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5.0 out of 5 stars A Little Book of Generosity, 7 Mar 2014
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Austin Kleon's last book "Steal Like An Artist" still sits on my "favourites shelf' beside my bed. Perversely, I'm glad I only gave it four stars, because this new one deserves even more. It's a thoroughly enjoyable and insightful take on the vexed subject of how to share one's creative work with the world at large. Highly recommended for those of us who think we'd quite like to "get our work out there" but are spooked by the whole idea of self-promotion. In fact, it's rather more than that - its guiding philosophy is about contribution and being a part of something bigger. Don't imagine that it's 'holier than thou', it's anything but. It's a funky little book, with a generous heart.
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?
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5.0 out of 5 stars The author gives more to people who liked his approach, 19 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Show Your Work!: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Getting Discovered (Paperback)
‘Show Your Work’ written by Austin Kleon in some way is a sequel of his earlier work ‘Steal Like an Artist’ where author gave numerous simple though useful advices how to unleash own creativity by borrowing ideas from the people around you.

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. Given the above mentioned, Austin Kleon book can be recommended to anyone who wants to awaken the artist in him/herself or get the answer in which areas we are making errors in our approach; that is what often happens to artists engrossed in their world wondering what's wrong with the audience not seeing many opportunities provided.

The author calls on the sharing of ideas and works, and particularly with this book he deserved a good voice to be shared about it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas book., 30 May 2014
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E. C. Smith (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This is an interesting book full of ideas of how to go about getting your work displayed or shown. It gets you thinking along the right lines and it's amazing how many more ideas, or versions of the ideas given, that come into your head. A really useful book and a great help.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring man., 12 July 2014
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N. Newitt "natalie_newitt2" (Dorset UK) - See all my reviews
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So good I brought it twice! I now have the kindle and the softback. Great for inspiration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, 15 Jun 2014
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A great book; easy to read and with some really great actionable steps.
Made me really think differently about self-promotion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars simple. blunt. true., 11 May 2014
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Distilled unapologetic wisdom. Great read in one or two sittings. Feeling free to just be and share now more than ever. Thank you, Austin.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book review, 8 May 2014
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Really enjoyed this book found it interesting and inspiring. Would recommend this book to friends and aspiring artists. Good value
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4.0 out of 5 stars share and enjoy, 19 April 2014
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There is no point in blogging for the sake of it. This book tells you it's ok just to share what you enjoy. But sharing is the key to engaging your audience.
This is a short book but the advice in it is what you're paying for. Recommended for anyone trying to get their work noticed on the internet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful, easy read, 7 April 2014
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I have recently got the book, the first impression is great. It is easy to read and I have already found lots of useful bits. I think it is in a handy format that easily fits into my bag. Though it arrived with delay, I really appreciate the legendary amazon customer service(and the customer assisstant called Gaurav C) because after getting in touch with them(they called me back), I had received the book on the following day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and inspirational, 26 Mar 2014
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I love steal like an artist and this follows logically and is equally inspiring. Shortwave and to the point lots of tips for the creative
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