No this isn’t meant to sound sexual! It’s a screen shot from Austin Kleon’s new book, Show Your Work, which is due out March 6th. I was lucky enough to get an E-Advanced Copy which I started today. (Hopefully he doesn’t mind me sharing!)
I fell in love with Austin’s second book, Steal Like An Artist, and loved it so much I bought copies for all my friends. As an author, it really inspired me and I continue to recommend it to others. It’s under 200 pages, full of pictures and doodles and pages like the one pictured above, so it’s a quick read. As for the size and style, think of those little inspirational quote books in the gift shop full of sunsets and puppies and you get the idea. But Kleon’s book skips the puppies and his full of artistic inspiration. Read my review here!
His new book, Show Your Work, is kind of about marketing and social media. So, it’s a bit help for an indie author like me. And this piece above really hit home for me today. Austin even mentions sharing a photo each day, but to “show your work,” and not just your lunch or latte. Point taken! Challenge accepted. It’s been tough doing this photo a day thing, so Kleon’s advice was perfect.
More about the book to follow. I’ll post a full review when I’m finished.