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

YPG is ‘Never Letting Go’ of its Book-to-Film Club

YPG is ‘Never Letting Go’ of its Book-to-Film Club

Do you ever wonder if the book is really always better than the movie? YPG members gathered on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:00pm to find out at the first meeting of the YPG Book-to-Film Club.
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The Importance of Being Connected: How to Make and Maintain Industry Contacts

Publishing is a relatively small, and therefore, very intimate industry. As anyone who transitions to publishing from an unrelated field certainly knows, it is a tough nut to crack. So here’s Nutcracker 101: it’s all about who you know.
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YPG joins Pitch! in another live storytelling event

YPG joins Pitch! in another live storytelling event

On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at 7:00pm at the Under St. Mark's Theater in the East Village, all the seats were taken and all eyes and ears were focused on four comedian/story-teller/performance artists who each pitched an idea (or three) for a children's or YA book to Francesco Sedita, the Publisher of Grosset &...
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Publishing Profiles: Francesco Sedita, President and Publisher of Grosset & Dunlap/PSS!

Publishing Profiles: Francesco Sedita, President and Publisher of Grosset & Dunlap/PSS!

Recently, YPG sat down with Francesco Sedita, President and Publisher of Grosset & Dunlap/PSS!, a Penguin Young Readers imprint for paperback series, brands, and licenses, in his Hudson Street office to chat about his views on the future—and present—of publishing.
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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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YPG Attends WNBA Panel on Digital/Enhanced E-books

YPG Attends WNBA Panel on Digital/Enhanced E-books

Since January 2011, 23.5% of trade book sales are now digital, moderator Susannah Greenberg told the audience at the “Digital Books, E-books, Enhanced E-books and Apps” panel hosted by the Women's National Book Association’s (WNBA) New York City Chapter.
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Spotlights and Sound Bites: A Day in the Life of Managing Editorial

Spotlights and Sound Bites: A Day in the Life of Managing Editorial

Quick, name the departments that make up a publishing house. Okay, now check out your list. I’m sure you identified the big ones: editorial, publicity, sales. But did you remember to include the managing editorial department? Are you familiar with it or what it does? If not, here’s a peek behind the scenes.
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Mentorships: The First Step to Career Success

Mentorships: The First Step to Career Success

Mentorships are an easy and rewarding way to build new relationships that can assist you in your career development. Mentors can provide fresh ideas, corporate insights, better networking and navigation skills, and suggestions on growth opportunities that you may not have thought of. Here are 5 simple steps for developing a mentor relationship in...
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YPG Celebrates Another Birthday

YPG Celebrates Another Birthday

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2011, around thirty YPG members met at Ace Bar in the East Village to celebrate YPG’s birthday! Several YPGers brought copies of their favorite galleys to the bar for a galley swap. Members mixed, mingled, played, and swapped until 9 p.m.!
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YPG Celebrates Publishing/Pop Culture Crossover

Part of YPG’s mission statement is to give young publishing professionals the chance to build a community outside of their own publishing house. What better platform for networking than a group viewing of reality television?
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