Photo montage as a form of book marketing.

Many people are familiar with book trailers as a way to promote one’s work. I’ve got two that I’ve created, one for Kansas Two-Step and another for Quick.

But I got the idea to do a photo montage on Facebook in which images, closely resembling scenes from the book, would be posted, along with a page number and quote. It is far more brief than a book trailer and perhaps easier to accomplish. I realize that the concept of motion and music might be more powerful to some. however, with the right image and a tantalizing quote, this marketing tool might just as easily capture someone’s attention.

For those not one of my friends on Facebook, here it is. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.

P. 27 “And maybe it was just sour grapes because I lived in a combination loft/efficiency/office in a crummy old building on Douglas just outside of Old Town.”

P. 26 “I’d like to say that I was blown away by the architectural splendor of the house design or the magnificence of the landscaping. However, the superlatives would have been wasted. Each home had the same “trying-to-outdo-you” attitude making the whole effect moot.”

P. 38 “The garage door was open, the punching bag was swinging, and Gregg was lying down on the weight bench doing 200 lb. presses. The grey t-shirt-with-ripped-off-sleeves was covered with sweat and the ‘ooh’ was followed by the ‘aah’ as he lifted.

P. 78 “I paid my bill quickly and left. I walked down to Old Town Square and sat on a bench and stared at the shooting waters fountain.”

P. 45 “The early news on the NBC affiliate reported a body found in a field off E. 61st St. and North Broadway not too far from I-35. Nothing unusual about a murder except the severity of the assault.”

P. 168 “Still running the porn lines?” “Not enough money in that business. No, we reacquainted ourselves with some of our former colleagues. We have a lovely fenced-in house with a pool out in Goddard. It’s on a large piece of land so we have a lot of privacy.”

P. 152 “I hack into public and private databases to find out information which is useful to my clients who are usually shyster lawyers looking to get huge settlements in divorce cases.”

P. 14 “I sit here most of the day at my trusty computer. Occasionally, I go to the library or the Epic Center. More often than not, I go to Old Town for lunch and a beer. But I figure it’s within walking distance so it’s easy to stumble back here.”



  1. webgoji said,

    June 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    This is a really cool idea H.B.! Following the quotes with location is . . .

    oooo . . . beer . . . *drool*


  2. June 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Great idea! I want to start now, even though my book’s not finished, haha.


  3. myrickeaton said,

    June 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    You’re ‘the master’, H.B. Great idea!

    Bonnie j.


    • H.B. Berlow said,

      July 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Well, I did have two ladies who started a dramatic journey as inspiration to branch out. To you and Hazel, much thanks is due.


  4. lawrenceez said,

    July 6, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Seems like a good idea. Like the beer at the end, can really taste it.


    • H.B. Berlow said,

      July 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      Hmmm…Everyone seems to comment on the beer! And as far as really tasting it, I did. All the way to the bottom.


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