What is a Digital Leap?
It is merely my branded method of putting a link in a book.
The top is some sort of illustrated symbol showing a character "leaping" into a computer.
Under that is the words "Digital Leap".
Below that is a Q/R Barcode, which can be scanned by a camera in a phone or tablet. That acts as a link that takes you to a website.
Below that is a shortened URL (like bit.ly). This is so that the reader can merely type in the URL into a desktop or laptop (and not have to scan).
Below that is the title and description of the Digital Leap, such as "Small Basic - Kid Testimonies".
The entire thing is formatted with a box around it.
What's the big idea?
A reader can interact with their book more by taking the Digital Leap into the Internet! It makes the book more social and fun, building more content and a new audience along the way.
What does a Digital Leap link to?
Anything, really. But it's always on topic. It will usually link to social media, such as a blog post that explains the topic in depth more (with some interaction in the comments), a Wiki article that encourages people to help work together to build the content, a Gallery item where people can download something (like a PowerPoint deck or Small Basic extension or large game), or a Forum thread (with a discussion in it).
Copyright 2013 Ed Price