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Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
Your Price: $19.95 CDN
Author: Austin Kleon
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 224
Pub. Date: 2014
ISBN-10: 076117897X
ISBN-13: 9780761178972

About the Book:

In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by "stealing" from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey - getting known.

Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It's about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time "networking". It's not self-promotion, it's self-discovery - let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive.

In chapters such as You Don't Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user's manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity - what he calls the "ecology of talent". From broader life lessons about work (you can't find your voice if you don't use it) to the etiquette of sharing - and the dangers of oversharing - to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it's an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.

What people say:

"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

"[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

About the Author:

Austin Kleon is an American writer, artist, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. His work has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, TIME, The Atlantic, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. He also speaks frequently about creativity in the digital age for such organizations as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist. He describes himself as a writer who draws and brought his depth and range of experience as a creator to his book, Steal Like An Artist, an illustrated manifesto for creativity in the digital age. He lives in Austin, Texas.




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