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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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