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Mobile Barcode Advice for Writers

Using QR codes or Microsoft tags, we can embed barcodes (like the Microsoft tag posted here) on print posters, magazines or books.  Using a special mobile phone reader, smartphone users can click on these real life links to read material online.

At the Publishing App Expo yesterday, Microsoft tag business development manager Adam Schneider said that publishers are driving tags–five billion tags have been printed since January 2009. Social media expert Jay Baer used Microsoft Tags in his new book, The NOW Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter & More Social. Follow this link to use the free tagging service.

We’ve embedded the mobile barcode from the book above–as you can see, Microsoft has developed some custom imagery for tags. In addition, Atria Books marketing manager Hillary Tisman shared advice for writers looking to use Microsoft Tags. We’ve collected the tips below…

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Mediabistro Course

The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now! 

Hear from Disney, Time, and Microsoft at Publishing App Expo: Early Bird Rates End Today

Join us at Publishing App Expo, December 7-8, and get an inside look at how to bring your stories to tablets and mobile devices. Early bird rates end tonight at 11:59 p.m. ET. Register now and save.

You will learn how to build apps within budget, maximize discoverability, and monetize content across all publishing platforms. The conference program features magazine, book publishing, and app development experts and leaders who will draw a comprehensive roadmap of the publishing app world.

View full program here. You’ll hear from Lyle Underkoffler (VP of digital media, Disney Publishing Worldwide), Jeanniey Mullen (global executive VP and CMO, Zinio), Craig Ettinger (general manager, Time.com), Adam Schneider (manager of business development, Microsoft TAG), and more.

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