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YPG Cares Supports the Hunts Point Literacy Festival

YPG Cares Supports the Hunts Point Literacy Festival

YPG Cares members from four AAP member publishing houses and other companies rallied over the weekend to support the Hunts Point Literacy Festival in the Bronx on Saturday, May 31st, 2014. Volunteers manned a table giving away Get Caught Reading posters and coloring animal bookmarks. Thanks to our YPG Cares organizer Allyson Rudolph for...
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YPG Cares Volunteers for Twelfth Story Pirates Event!

YPG Cares Volunteers for Twelfth Story Pirates Event!

Nine dedicated YPG volunteers from seven AAP member houses powered through over 100 story reviews for the Story Pirates. A vote was taken and the volunteer who identified the winning one-liner received free tickets to the Story Pirates’ monthly adult After Dark show, where free wine and good fun flows.
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YPG Cares Continues to Support HousingWorks

YPG Cares Continues to Support HousingWorks

For the third year in a row, a group of about 20 YPG Cares volunteers stepped up to support HousingWorks Bookstore Café by assisting with their Open Air Street Fair on Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 9:30am to 6:00pm. Congratulations to our volunteers on the continuation of a wonderful partnership and another successful event!
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YPG’s Town Hall Discusses Career Transitioning

YPG’s Town Hall Discusses Career Transitioning
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On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 6:30PM, over 80 YPG members from 17 AAP member publishing houses and related companies joined the very first YPG Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition at the NYPL Jefferson Market Branch with YPG Planning Committee member panelists: Alex Arnold, Editorial Assistant, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Children’s Books...
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YPG Writers: Shut Up & Write!

YPG Writers: Shut Up & Write!

So, this might not be the most original idea, but sometimes it’s just nice to be in the same room with other writers. You get to talk a bit, and write a bit, and possibly make a few friends. That’s what this event will be, minus the talking part (at least at first). So...
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Guest Speaker: Packback Books

The AAP’s Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division’s Books Committee will be hearing from guest speaker, Mike Shannon, Co-founder, Packback, Inc. on Friday, July 18th from 11:00am-12:00pm at the AAP New York office (71 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor), and YPG members are invited to attend—in-person or via webinar—free of charge. Packback is a Chicago-based company...
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YPG Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition

YPG Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition

It can be hard to navigate the world of publishing when you’re worried about being pigeon-holed in a department, genre, or job that isn’t your ideal match, and moving around within the industry sometimes feels more difficult than going in a completely different direction. Well YPG is here for you—and we’re ready to...
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Gettin’ Digi With It: Social Media Marketing Panel

Gettin’ Digi With It: Social Media Marketing Panel

Authors and publishers are taking to platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Buzzfeed to connect with readers in new and fascinating ways. Understanding trends and opportunities in social media can help propel a book into consumer awareness or even build a brand for an author/company. Join us on Wednesday, June 25th from 6:30-7:30pm at...
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The Art of the Pitch: June’s YPG BBL on Pitching and Positioning

The Art of the Pitch: June’s YPG BBL on Pitching and Positioning
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On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, roughly 60 YPG members from over 12 AAP member publishing houses gathered at the Random House offices for a panel discussion called The Art of the Pitch. The panelists were four top editors: Executive Editorial Director Alvina Ling from Little, Brown for Young Readers; SVP Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Hershey from...
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