I was thinking about how best to promote my book where everyone else will be promoting theirs, but also, I don't want to be overbearing about it. First and foremost, I am attending the conference to improve my craft. Second, to network, which means making connections with people, not necessarily selling books--that's just a bonus if it happens. So I'm contemplating a couple of ideas:
- Making a button to wear with my book cover on it (for later recognition). Should I put a QRC on it? Probably not--it'd probably be weird for someone to put their phone up to my chest long enough to read the code. So I'll skip that part.
- Printing a QRC onto stickers to place on the back of the bookmarks I hand out at the conference. That would lead them directly to my blog with its reviews of Nourish & Strengthen as well as the purchase links. Probably a good idea, right? Or do I make a QRC leading them to Smashwords and give a code for a percentage off?
My question for today: Will a QRC linking someone to my blog be as effective as linking to a .com? Ideally, I suppose, the QRC would lead the viewer to the author website which would then have links to the blog. Except I can't. Yet. Working on that...
Anyway, I'd love your advice.