How to create QR codes for books and bring textbooks to life
July 11, 2022
Have you ever wondered if there’s a way you can alleviate the readers’ experience through technology such as using a QR code for books?
Apart from the traditional book printing along with its printed static images and texts, how can we possibly innovate books with a touch of digitalization and innovate reading experience using QR codes on books?
Furthermore, there’s no way you can put all of the content and information in books, right? Now, this is how QR codes come in handy!
Two types of QR codes for books: Static and Dynamic
The information embedded in Static QR codes is hardcoded. This means, you cannot edit its data file once it’s printed in your books.
It stays permanent and will lead you forever to the information you have embedded
On the other hand, if you generate a QR code in dynamic mode for your books, you can retarget your data to another data anytime you want even when printed, without having to generate another QR code again, or worse, produce a new chapter of your book just because you got it wrong or you want to redirect it.
Depending on what type of information you want to show to your readers, there are different types of QR codes you can use.
We will discuss how you can use QR code for books and the type of QR feature that corresponds to it.
For Publishing Houses and Authors
Website or web page redirection
If you want to redirect your readers to a certain landing page or website online, you can use the URL QR code solution for this.
A URL QR code will redirect scanners to a website when they scan the QR code.
For example, if you’re an author, you can redirect your scanners to your personal blog or website to read more of your posts and encourage them to subscribe to your email so you can keep them up-to-date.
You can also redirect them to Goodreads or Author Central if you have your works available in there.
Sharing of your personal profile or contact details
If you’re the type of author who is open about sharing your profile to your readers and is open for possible contact in the future, you can use a vCard QR code for this.
Using a vCard QR code, you can share your complete profile with your readers and connect with them.
This is also one way to market yourself to your readers.
Moreover, you can’t add your complete profile on the book.
There’s just a little to no space to that, and a vCard QR code is a solution for that without being too obvious.
Engage and acquire more readers.
Connect with your readers in different media platforms
Have you heard about a social media QR code? Well,social media QR code will display and connect all of your social media channels together in one scan.
This is a great way for your fans to follow you directly on your social media platforms without looking for your individual profile.
Connect with your fans using a social media QR code.
You can also make individual social media profiles for a particular social media you want to be followed.
If you gain more followers, they might buy your upcoming books too.
Redirect your readers to an image gallery
Make your pictures alive for your readers by using a QR code that will redirect them to the online image gallery related to the text or the chapter of the book.
Instead of printing a static picture that doesn’t make any impact or impression, you can upgrade printed books using QR codes for external graphics and photos.
For this, you can use a file QR code and upload your file image.