Book Crossing that is, as in, I decided yesterday after months of trying to literally ‘give away‘ 70 plus books for free, to join the online community, BookCrossing.
You can find me here Wry Writer if you want to connect.
BookCrossing is the act of releasing your books “into the wild” for strangers to find, or via “controlled release” to another BookCrossing Member, and tracking where the book goes via journal entries from around the world.
First of all, once you’ve joined for FREE, you register each book that you want to set-free, and get a unique ID number, this BCID allows you to follow your released book where ever it goes, like a book passports of sorts. That is, of course, if the finder of your book takes time out to say hello, I found your book, and let you know where. But I think most book-lovers will give a response given they just got themselves a “Free” book.
At least, that’s the idea behind all this.
Once you have registered your book, and printed out a free bookplate for your book and fill in the relevant details, it’s then up to you to decide where and when you will release your book into the wild.
“Currently, over 7 million books have been released, worldwide, in over 130 countries.”
Today I will release my very first book—Lindsey Wong’s THE WOO-WOO—and see where it ends up. Who knows, maybe it will go on a grand adventure and travel around the world or, maybe not!
Oh, and next time, I’ll remember to take photos.