren't picked up. I'll release them again somewhere else soon!

Book Rings/Rays I've Started
I've started the following book rings and rays. If you'd like to get on the list for any of them, just send me a private message and include any shipping preferences you have.
The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence
Dead Man Walking
How to Stop the Next War Now
Life of Pi
MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country
The New Rulers of the World
Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism
Stealing Jesus
Two or Three Things I Know for Sure
Why We Can't Wait

The following rings/rays are either complete or lost:
The House on Mango Street (completed!)
MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country (audio) (completed!)
MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country (lost)
The Peace Book (lost)

The following rings/rays are based in the Austin area:
The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things
Fast Food Nation
How to Stop the Next War Now

Book Rings/Rays Coming My Way
The Da Vinci Code
Woman at Point Zero

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