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  1. ToeKneeBlack

    ToeKneeBlack Contributing Member Contributor

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    QR Code on the Back Cover

    Discussion in 'Self-Publishing' started by ToeKneeBlack, May 4, 2016.

    This might not be a new idea, but I've decided to put a QR code on my the back cover of one of my books. The code itself is a simple link to the official website for the book, but there are many possibilities with this.

    You could have a link to an online shop, or a sample for people with smart phones to take away and read. The only downside is the appearance - some people think QR codes are ugly. I might be a few years behind the times, but some people might think they're cool.

    Do you think QR codes are a good thing to put on a back cover?
    What information might you want to hide in there?
     
  2. agasfer

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    Sure, it's a good idea, and if you do a google search, you will find that, as you say, it is not new, and is being done now. It can not only link to a website, but it can also open up an interactive communication (of course textbooks sometimes do this, but think what Rowling did with her interactive websites). You could provide up-to-date offers, or even (if you had a small target audience of specialists or were a bit masochistic) allow the readers to communicate directly with you.
     
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  3. Hambone

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    I think its a great idea. If someone thinks its ugly, it will just be skipped over. For the people that know what may be hidden behind a QR code, well, there you go.
     
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    Wave of the future, until the next thing comes along anyway.
     
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