Have you ever wondered if there’s a way you can alleviate the readers’ experience through technology such as using a QR codefor 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.
You can also embed other kinds of data within the QR code.
What’s more interesting with QR codes is that- you also have the freedom to redirect your QR code’s information to another file even though it has been printed using a dynamic QR code.
Yes, you read that right! Even though it has been printed. Therefore, there’s no need for you to generate another QR.
For example, suppose your QR code eBook is redirected to an image file or image gallery today, and you decided to replace the type file into a video file tomorrow. In that case, you can do this by updating your QR code.
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 redirect your information to another landing page anytime you want even when printed.
You don't need 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.
QR code for books and how to use them?
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 libraries for an easier book searching 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.