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hi, do I just write the number in the book? Or do I need a special label? Thanks
Stacey x

 

You could just write the number in the book but, unless the book's finder already knows about Bookcrossing, they won't know what the number means (or what to do with it). So, in that case, a brief explanation is useful.

Of course, you *could* handwrite an explanation inside the front cover but a label could be easier (and neater - depending on your handwriting!). The link below contains links to downloadable labels and a suggested message if you choose to write it yourself:
https://www.bookcrossing.com/labels

It's not necessary to actually buy special labels (although there are nice ones available if you want to buy them). There are free labels that you can print out and just write the number yourself. These are the labels I use:
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/BCLabels-Avery5163-Blank.pdf

Remember, each book you register will need its own unique BCID (Bookcrossing ID) number!

And, finally, if you haven't found them yet, the FAQs are helpful in answering a lot of initial questions you may have!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/faqs

 

Thank you so much!

 

It's not necessary to actually buy special labels (although there are nice ones available if you want to buy them).

And if you can afford to buy them, and want to, then you'd be supporting BookCrossing by doing so. Sales of supplies and of (optional!) Wings memberships is what keeps the lights on and the server humming.

 

hi, do I just write the number in the book? Or do I need a special label? Thanks


Well, you'd need at least the BCID number and the URL of course, but probably some explanation of what it is all about as well, if you want people to join in and journal your book. I prefer labels myself, pre-numbered ones from the store and blank ones I print and fill in the number myself, depending on the book, either of which I put on the inside of the front cover. I also put a Tiny Label from the Supply Store on the spine of every book, covered in clear packing tape since they tend to pop off, and at least one Free Book or Take Me Home type label on the front cover so people know they can take the book, and again I use some from the Supply Store and some I print at home depending on what fits on the cover without covering up the title and author.

I hope you enjoy it here.

 

thank you! i dont want to sound daft, but what URL? will I get this info when I register a book? thank you in advance!

 

will I get this info when I register a book?

Yes, you will!

It's http://www.bookcrossing.com/ and then the book's BCID, which you will get by registering it. You'll also get an example note that you can write into the book.

 

Sorry I meant to say you'll need to put the website www.BookCrossing.com, in addition to the BCID number, or no one will know where to go to journal (catch) the book.

 

Ok, think I've got it, thanks, I've got some labels from a link someone gave me! Thank you all for your help!

 

i dont want to sound daft, but what URL?

You don't sound daft :-) I had to look it up myself.
Wikipedia says:
A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), colloquially termed a web address,[1] is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it.
See I have learned from your question too :-)

 

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