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What Color Should I Dye My Hair?

Now you get to decide. Donate to the 2011 BookCrossing Convention and pick a color, and when our fund meter gets to 80%, I’ll dye my hair whatever color is in the lead at that time. At 90%, I’ll add another color, and at 100%, you’ll see me with three. If you don’t want me to dye my hair, there’s an option for that too, so vote today!

(And for those of you who don’t really care what color my hair is, every donation also receives free BookCrossing wings for one month, courtesy of a most generous anonymous donor.)

Note: Yes, I’m still on hiatus, but this is timely.

Got $25? Advertise at the 2011 BookCrossing Convention!

BookCrossing.com, the international book sharing and tracking website, is holding its annual convention in Washington, D.C., in April 2011. Hundreds of book-lovers from all over the world will attend and we would like to give you the opportunity to reach these people by advertising at the convention. Pricing begins at just $25.

What is BookCrossing?
BookCrossing is a massive online community boasting more than 900,000 members all over the world, joined by their common love of reading. The idea behind BookCrossing is to share your books and follow their travels. Each book receives a unique ID number. Once the book is registered, users release it into the wild – give it to a friend, leave it on a park bench, or donate it to charity. BCinDC, a group of BookCrossing.com members in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area, are hosting the 2011 BookCrossing Anniversary Convention. You can find out more at http://www.bcindc.zoiks.org.

What do I get out of advertising?

  • Exposure to hundreds of new customers.
  • Word of mouth advertising via the BookCrossing forums, which are visited by thousands of book lovers every day.
  • Free advertising at our website.
  • A listing in the convention program and on a poster at the venue
  • Additional benefits at each advertising level.

How do I get started?
Send an email to bcindc2011@gmail.com and we will send you the full information about advertising levels. Thanks!

Convention 2011 registration price increases on Jan 1!

The Early Bird Rate for the 2011 BookCrossing Convention registration expires as the clock ticks over into the new year! That’s just under two weeks away. We are on Eastern Standard Time here in D.C. and so that is when the change will become effective.

If you would like to qualify for the lower $150 rate you must do 2 things:

  1. You must submit your registration form BEFORE the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2010 EST. (That’s when the ball falls in Times Square.)
  2. You must submit payment within 3 business days. That means that your PayPal transaction must be submitted or your check postmarked by Wednesday, January 5, 2011. If you cannot make this deadline then please send the regular convention fee amount of $175.

There are some special deals available now on the website: http://tinyurl.com/bcindcdeals. In order to qualify you must submit your PayPal payment or postmark your check within 3 business days of submitting your registration form. Don’t get disqualified from some great deals by procrastinating on sending in the payment.

(Please note: if you submitted your forms prior to December 1 and you have already paid, you will be grandfathered in and are qualified for promotions regardless of the length of time it took you to pay).

What are you waiting for? We want to see YOU at the convention in April, so register today! http://tinyurl.com/bcindcregistration

BookCrossing Convention, April 15-17, 2011

You may have noticed that I’m a member of BookCrossing. (How you would have missed it I’m not sure.) BookCrossing has an International Anniversary Convention every year on the weekend nearest its birthday (April 17) and in 2011 it’s going to be here in Washington, DC.

It’s going to be awesome.

First off, you really have to check out the BC in DC website because it’s gorgeous. Kate’s done such an amazing job.

Second, we’re holding an auction to help raise funds for the convention in order to keep registration fees down.

There are eight themed boxes in all, with bidding open for two weeks each. I’m sure some of my friends would be interested in the Harry Potter box, the Books to Movies box, or the Cooking box. There are a few I’m thinking of bidding on as gifts for other people. You don’t have to be a BookCrosser to win. And if you’re local or I’ll be seeing you in person, you don’t even have to pay shipping – I’ll bring it to you.

In related news, we are collecting Choose Your Own Adventure-type books. They don’t have to be that specific brand and they don’t even have to be children’s books – just the CYOA style. If you come across any at thrift stores or yard sales, please send them our way:

BCinDC c/o Kate McDevitt
P.O. Box 343
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

(Or you can send them to me if you’d prefer. Either way is fine.)

I am so excited about this convention, I can’t even tell you. Even if you can’t attend or donate or bid in the auction, I’d really appreciate it if you helped spread the word. Link, Digg, Stumble, Tweet, or whatever – just please tell your friends. It’s going to be so much fun.

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