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Dear YPG: I’ve been at my job for a year. Should I be worried if I am doing the same things as the other new assistants are?

Dear YPG: I’ve been at my job for a year. Should I be worried if I am doing the same things as the other new assistants are?
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Dear YPG: I’ve been at my job for a year. Should I be worried if I am doing the same things as the other new assistants are? I feel like I am behind the curve. Dear Year On the Job, One important thing to remember is there is no one, right path when it...
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YPG Cares: Volunteer with Books Through Bars

YPG Cares: Volunteer with Books Through Bars
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Books Through Bars is seeking volunteers to help pack and ship books to prisoners. BTB is an all-volunteer run collective that sends free books to incarcerated people across the country. Currently, they have a backlog of over 500 letters from prisoners requesting books, so if anyone is able to volunteer their time, it would be...
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YPG Book Club: And the Winner Is. . .

YPG Book Club: And the Winner Is. . .
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You voted, and the first selection for the YPG Book Club is: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan! Get started reading, and we’ll notify you through the newsletter for details about our first book club meeting in October. Please contact Danielle (Danielle.Kolodkin@harpercollins.com) and Heather (Heather.Allen@harpercollins.com) with any questions!
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YPG Contest: Make Your Own Children’s Book Movie Trailer!

YPG Contest: Make Your Own Children’s Book Movie Trailer!
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Do you love movie trailers? Do you especially love movie trailers for book-to-film adaptations? Well, now’s your chance to make one yourself! Announcing YPG’s FIRST EVER contest, with this month’s theme: CHILDREN’S BOOK TRAILER! Do you have a picture book from childhood that you made your parents read and reread every night? Was there a favorite middle...
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September BBL: Facts of Fanfiction

September BBL: Facts of Fanfiction
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Cassandra Clare, E.L. James, Anna Todd. What do these authors have in common? Before they published bestselling books, they wrote fanfiction and gained a dedicated following of fans. How does fanfiction go mainstream? What’s the process behind editing something that was originally published as fanfiction? Join us for a panel on the intersection between...
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YPG Cares: Back-to-School Happy Hour

YPG Cares: Back-to-School Happy Hour
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Summer—believe it or not—is almost over. We may not be hitting the books anymore, per se, but kids throughout the city are heading back to school (and you know what that means: fewer tourists and fewer rowdy kids interrupting your commute!). So let’s celebrate this wonderful change of the season by getting together for...
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August BBL: The Recipe Behind Cookbook Publishing

August BBL: The Recipe Behind Cookbook Publishing
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What ingredients and steps go into the intricate processing of publishing a cookbook? How do editors decide which restaurants or chefs to approach? What goes into recipe testing and how do you publicize a cookbook? More importantly, who gets to eat all the scrumptious food after they’re done taking the photos and how do...
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Book Trivia Happy Hour

Book Trivia Happy Hour
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Join us for a competitive and engaging book-themed trivia night! Test your literary prowess against fellow YPGers as only true book lovers and wordsmiths can. Booze will be served, teams will battle it out, and prizes will be won! Where: Juke Bar (196 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003) When: Wednesday, August 23rd from 6:30 – 8:30pm RSVP Here
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Summer Game Night

Summer Game Night
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In February we hid from the cold by hiding indoors and playing games. Well, now it’s time to hide from the heat! Whether it’s Settlers, Cards Against Humanity, Candyland, or Uno, grab your best games and join your fellow YPGers for a night of friendly competition. This event is BYOB, so feel free to...
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Networking for Introverts

Networking for Introverts
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Calling all introverts! Do publishing pitches make you tremble in fear? Does just the mention of a mixer make you break out in a cold sweat? Then join YPG for a panel on Networking for Introverts! The 45-minute panel discussion will feature publishing professionals (and self-proclaimed introverts!) who will speak on the strategies that...
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