online manifestos + guides
Chris Guillebeau’s Unconventional Guides are USEFUL. He’s breaking the convention of light-weight e-books that aren’t worth printing out, with a series of guides packed with substance, great interviews, current links and real inspiration. Most editions come with MP3 bonus audios and email updates. Very fine stuff.
The Unconventional Guide to the Social Web, by Chris Guillebeau + Gwen Bell
When you begin to use an active social media strategy to bring your message to people who care, everything changes. Traffic goes up. Sales go up. Whatever-you’re-doing goes up. And that’s what this project is all about. You, your message, and the rest of the world. From “basic” to rock star”packages, $58 to $129.
The rockstar package includes an audio interview with Gwen Bell + me, waxing philosophical about authentic branding and social media.
Great for social media newbies, a 60-page report and multiple audio sessions to help you escape the tyranny of a conventional working life. There is a $58 “Just Getting Started” version and a $78 upgraded “Escape Artist” edition.
Unconventional Guide to Art and Money, written with ZoÃ« Westhof
Why do so many artists fail in their quest to support themselves through their work? The answer has everything to do with learning to think differently about new media. Features case studies of eight successful artists from the U.S., Canada, Wales, and Australia. There is a $38 “Starving Artist” version, or a $58 upgraded “Picasso” edition.
Frequent Master Flyer: How to earn up to 200,000 frequent flyer miles a year and travel for free
Rad’ value: a detailed report, audio session, an extra PDF on Surviving Travel in North America, detailed Q&A, + complimentary updates for at least six months. Zoom.
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