Book Club Picks on Instagram

The Book Loft in Great Barrington, MA, posted this image on Instagram. I like it because it features 9 separate images of new releases in one post, rather than 9 separate posts. Because the books all share the same theme (new release), this would work great for promoting new paperback releases for book clubs, too.

There are many apps available to make a photo collage like this one. The one I like to use is PicFrame.

  • It offers “73 fully adjustable frames supporting up to 9 photos or videos, text labels, rounded corners, photo effects, shapes, shadows, plenty of patterns and an easy color picker. You will always have a unique look.”
  • I also like that it has a square format appropriate for Instagram, but also 3:2, 2:3, 4:3, 3:4, 16:9, 9:16 ratios so you can also share photos via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Path and Flickr.
  • And I really like that you can select and place multiple images at one time, instead of selecting them one at a time.

You don’t have to limit your images to book covers. You can feature photos of your staff, book club leaders, or author images. Just have fun.

Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay