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Event recaps, helpful tips, and other articles contributed by YPG members.

Dear YPG

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Dear YPG, I really don’t know the difference between an ARC and a galley. Help! That’s a great question, especially because at some houses, the terms are informally used more or less interchangeably. But there is a difference! According to the AAP’s own Bookjobs.com Commonly Used Terms page: Formatted in book form, bound galleys...
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Dear YPG: How do I get an interview if I’m new in town?

Dear YPG: How do I get an interview if I’m new in town?
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Dear YPG, I recently moved to New York from the Midwest to pursue publishing jobs. Even though I had publishing internships in college (also in the Midwest), I’m really struggling to get interviews. I’m not sure if it is realistic for me to pursue an assistant-level position even though I’ve already interned. Any advice...
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Panel Recap: Sensitivity Readers

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On December 7th, a group of YPG members gathered in the Dr. Seuss Room at Penguin Random House with an exceptional panel to discuss sensitivity reads. Patrice Caldwell, Associate Editor at Hyperion and the founder of People of Color in Publishing, Tiffany Liao, Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Namrata Tripathi, Associate...
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How I Got My Start: Grove Atlantic

How I Got My Start: Grove Atlantic
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  How I Got My Start is a new series where YPG talks to trailblazers in the industry, across houses and departments, about their career trajectories, what they’ve learned, where they see the industry going, and wisdom they’d like to share with those of us at the beginning of our careers. If you had...
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Recap: The Ever-Growing World of Audiobooks

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On February 7, 2018, a group of YPGers gathered at Penguin Random House in New York for a panel discussion called, “The Ever-Growing World of Audiobooks.” The discussion featured two audiobook experts, Anthony Goff and Dan Zitt. Goff is the Senior Vice President of Content Development and Audio at Hachette Book Group, and Zitt...
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How I Got My Start: Jennifer Crewe, Columbia University Press

How I Got My Start: Jennifer Crewe, Columbia University Press
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How I Got My Start is a new series where YPG talks to trailblazers in the industry, across houses and departments, about their career trajectories, what they’ve learned, where they see the industry going, and wisdom they’d like to share with those of us at the beginning of our careers. Columbia University Press’s offices...
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How I Got My Start: Melville House

How I Got My Start: Melville House
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How I Got My Start is a new series where YPG talks to trailblazers in the industry, across houses and departments, about their career trajectories, what they’ve learned, where they see the industry going, and wisdom they’d like to share with those of us at the beginning of our careers.     Behind the...
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Career Workshop Day at the Fresh Air Fund

Career Workshop Day at the Fresh Air Fund
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  On October 28th, The Fresh Air Fund and YPG Cares got together to organize a career workshop for middle-schoolers. Miriam Tuliao from Penguin Random House, Erin Flaaen from Simon and Schuster, Keilin Huang from Lee and Low Books, Sharon Watson from Penguin Random House and me, Shiva Ramachandran from Apress, Springer Nature, all...
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Panel Recap: Twitter

Panel Recap: Twitter
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On November 8th, 2017 a group of YPGers gathered at Penguin Random House with Social Media Manager Emily Hughes, editor Esi Sogah, and authors Justina Ireland and Katherine Locke to discuss the pros and cons of Twitter. The panelists talked about deciding on their brand, and how that brand has changed over time. Esi...
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Publishing Profile: Jill Santopolo, Editorial Director of Philomel Books

Publishing Profile: Jill Santopolo, Editorial Director of Philomel Books

For many in the publishing industry, work and life begin to blend together due to one’s voracious passion for books. For Jill Santopolo, Editorial Director of Philomel Books, this certainly rings true.
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