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Poetry Book Will Be Released With QR Codes

When poet Eloise Klein Healy‘s new book A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings comes out in 2013, it will come with bonus audio files of her reading her work. But instead of these recordings coming with a CD or DVD, readers can access them with a QR code.

Readers can use a QR code reader app to access 35 audio files of more than a hundred poems in the collection.  (Readers who don’t have smartphones can access the content on the author’s website).

Healy’s publisher  Red Hen Press is not the first to experiment with adding QR codes to books. Simon & Schuster announced this past summer that they would begin adding QR codes to all books beginning this fall. The Simon & Schuster QR codes link to author pages which include things like videos of authors and details about other books.

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Coffee Shop QR Code Site Seeks Submissions

South Carolina-based writer Tim LeVan Miller has launched a new platform to bring short stories to readers in independent coffee shops called Sips Card.

Essentially, readers can read a story with the free card. Readers can scan the QR code and read the story while they drink their drink.

The Sips Card website explains how it works: “Customers at participating venues can pick up a Sips Card with their drink order. Each card contains a QR code, loaded with a short story from an independent writer meant to last as long as their drink. The cards are venue specific and include their business information as well as that issue’s author, story title, and website.”

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