Friends on facebook tell me that they love the convenience of electronic books so much that they are actually reading more books than ever.  Reading and rejecting more, too!  With so many varieties out there to choose from, and the borrowing of books electronically made so easy and cost effective, people are not hesitating to pick up on lesser known authors.  Want proof?  Just last month, according to The,  four self-published authors were on the New York Times ebook best seller list.  Yes, “The Times” has an ebook best seller category and Colleen Hoover’s book “Slammed” was in eighth place, therefore ahead of none other than the successful, big publishing house author James Patterson who also has an ebook on the New York Times ebook best seller list.

Isn’t that exciting?  I believe it should excite each and every one of you self-publishers as it does excite me who is also in the same category.

As an aside, today I waited 30 minutes at the bank for service.  Last week I waited in a dentist office.  There was a wait for my oil change as well as for Sunday brunch.  All this waiting got me busy thinking, and I thought that it sure would be nice to read a book and so I whipped out my iPhone, because that is where I keep my Kindle (an app) cleverly disguised, and I read some more of my delicious book with each wait.

 What all of this excitement has to do with waiting is this:  When I waited in line at each of these public places I noticed each had a table full of free reading material.  With that in mind, I say you can put a little teaser or excerpt from one of your books in some of these waiting rooms in the form of graphic, quick scanning QR codes.  Try adding graphically enhanced QR codes onto a book mark sized print out or even to a business card sized format.  You can certainly use an ugly, slow to scan but free QR code generator found online to produce your QR teaser or you can go with a professional graphic designer  like the ones at and get the benefits of a faster scan, more compelling graphics with analytical and or changeable data.  Either way, QR codes are a great way to promote your readership.

If this article fills you with questions, contact the experienced pro’s at and have a 15 minute, no obligation chat about book mark teasers or how they can assist you with graphic QR codes and readers.

Your questions and comments are welcome here as well.  Leave one today!  In the meantime, check out some of the QR code examples shown here (designed by random artists).










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  1. Can’t wait until I’m on this list.

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