Wednesday, August 17, 2011

QR Codes

A few months back, I posted about my favorite things as a way to talk about Quick Response codes, like the one below which will take you to the post in question:


Today there was a neat article in Publishing Perspectives about how these codes are being used to enhance print books, which I think is brilliant. For instance, Bill Cameron's COUNTY LINE (Tyrus Books) has QR Codes that link to discussion guides, an author video, and even a deleted scene. Our own Gordon Thomas' next edition of GIDEON'S SPIES, about the Israeli intelligence force Mossad, will include a QR code that links you to his blog for between-book updates.

What do you think?

3 comments:

  1. I like the idea, but I don't have a smart phone!

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  2. I think QR Codes are fantastic. Sometimes I scan them just for the sake of hearing that little beep. (Sad, isn't it?) Great post! :)

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  3. No...it's not sad. I love that beep.

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