About 2 years ago, a friend of mine recommended that I read Derek Siver’s e-book to get some ideas on how to promote and connect with an audience. The e-book sent me down a new path in my professional life. Not only did I get a lot out of that e-book, but I signed up for Derek’s mailing list, followed his blog, and added him on Twitter and Facebook. (No, I’m not a stalker! ) I have learned a lot from Derek and from his recommendations. Plus, now I own quite the collection of books on being an entrepreneur, marketing, promotion, time management, and business. It’s really exciting for me to be learning so much – the business side of being a professional musician is fascinating!
So, when Derek wrote a book, I was ready to jump on board, if nothing else to support his project and ideas. I purchased a hard copy (although I love my iPad, there’s still something about holding an actual book) and waited patiently for it to arrive in the mail. Then I pressed “pause” on the other book I was reading (The Savvy Musician, by David Culter) and enjoyed Derek’s book.
There are other great reviews of his book, so I won’t bore you with details when I can just provide a link…. I will say this: I enjoyed the book very much. It’s written in an easy to read, story format that sticks with you. (especially if you check out the videos that are online.) If you’re a longtime follower of Derek, then his book isn’t anything new or surprising. But that’s not to say it’s not valuable or worthwhile. It totally is!
Here’s a great review of Anything You Want – Much better than the one my cat Miles (in the pic above) would give you after sleeping on the book.