In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how you can unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers.
Now, in a much more forward-thinking and vital book, he shows how you can take that critical next step on a creative journey―getting known.
Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered is why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about the usage of the network as a substitute for 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 Each and 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’ll find your voice for those who don’t use it) to the etiquette of sharing―and the dangers of oversharing―to the practicalities of Web life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it’s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any rough artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.
Show Your Work!
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (March 6, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076117897X
- ISBN-13: 978-0761178972
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces