Thursday, 12 December 2013

How to add a QR code to your book

You have seen them - the little boxes of black and white code - and maybe you even use them. They are a quick route - literally quick response - for mobile users to access web information etc.



They are very easy to add to your book if you are publishing yourself or run a publishing company. And while you will probably always provide a print web address - they make a nice addition e.g. for people in bookshops who may not buy there and then but want to get more information; or need to confirm. They can just scan, read or store the details and job done.

To add:

  1. Decide on the information you want to encode - ideally this should be a page that knows it is being viewed by a mobile device with a small screen and adapts itself; at the very least a page that users can use on any device.
  2. Encode it using a QR generator app e.g. http://tag.microsoft.com/home.aspx or online at http://goqr.me/
  3. Download your image and stick it wherever you want it used.

Enjoy!

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