I guess I was looking at it as a QR code just for the author's "about" page, instead of for the whole site. (I never use QR codes personally and prefer to go to main pages on my desktop and explore for myself rather than being walked through things, but I think I'm a dying breed!)Edward M. Grant said:The point of the QR code for me is that you can pull out your phone, scan it, and go straight to the web site to find more info about the book, or more books by the same author. But, yeah, I'd leave the existing info on the cover, too. Mine just go down in the corner beside the barcode.
I agree...They are just part of everyday life. They don't take much space either, stick them down in the corner.Weibart said:To me, QR Codes are absolutely not cheesy! QR Codes have been integrated into a surprising number of (seemingly increasing) areas of our every day lives. Ever notice when you get a receipt it has a QR Code on it? Or instructions for new electronics or house hold items? QR Codes are being used in hospitals, universities, and other institutions. Industries are finding many uses for them and that looks like it's a good sign they're becoming more commonplace and might just be here to stay, for a while, until they're obsolete and become completely eradicated down the line.
I plan on incorporating QR Codes into the printed versions of my graphic novels. I like QR Codes because, if you link it to a URL, the webpage for that address can be updated and revised however you like and it makes it easy to stay timely. It adds an interactive element to your book, and gives you an extra opportunity to convince a potential reader to pick up the book and, if it's part of a series, show them what's to come in the books that follow.