- Paperback: 215 pages
- Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman) (1 April 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076117897X
- ISBN-13: 978-0761178972
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 15.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Show Your Work!: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Getting Discovered Paperback – 1 Apr 2014
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"["Show Your Work" is] timeless; readers can return to it repeatedly throughout life and still glean useful ideas and tips... Anyone starting out (or starting over)...will find upbeat encouragement here." "Library Journal" Some people are natural self-promoters. For others, it s painfully difficult to put their work out there. In this creatively designed pocket-sized book, Kleon offers the latter group effective strategies that allow them to share their work without leaving their comfort zone . Kleon s advice is sassy and spot-on. "Publishers Weekly" [The] subtitle could just as easily be, How to Self-promote Without Being a Jerkface. It s an incredibly useful and compulsively readable short book. "Fast Company" Kleon addresses with equal parts humility, honesty, and humor one of the quintessential questions of the creative life: How do you get discovered ? In some ways, the book is the mirror-image of Kleon s debut rather than encouraging you to steal from others it offers a blueprint to making your work influential enough to be theft-worthy. "Brain Pickings" A must-read for anyone involved in the creative process. "LibraryReads" Kleon s powerful advice makes this small-format book not-at-all little. "Booklist" In this motivating book, packed with smart approaches, ideas and quotes, Kleon teaches you how best to navigate through creative work in the present day. . . . A certain and deserved bestseller. "The Bookseller" It s not often that I find myself reviewing a book that I can say has already changed my life. . . . At a crucial turn in this fabulous little wallop of a book comes the simple directive, Share something small every day. That something oughtn t be your Instagrammed latte or a selfie, but something useful or interesting about your work. Put enough somethings out there, and a lone artist or entrepreneur can soon be a productive part of a creative community. "BookPage""
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In this sequel it appears that the author wanted to give more to people who liked his approach still offering format that proved successful – quotes from people you heard of, small chapters with black and white photos intertwined with some great tips the author is selflessly giving.
Kleon begins his book with his 10 very simple tips that are at the heart of his work – “You don’t have to be a genius”, “Think process, not product”, “Share something small every day”, “Open up your cabinet of curiosities”, “Tell good stories”, “Teach what you know”, “Don’t turn into human spam”, “Learn to take a punch”, “Sell out” and “Stick around”. And when you look at this list you see these are not some great wisdom, but the more you think of them you’ll see that this are great advices that we often ignore.
The author emphasizes how important is for each creative person to dive into own artistic personality and make those necessary changes in order to be better able to present to those people you see and want them to be your audience. It is important to note that this is not a classic self-help, which provides the steps you need to follow but more about the tips that every creative person will translate in what we do best and what we don’t do therefore paying attention to become more successful.
‘Show Your Work’ is book extremely easy to read, a reader can open it on any page, read few paragraphs and leave it at any time, because each part is the whole for itself.Read more ›
It does assume, though, that 'getting the work out there' means getting it on the Internet. Austin, when you do a second edition, how about some thoughts on sharing work in the non-cyber world?
Made me really think differently about self-promotion.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book - long enough to pique interest and short enough to read in one sitting with a few cups of tea. Read morePublished 5 days ago by B. Hunt
Excellent book for those of us who find it difficult to promote our work. His other book 'Steal Like An Artist' was the reason I went on to buy this one. Read morePublished 13 days ago by AJ
Some good ideas for writers and artists here. As usual, with this type of books, one could also read a summary to just get the ideas, but even as it is, it can be read in a few... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andreas Eigenmann
More to read than expected! Perfect gift for a designer and artist. Small size means its easy to store away in a drawer or bag, good to read on the toilet or before bed!Published 1 month ago by charlie
It is a second book of this author which i have bought. I like it original design and interesting content. It is quick to read - strait to the point. Read morePublished 1 month ago by margarita
Snappy inspirational book with some new ideas for social media luddites.Published 3 months ago by Penny Treasure
I suppose if you have no one to converse with regards a creative slump then this book is like your best friend who understands all too well the doubts that arise for most creative... Read morePublished 3 months ago by JoJo
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