Friday, January 14, 2011

Scanning Your Work

If you publish your own books, or are creating a publishing company, even online, you may have to learn how to place barcodes on your covers. That sounds easy enough, but it can be a real headache. Even when you need to put them on your books, you don't necessarily have to be able to scan them. If you are going to sell books, however, or sell anything, you need a barcode scanner. There are other uses for barcode scanners. They can help you index your inventory, scan information into a computer program to track that inventory, and know when you need reprints, or how much money you should have from sales. Such exact methods of accounting can also help you at tax time. It is worth investigating the use of a scanner, and what options other than sales they can provide.