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World Write Web: #YPGDigital’s Panel on Online Writer Communities

World Write Web: #YPGDigital’s Panel on Online Writer Communities
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As the audience filed out of the last taping of David Letterman’s run on the Late Show on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, a group about twenty publishing professionals and aspiring authors gathered just down the block at the Penguin Random House midtown offices for “Your Guide to Online Writer Communities,” hosted by YPG Writers...
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YPG Discount: Writers vs. Publishers Charity Basketball Game

YPG Discount: Writers vs. Publishers Charity Basketball Game
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Date and time: This Saturday, June 20th at 3 pm Location: St. Francis College Gym, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY Tickets and details: www.nationalbook.org/other_nba.html Cost: $10 using discount code “YPG” ($25 face value, so YPG gets a 60% discount!) Proceeds go to BookUp, the National Book Foundation’s literacy nonprofit Players: Publishers: Rodrigo Corral (FSG...
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Ghost in the Machine: YPG’s May BBL on Ghostwriters & IP Development

Ghost in the Machine: YPG’s May BBL on Ghostwriters & IP Development
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On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 during lunchtime, 31 YPG members met at Penguin Random House downtown headquarters for May’s BBL, Guns for Hire: Ghostwriters & IP Developers in a Changing Publishing Landscape. Moderator and YPG Planning Committee member Karl Jones, an associate editor at Grosset & Dunlap/Cartoon Network Books, introduced the four panelists—Wendy Loggia,...
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YPG Digital: Not Your Mother’s Ebook

YPG Digital: Not Your Mother’s Ebook
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Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 23nd from 6:30pm-7:30pm (location TBD) for an in-depth #YPGDigital panel on the next wave of e-publishing in our industry. Apps, animations, and so much more are elevating books to new heights of storytelling innovation. We’ll be joined by experts from across publishing to discuss enhanced e-books and their role in our...
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ALA’s Banned Books Read-Out Booth at ALA Annual 2015

ALA’s Banned Books Read-Out Booth at ALA Annual 2015
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If you’re going to be at ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco and you’re passionate about banned books and the freedom to read, the American Library Association and Sage Publishing would love for you to sign up for a 30-minute shift (or more, if you’d like) at the Virtual Banned Books Read-Out Booth. Duties...
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Happy Hour Mixer with YPG Bay Area at ALA Annual 2015

Happy Hour Mixer with YPG Bay Area at ALA Annual 2015
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Some of you may not even know this, but we have a YPG Bay Area chapter that is very active, and they would like to host a joint mixer for any YPG members coming in town for ALA Annual. It is tentatively set for Local Edition Bar (691 Market Street, San Francisco, about a...
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YPG Writers (Un)block: Summer Secrets

YPG Writers (Un)block: Summer Secrets
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Do you wish you could get a bit of writing practice without signing up for a class? A chance to get out of your own head and maybe away from your current project and just write for fun with no expectations or stress or commitments? If so, you’ll be happy to know that Writers (Un)Block is back! This time...
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YPG Diversity LinkedIn Update

YPG Diversity LinkedIn Update
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Thank you to everyone who has joined the AAP’s LinkedIn group for Bookjobs Diversity HERE. Our hope is that this will serve as a resource for members at all of the AAP member publishing houses to use when recruiting diverse candidates into the industry, to reveal that there are people already working in publishing...
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YPG Special Offer: FREE Intensive Workshop at 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference

YPG Special Offer: FREE Intensive Workshop at 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference
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The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference will be held June 12-14, 2015 at Manhattan College in New York City. This is an opportunity for publishing staff to learn from seasoned publishers as well as educators, designers, and digital developers about the newest developments and opportunities in children’s publishing. The conference includes a diverse range...
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