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Dispatches from the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair

Dispatches from the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair
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The Frankfurt Book Fair is more than a gathering of industry professionals from around the globe; it’s a miniature technological and cultural ecosystem complete with 8 giant halls of booths, attendees from international publishers and literary agents to digital platforms and international bookstores/distributors, and even a book fair app. Not to mention the thousands...
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Teens Writing Teens: September’s BBL on Teenagers with Book Contracts

Teens Writing Teens: September’s BBL on Teenagers with Book Contracts
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The Outsiders, first published in in 1967, began a genre of books for and about teenagers—and it was written by one, too. S.E. Hinton wrote her bleeding-edge coming-of-age novel as a fifteen- and sixteen-year-old high school student. Nowadays young adult literature is still defined by that acutely teenaged voice, and it seems teen and...
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YPG Holds Sixth College & University Outreach Training

YPG Holds Sixth College & University Outreach Training
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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 6:30-7:30pm at the AAP New York offices (71 Fifth Avenue, second floor), eleven YPG members from nine different houses attended the sixth official YPG College & University Outreach training. The session was led by Carolyn Zimatore, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisitions at HarperCollins and was an effort to train...
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YPG Cares Partners with PS 64Q for New York Cares Day 2014

YPG Cares Partners with PS 64Q for New York Cares Day 2014
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On Saturday, October 18, 2014, seven YPG Cares members from a variety of AAP member publishing houses banded together for New York Cares Day Fall 2014 to serve PS 65Q: The Raymond York Elementary School in the Ozone Park neighborhood in Queens. In addition to greeting local schoolchildren and playing math games as a...
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YPG Special Edition Book Club: Queen of the Tearling

YPG Special Edition Book Club: Queen of the Tearling
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To celebrate this epic fantasy debut, Harper sent out hundreds of copies to YPG members in one of our most epic Little Big Mouth mailings to date. The first book in a new trilogy by Erika Johansen, THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING follows a newly minted nineteen-year-old queen on a perilous journey full of...
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YPG Cares: Volunteer for the 28th Annual Goddard Riverside Community Center Book Fair

YPG Cares: Volunteer for the 28th Annual Goddard Riverside Community Center Book Fair
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As our third year partnering with Goddard Riverside Community Center, YPG Cares is proud to support its 28th Annual New York Book Fair. Over the next few months, there are several opportunities to volunteer. Details for specific YPG Cares group volunteering will be distributed to the YPG Cares distro as well, but if you...
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Spooktacular YPG Halloween Happy Hour!

Spooktacular YPG Halloween Happy Hour!
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Yes, we noticed it too… Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are back!  And you know what that means: Halloween is right around the corner!!  Last year’s YPG/Children’s Book Council joint Halloween party was such a hit that we’re teaming up again like F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald to bring you the soiree of the year! Join...
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YPG Book-to-Film Club: The Phantom Tollbooth

YPG Book-to-Film Club: The Phantom Tollbooth
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“I read first when I was 10. I still have the book report I wrote, which began ‘This is the best book ever.’” (Anna Quindlen, The New York Times) Sound familiar? Then come join YPG as we go full-tilt book lover nostalgia and revisit this ingenious fantasy! We’ll be reading Norman...
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#YPGDigital: E-Only Imprints: Exploring New Models for Selling Books

#YPGDigital: E-Only Imprints: Exploring New Models for Selling Books
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Keep your finger on the pulse of innovation and join us for a panel of editors, producers and more who work for e-only imprints across the industry on Wednesday, October 22nd from 6:30-7:30pm at Random House (1745 Broadway, Room 601). From romance to young adult, discover how e-only imprints differ from the traditional publishing industry model and...
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