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

How to Network Like a (Young) Pro

Last month, The Onion published an article titled “Study: 89 Percent of Networking Non-Consensual”. It hilariously spotlights a sad professional reality: Networking is uncomfortable, especially for people new to the game (i.e., young publishing professionals like us). But not to worry, networking is a skill that can be learned like any other.
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YPG Cares Supports Project Cicero

YPG Cares Supports Project Cicero

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, a group of YPG members from several AAP member publishing houses volunteered to help with Project Cicero, an annual nonprofit book drive established in 2001 whose mission is to provide books to underfunded New York City public schools.
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You Can Read a YA Book on the Train

On February 8, 2011, in our largest Brown Bag Lunch to date, over 150 YPG members gathered at Random House to discuss an increasingly popular topic among readers and publishers: Young Adult literature.
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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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