Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin KleonShow Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon

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

byAustin Kleon

Paperback | March 6, 2014

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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.

Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! His work has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He also speaks frequently about creativity in the digital age for such organizations as Pix...
Title:Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get DiscoveredFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 6 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:March 6, 2014Publisher:Workman Publishing CoLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:076117897X

ISBN - 13:9780761178972

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great advice too! A wonderful little extra to my bookshelf, for days when i'm in need of a little creative advice. I appreciate how the cover has a velvety texture. Pair it with Steal Like An Artist.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super handy! Quick to read and inspiring!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super inspiring! This book has inspired me to publish my design portfolio online which I was so scared to do prior to reading the book. It's pretty life changing.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Similar to Big Magic. Great reminders and learnings
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring! Really inspired me to get off my bottom and get some work done. It did help in dispelling the fear that artists face when it comes to creating and releasing work into the big wide world.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO MUCH LOVE I adore Austin Kleon. Both his books (Show Your Work, and Steal Like an Artist) are really wonderful resources to have around as any sort of creative. Prepare to be inspired!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Useful I don't find it quite as inspiring as Steal Like an Artist, but it's still full of useful information for the working artist.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love A wonderful read for anyone who wants to be more creative and expressive
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good This book is a continuation of the first book and is filled with good tips to share your work. I enjoyed the simple images that help illustrate The point.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Life changing should you adopt the tips
Date published: 2014-06-28

Editorial Reviews

"[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