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YPG Invited to NYU Media Talk Series

YPG Invited to NYU Media Talk Series

In October 2010, YPG was invited to be a part of the NYU Media Talk series hosted by The Center for Publishing at NYU-SCPS. Over 40 YPG members attended “The Case for Media Optimism: What's Working and Why."
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Young Publishing Professionals Face Off in the CBC’s Annual Trivia Contest

Young Publishing Professionals Face Off in the CBC’s Annual Trivia Contest

The Children's Book Council's Early Career Committee held their most well-attended Trivia Night yet on Thursday, November 11, 2010, which was generously hosted by Scholastic. After food and drink were enjoyed by YPG members and young professionals from most of the major publishing houses, round one began. Read more after the jump.
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Cooking Up the Books

Cooking Up the Books
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On Tuesday, February 23, the Young to Publishing Group hosted “Cooking Up the Books,” a brown bag lunch discussion on the editing and marketing of cookbooks with Pamela Cannon, Editor-at-Large of Ballantine Books and Pamela Cortland, Assistant Marketing Manager at Knopf. The dynamic duo discussed everything from what factors are considered during the cookbook...
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Are You a Twit If You Don’t Tweet?

Are You a Twit If You Don’t Tweet?
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The Young to Publishing Group hosted “Are You a Twit If You Don’t Tweet?,” a  lively panel discussion about how publishers can make the most of online social communities. The panel included Sonia Nash, Online Marketing Manager for Random House; Ami Greko, Digital Marketing Manager for Random House; Denise Oswald, Editorial Director of Soft...
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Happy Hour: Dos, Don’ts, and What-Have-I-Dones

Happy Hour: Dos, Don’ts, and What-Have-I-Dones
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While the three-martini lunch may be a thing of the past, there are still a number of publishing functions that include and even seem to be centered on alcohol. We’ve all heard the horror stories, but we never think it could happen to us. Unfortunately, it does, especially to those who are young to...
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I Can Has Book Deal?!

I Can Has Book Deal?!
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On October 6, 2009, the YPG hosted the much-anticipated I Can Has Book Deal?! Brown Bag Lunch. A lively and humorous romp through the world of blogs-to-books, the panelists Ben Huh, the owner of icanhavecheezburger.com and GraphJam.com, Erin Malone, a literary agent at William Morris Endeavor, and Patrick Mulligan, a Senior Editor at Gotham...
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Fiction You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Fiction You Can Sink Your Teeth Into
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True Blood, the hit HBO series, is based on Charlaine Harris’s books. Ginjer Buchanan came to the August YPG Brown Bag Lunch to discuss paranormal fiction.  Ginjer Buchanan is Editor-in-Chief of Ace/Roc Books, a division of Penguin Group USA. Her published work includes three short stories in the anthologies Alternate Kennedys, Whatdunnits II, and By Any...
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Continuing Education Round-Up

Continuing Education Round-Up
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Below is a summary of the popular Pace and NYU Publishing Masters and certificate programs. A number of publishing houses offer partial tuition reimbursement for employees who wish to continue their education. Potential students who are interested should contact their HR person for more information. Federal student loans are also available through FAFSA, a...
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Climbing the Ladder – Is it Easier to Get Promoted in Editorial or Marketing?

Climbing the Ladder – Is it Easier to Get Promoted in Editorial or Marketing?
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When the thrill of landing a publishing job and the excitement and challenge of tackling new responsibilities fades away, it is the goal of every entry-level new hire to get out of the ‘assistant ghetto’ as quickly as possible. In doing so, there seems to be a mix of opinions about which department has...
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