With the Journal Entry Quota I refer to the response given by finders of BookCrossing books. It’s a fact that the books we release are found. Sometimes, they disappear only minutes later, and it rarely happens that a book remains at the release site for longer than a day – unless the release site happens to be in the middle of a forest or in an equally deserted spot.
But even though all those books are picked up, we’ll get a response for merely 10 to 20 percent of all releases. This number is a rough estimate, based on the long-standing experience of active BookCrossers. Since about a year, though, this rate is extremely regressive [german], following the upgrade of BookCrossing.com in June 2010. We’ll get back to this in a moment.
Therefore, we need to ask the following question: What happens with the books when they are found?But wait, there’s more!