"There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love, and like that colossal adventure it is an experience of great social import. Even as the tranced swain, the booklover yearns to tell others of his bliss. He writes letters
about it, adds it to the postscript of all manner of communications, intrudes it into telephone messages, and insists on his friends writing down the title of the find. Like the simple-hearted betrothed, once certain of his conquest, “I want you to love her,
too!” It is a jealous passion also. He feels a little indignant if he finds that any one else has discovered the book, too."
Earlier this fall, I received approval from BC management to open an official BookCrossing account on Instagram and now that we're settled in our new home, I've got it all up and running. I'm super excited about this as I know it will be another great way to share our passion for books and book sharing with the world!
If you are on Instagram, please follow the account: @bookcrossing_official
I'm really hoping the whole BookCrossing community will contribute as I'd love to have BookCrossers from all over the world represented on our account. To contribute photos to be posted to the account, send photos to: BConInstagram@gmail.com and include the following information:
Your BookCrossing username Location the photo was taken (city, state, country, etc.--whatever applies) Any description you'd like me to include in the caption Any applicable and appropriate hashtags to be included in the caption
I will respond to all emails within 48 hours so please contact me if you don't get a reply. That likely means I didn't receive your contribution.
Please note that I plan to put up all applicable and appropriate photos that are sent to me but may spread them out over time if I have a lot from the same person or area. Don't worry if you don't see all yours at once. I want to represent us as the diverse group that we are. Also, please be aware that our audience encompasses all ages so I won't be posting any graphic images or profanity.
I'm really looking forward to it all---Happy BookCrossing!
CONGRATULATIONS, elizardbreath!!! : D I don't really participate in Social Media, so I'm not on Instagram at this time, but I know many BCers who take FABulous photos of their releases and attach them to their Release Challenge posts. I'll bet BC on Instagram will be a HUGE success!!! KUDOS!!! : D XO
Most people follow Instagram and other social media accounts, so I think this is a very good way to attract new members and keep old members interested. I may even send a couple of photos for you on the following months, thanks for all the work elizardbreath : )
Edit: I just posted the news in the Greek forum, there are some very active BCers there : )
I think this is a brilliant idea! I know there are a lot of BCers who take some lovely book photos that seem like they would be a great fit for Instagram, which seems to have a number of creative book lovers. I don't take very many book pics, but if I do get a good one, I'll be sure to send it your way.
It's great to have Instagram to spread the word on BC and to share snaps on bookish places! Thank you Elizardbreath for posting my release snaps 😊 A Polish release from Golden Gate in Gdansk was caught right after its release, yay! http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14967734/
for taking this on. I do post on Instagram for our OBCZ. Will try to remember to send you the pics and details. Also, I know there is a way to repost, honestly I need my younger staff to teach me. May make this project easier for you. I believe you need a repost app.