The Young to Publishing Group is an initiative of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) that strives to give entry-level and junior industry employees (typically with 0-5 years of publishing experience) a chance to build a community outside of their own publishing house and to educate themselves about the publishing industry as a whole. MEMBERSHIP IS FREE, and is open to all “young” (not far advanced in growth, junior, lacking experience) persons currently employed by an AAP member book-publishing house. For a complete list of AAP member houses, click here (http://www.publishers.org/members/).
Why is there a need for this group?
Based on a survey of assistant level publishing employees done in the fall of 2000, the Recruit and Retain Task Force (now the Diversity Recruit and Retain Task Force) witnessed a void in opportunity for newcomers to publishing (typically at the assistant/associate level) to network with their peers at the other publishing houses and to learn about the industry at large.
What are the goals this organization is trying to accomplish?
Provide an environment in which individuals new to the industry (0-5 years) feel welcomed and part of a bigger picture.
Create opportunities for individuals to learn about the publishing industry as a whole—all the departments and steps that influence the making of a book.
Organize opportunities for industry peers (entry/junior level) to mingle, network and get to know one another.
YPG Planning Committee: email@example.com
AAP contact: Olusina Adebayo (OAdebayo@publishers.org)
For other YPG chapters, please contact:
Bay Area: Natalie Nicholson at Lonely Planet (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Boston: Mattie Sowash at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (email@example.com)
Philadelphia: Jaime M. Estrada at University of Pennsylvania Press (firstname.lastname@example.org)