Author Geoff Henley published his book Beyond Reasonable Doubt: A Lawyer’s Case for Disbelief in God earlier this summer.
It’s self-published — not coming from a major publishing house — and authors who take this route usually have to fend for themselves when it comes to marketing their book.
So Henley filmed “sexy girls in bikinis” fighting over the existence of God (probably NSFW):
Is it cheesy? Absolutely. And that voice at the end gives me the creeps.
But it’s unique.
I showed the video to a friend who runs a campus atheist group. His response:
“I wonder if they’d do that debate for my campus group”
Henley put together one other promotional video — This one is also NSFW (it’s sexually suggestive) and has the same cheesy/creepy-voice factor, but I did like the humorous punchline.
Whether you like the videos or not, I think they’re in good fun and definitely an interesting way to raise awareness for his book.
And I’m jealous that I didn’t think of it first.
But I do have an idea for the next time I need to promote a book… (C’mon Richard Wade. Just one bikini. It’s all I’m asking.)