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Forever Young (To Publishing)

Forever Young (To Publishing)
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After five years on the YPG planning committee and two and a half years as your Chair, it’s time to hang my hat up. It’s been a wild ride, and it feels fitting to step down as I begin a new job as Production Manager at Simon & Schuster. But first, I thought I’d...
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New Kid in Town: Adjusting to Life at a New Publishing House

New Kid in Town: Adjusting to Life at a New Publishing House

Today’s the day. You’re dressed to the nines in your best blazer and shoes and your hair looks fantastic. You’ve actually eaten a decent breakfast for once, and you leave home 30 minutes earlier than usual. This is no ordinary workday—it’s your first day at a new house! Gulp.
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Third Time’s the Charm: YPG’s House Party No. 3 is a Roaring Success

Third Time’s the Charm: YPG’s House Party No. 3 is a Roaring Success

The Young to Publishing Group threw its third annual House Party in honor of the 2012 National Book Awards on Wednesday, November 14, from 8:00-11:00pm at Random House, Inc. The crowd ate, drank, and danced the night away--many simply did not want to leave!
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Put to Pasture: YPG Book to Film Club Takes on a Not-So-Pretty Film Version of All the Pretty Horses

Put to Pasture: YPG Book to Film Club Takes on a Not-So-Pretty Film Version of All the Pretty Horses

On Wednesday, April 18, a solid group of YPG members gathered at the AAP offices to watch the 2000 film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses (Vintage, 1993), directed by Billy Bob Thornton and starring Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, and Penelope Cruz. Read on for their perhaps surprising take!
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Hungry for the Games: YPG Does Battle on Hunger Games Trivia Night

Hungry for the Games: YPG Does Battle on Hunger Games Trivia Night

On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, around sixty YPG members from twelve AAP member houses and several literary agencies gathered at the AAP New York offices to duke it out on YPG's first ever Trivia Night devoted to The Hunger Games! Trivia Night made YPG members even more excited for the film's release, and will...
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Just Push Play: YPG Book to Film Enjoys Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Just Push Play: YPG Book to Film Enjoys Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

At the latest Club gathering, 23 YPG members from more than 12 publishing houses and literary agencies gathered at Scholastic February 22 to watch the film adaptation of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Overall, consensus was that Nick and Norah translated well to the screen, changes, random cameos, and all!
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YPG Cares About New York City Schools

YPG Cares About New York City Schools

On Saturday, October 15, 2011, a group of 16 YPG Cares volunteers from 9 AAP member publishing houses and a handful of literary agencies took part in New York Cares Day 2011 for the second consecutive year.
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YPG is Happy to Go “Back to School”

YPG is Happy to Go “Back to School”

On Tuesday, September 13th, approximately 50 YPG members kicked off the busy fall season at Scratcher for YPG’s "Back to School" Happy Hour. The low key, laid-back East Village bar ended up being the perfect spot for members to mix, mingle and enjoy $2 off drafts and well drinks.
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Acing the Interview: Tips for Young Publishing Job Seekers

Acing the Interview: Tips for Young Publishing Job Seekers

You can't believe it but you finally have a job interview! Interviews can be nerve-wracking, especially in a field as competitive as publishing. But the following tips can help you ace them with no sweat.
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Book to the Future: Enhanced E-Books

Book to the Future: Enhanced E-Books

On Thursday, March 10, 2011, AAP’s Young to Publishing Group held its rescheduled January Brown Bag Lunch entitled “Book to the Future: Enhanced E-Books” in Hachette’s 13th Floor Atrium.
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