Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon

Show Your Work!

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...

Details Show Your Work!

TitleShow Your Work!
Release DateMar 6th, 2014
PublisherWorkman Publishing Company
Number of pages224 pages
GenreNonfiction, Art, Business, Language, Writing, Design, Self Help

Reviews Show Your Work!

  • Ariel
    This was the kick I needed! I loved my reading experience with this book - it fell into my lap quite unexpectedly, full of my friend's annotations, and I flew through it. I had such a riot getting inspired and rethinking what the aims of creation should be. Full of quotations from a HUGE variety of creative types, full of manageable but impactful ideas, and with an excellent understanding of modern times and the tools we have at our disposable, t...
  • Pat Loughery
    Having just finished Austin Kleon's previous book Steal Like an Artist, which I liked but didn't LOVE... I didn't expect anything different here. I mean, the book's exactly the same size and shape, the same layout, similar in approach. But this one hit me right between the eyes half a dozen times over.I immediately started rereading this one, a library copy, and bought this one and Steal Like an Artist. I suspect that I didn't click with the firs...
  • Shannon Yarbrough
    I loved Austin's first book, Steal Like an Artist, and did exactly what he told me, including buying extra copies of his book and giving it to all my friends. As a writer and an artist, his advice is simple, inspiring, and fun to follow. I still use that book as a reference when I need a pick-me-up.His new book, Show Your Work!, feeds the need for those of us who wanted more! It's the same format - quick chapters with full page black and white ph...
  • Janet
    More than anything else, I felt really validated as I read Kleon's newest piece. It made me think of the very early days when Avid Bookshop was just a dream, when I was sharing my ups and downs with folks and hoping against hope that someday my business would be a vibrant brick-and-mortar bookstore. If you are a creator of any kind--and all of us are, or can be--this book will inspire you and make you feel empowered. Are you going to read this bo...
  • Donalyn
    Funny, smart, observant. So much of what Kleon writes resonates with me as a writer who blogs and tweets. Great ideas about building your tribe and sharing ideas.
  • Vojtěch
    Chápu, je tam mnohdy až moc obecných rad, ale jsou strašně dobře podané (alespoň pro mě). Kniha, která mi byla od začátku čtení (a nejspíš ještě po nějakou dobu bude) takovou malou učebnicí, která je rozhodně lepší než jakákoliv školní učebnice. Austin Kleon podle mě odvedl dobrou práci a svojí knihou dokáže bezpochyby plno lidí namotivovat. Pro mě je třeba velké zjištění, že mnoho lidí opravdu nezajím...
  • Christine Zibas
    "Whatever we say, we're always talking about ourselves." -- Alison Bechdel.And I could add, whenever we talk, we're always telling stories. Why do we write or make art or pursue creativity of any sort? The answer? To be more ourselves, to show who we are, to make a connection, to find our tribe.Austin Kleon, the author of this book is a "writer who draws" and in sharing himself here, he takes his readers deep into the element of connecting. In pa...
  • Rachel
    Anytime I need some inspiration or encouragement in my creative endeavors, I turn to Austin Kleon. His words get me so pumped up and inspired, and his books never let me down.
  • Suzanne
    This is an excellent primer on self-promotion for artists. I have to admit that I picked it up with some skepticism, just as I did with Steal Like an Artist. This follow-up has the same slick look about it, with Kleon's subtractive poetry and ample quotes from other artists. But, just as with the other book, as soon as I started reading, I was sold on it. I loved what this book had to say.The Goodreads summary covers the bullet points well, but w...
  • Nancy
    Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work, is a great follow up to his highly successful Steal Like an Artist; once you have been inspired and created work, you need to share your efforts with the world. Show Your Work is very simply written, using bold statements, art/poetry, quotes, and hand-drawn charts to elaborate on the author’s ideas. I appreciated Kleon’s bare bones style of writing; for this subject matter it really helps to get the point acro...
  • Abduraafi Andrian
    Ulasan lengkap: yang kubuat pada tahun ini adalah membaca buku nonfiksi. Tahun lalu, aku ingat betapa tidak tertarik dan merasa alergi dengan buku-buku motivasi, pengembangan diri, apalagi yang berbau-bau tekstual. Rasa bosanlah yang menjadi kekhawatiran utama dalam mencoba genre nonfiksi. Banyaknya fakta, teori, dan petuah, tidak diimbangi dengan narasi yang mengimaji masih belum bisa kuhadapi. Unt...
  • Rido Arbain
    Walaupun nggak seaktif dan semenarik Steal Like an Artist, tapi buku ini nggak kalah penting.Di sini, Austin Kleon membahas bagaimana cara membagi proses kreatif saat membuat karya untuk mendapat impresi dari calon penikmat karya. Bacaan yang relevan untuk dibaca semua pelaku kreatif yang hidup di era digital, di mana internet adalah medium yang tepat untuk memamerkan karya. Ada satu kutipan yang bikin spontan ketawa. Mungkin bagi sebagian orang ...
  • S.Baqer Al-Meshqab
    This beautifully-written book is a reference to artists specifically and to all people in general who have the potential to do something and establish a name in social industry. Ten Guidelines will direct you to the way of how to present your work to others, be accepted, influence and get influenced by, and most importantly, to stick around. It has been very helpful in shaping the way you look to the products you make and to the process in which ...
  • Loren
    When I was younger, I thought that if I just wrote the perfect story, people would love, I would be discovered, and then I'd have it made. That hasn't worked out the way I planned. I've come around to Austin Kleon's way of thinking: I love the encouragement to share my work as I'm doing it, rather than hoarding it until it's polished and perfect.The book is breezy and short, but I found nuggets of inspiration. I'm eager to put some of his advice ...
  • Alex Strick van Linschoten
    Enjoyed much of this quick but rich overview of ways in which sharing ideas, work, (etc) can be useful for both the author and his audience. Lots of practical ideas, most of which could be boiled down to what happens when you keep a blog regularly updated. Highly recommended to anyone who thinks for a living.
  • Mel
    My mom gave me this book and I was surprised that it actually is a great little fast read and reference guide to sharing your work in the modern world of social media and the Internet. I am sure I will refer back to this at some point. It has some good ideas written in an easy to digest format.
  • Nguyên ngộ ngộ
    Ban đầu không ưa cái thể loại này vì cái tiêu đề hơi lố: PR BẢN THÂN. Thường thì bản thân không cần PR quảng cáo, nghĩ đơn giản là nếu có gì đó hay ho thì sẽ nổi tiếng. Suy nghĩ đó đúng chứ, nên cũng đâu có ý định đọc cuốn này làm gì.Mà vì có quá nhiều review cho quyển này trên amazon và goodreadsMình nhất quyết đọc nó.Một luồng suy nghĩ mới ...
  • Hestia Istiviani
    I read and write this review in Bahasa Indonesia Sudah cukup lama setelah aku baca buku Kleon yang pertama, Steal Like An Artist, akhirnya keturutan juga membli buku yang kedua, Show Your Work. Masih tidak jauh berbeda dengan yang sebelumnya, Kleon mampu menuturkan hal-hal yang ada di otaknya mengenai "mempromosikan diri" dengan cara yang sangat mudah. Gaya Bahasa, Kosakata, dan PenyampaianKalau pernah membaca Steal Like An Artist edisi berbahasa...
  • Donna Alward
    I would have liked it to be a little more in depth, but it's a quick read, and I came away with a surprising number of little nuggets of insight.
  • Radha
    3.5I fleeeew through this little book. I liked it! It has a lot of concepts, advice, that if you work or study on a creative career or creative environment you've probably heard some of those before, but once in a while we need a reminder. We need to be reminded not to be too harsh on ourselves and from time to time step away and look at the work you've done, how far you've come, it also applies for entrepreneurs. The difficulty in every creative...
  • LibraryReads
    “Show Your Work! is a wonderful follow-up to Austin Kleon’s first book, Steal Like an Artist. Utilizing the same fun, graphic novel-ish type of format, Kleon gives practical recommendations about using the Internet and social media to create a community. I particularly appreciate his advice to concentrate on process, not on product, and the rest will follow. A must-read for anyone involved in the creative process.”Rebekka Hanson, Madison Li...
  • Sandra
    ...but in this day and age, if your work isn’t online, it doesn’t exist.If you want people to know about what you do and the things you care about, you have to share. This is so true.But it is also hard to keep up with all the social media!I need a good plan *sigh*Quote gem The cat sat on a mat’is not a story. ‘The cat sat on the dog’s mat’is a story. -John le Carré
  • Claire Handscombe
    Just finished this great little book, packed with inspiration and helpful tips about sharing your creativity with the world. As with its companion book, Steal Like An Artist, I need to go back and read it, make notes, and implement its advice.
  • Magpie
    I will definitely be rereading this book. With a notebook beside me to make notes of the excellent advice.
  • Katherine (DarlingBibliophile)
    This was very inspiring to me and now I'm gearing up to start writing again.
  • Cololiqui
    Excellent read for all of those who, like me, don't seem to know where to start.
  • Maria
    This book, like Mr. Kleon's other book, was inspiring and timely. It reminded me why I create and what makes creative work meaningful. Highly recommend!
  • Schuyler
    Social media is the beast that all of us bow down to in the modern age, especially if we're wanna-be authors. Go to a writer's conference, talk to an agent, and the first thing they'll tell you is grow, grow, grow that platform. It's overwhelming, and the temptation is to go out in the highways like the king with no guests and pull in anyone who can be begged, borrowed or bribed.My studies of social media only left me with questions. How is one t...
  • Vadim Sviridovich
    Если в предыдущей книге "Кради как художник" Остин Клеон, популярный блогер из Техаса, рассказывал как создавать гениальный контент, то в своей новой работе он учит как его продвигать и продавать.В десяти небольших главах, хорошо иллюстрированны...