Big news: Cover Letters for Creative People now available* at your local library

This is some big news, with some big caveats.

The short version: You may soon be able to borrow Cover Letters for Creative People for free through your local library.

The longer version: It might take a bit of work.

See, Cover Letters for Creative People is published through both Amazon and Smashwords just announced that it is partnering with Overdrive, the nation’s largest library ebook distributor, to make Smashwords books available in their catalogues.

If your library has an e-book program, it’s probably through Overdrive.

To be able to check out an e-copy of Cover Letters for Creative People, you need a few things, though.

First, you need a special app. It’s free, and you can get one for Android, iOS and even use these ebooks on old-school-style Kindles. I love the Overdrive app and use it for most of my e-reading, when I’m not purchasing books.

Here’s the other trick: Your library also needs to have bought one or more copies of Cover Letters for Creative People.

Libraries get a special discount when buying Smashwords books, so if you really, really want to read Cover Letters for Creative People, tell your local library that you want them to buy a copy through Overdrive. (Or two or three, I’m not picky. 😉

The Smashwords/Overdrive partnership is very new–just announced in the past few days–so your local library may not yet be aware of it. But give it a shot! Let me know how it goes. 🙂


#Resuchat Wrapup

Last Tuesday I hosted my first Twitter chat, on optimizing your cover letter for entry-level jobs, with Jackalope Jobs. I was expecting it to be overwhelming, and it was (kinda), but mostly it was fun and energizing. Thanks to everyone who participated.

If you missed it, Jackalope Jobs has posted a great summary of the chat here.


I’d like to do more of these so if you know of a great Twitter chat looking for guest hosts, let me know!


Buy the book(!) and a FREE cover letter Twitter chat tomorrow!

Hi loyal readers!

Cover Letters for Creative People is now available for purchase!

This week only, it’s 50 percent off if you visit this link.

ALSO, tomorrow I’ll be hosting Jackalope Jobs‘ #Resuchat on Twitter.

If you’re looking for an entry-level job, this chat will answer all your questions. Or as many as I possibly can in an hour, anyway!

The Twitter chat is at 8 p.m. EST on Tuesday, April 9.

Read more details here.


The Book Is (For Real) Coming

Hey guys – some of you are no doubt wondering when Cover Letters for Creative People will actually hit Amazon’s shelves. The answer is: soon. By the middle of the spring semester at the latest the book will be out. Really looking forward to this, and I hope you are too! In the meantime, follow @CreativeCLs on Twitter for updates and links to job postings in social media, PR, and journalism.