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No Censors or Book Banning Here: Judy Platt’s Remarks at the 2016 YPG Conference

No Censors or Book Banning Here: Judy Platt’s Remarks at the 2016 YPG Conference
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This speech was delivered by Judith Platt, AAP’s Director of Free Expression Advocacy, at the 2016 YPG Conference. The First Amendment makes us  the freest nation on the face of the earth!  I don’t mean just the  45 words contained in the Bill of Rights.  When we say that the First Amendment protects freedom...
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Poetry Connects Us In Troubling Times: Why Poets Write and What We Can Do to Support Them

Poetry Connects Us In Troubling Times: Why Poets Write and What We Can Do to Support Them

Poetry has a pulse, a transformative power. It embodies rather than dictates, prefers to examine instead of observe. It waits to be cracked open and enjoyed. There is little poetry cannot do, no topic it won’t address. It is bold, innovative, insightful. It is raw, truthful, revealing. We need it now, more than ever. The...
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Diversify Your Shelves: Diverse Book Awards

Diversify Your Shelves: Diverse Book Awards
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While diversity in publishing has been at the center of conversations in the industry as of late, we still have more work to do to achieve it. As Marlon James, author of the Booker-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, noted in a recent essay, “Maybe we will stop failing so badly at true...
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Literary Landmarks: Jefferson Market Library

Literary Landmarks: Jefferson Market Library
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Literary Landmarks is a series that invites YPGers to visit a place of literary significance in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, or San Francisco. What combines books, fashion shows, prison, labor union strikes, Gothic architecture, Greenwich Village history, and more? The Jefferson Market Library, of course. Allow me to elaborate. As I approach this...
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On the Hunt for Diverse Voices: What It Means to Have More Latinxs in Publishing

On the Hunt for Diverse Voices: What It Means to Have More Latinxs in Publishing
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It’s clear the publishing industry is in need of diversity—but how do we accomplish that? On Thursday September 8th Andrea Montejo, founder of the Indent Literary Agency, and Johanna Castillo, Vice President at Simon & Schuster’s Atria imprint, came to together to discuss their career paths, diversity in the workplace and market, and new...
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Literary Landmarks: Brooklyn’s Central Library

Literary Landmarks: Brooklyn’s Central Library
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  Weekend afternoons are meant for fun. An afternoon at the library doesn’t sound like it fits into that category—but then again, the Central Library in Brooklyn isn’t just a library. It is the hub of the Brooklyn Public Library system, a building designed to look like an open book. And as any avid...
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Recap: YPG June BBL: Books from Beyond

Recap: YPG June BBL: Books from Beyond
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On Thursday, June 23rd, a group of YPG members gathered at AAP Headquarters for June’s Brown Bag Lunch panel, Books from Beyond: Literary Estates and Posthumous Publishing. Moderated by Hannah Campbell, Assistant Editor at Penguin Random House, four panelists from across the industry sat down to discuss how the editorial process changes when an...
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Publishing Profile: Caroline Sun, Publicity Director at HarperCollins Children’s Books

Publishing Profile: Caroline Sun, Publicity Director at HarperCollins Children’s Books
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A publicity director at HarperCollins Children’s Books with over a decade of experience in the publishing industry, Caroline Sun has seen her share of highs and lows, new initiatives and impactful children’s books. Today she shares a few memorable lessons from her career with us at YPG, as well as some of the changes...
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The Day-to-Day Life of a Publishing Graduate Student

The Day-to-Day Life of a Publishing Graduate Student
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When you’re deciding whether or not to enroll in a master’s or certification program in publishing, you have to weigh the pros, like networking opportunities and the chance to master print or ebook production software, against the cons—like making a major investment of time and money for a chance at a low-paying entry level...
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Dear YPG

Dear YPG
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Are you secretly still not sure about the difference between an ARC and a galley? Do you cringe at the thought of someone asking you what a kit mailing entails? Are you curious about how a sales call actually works, but too afraid to ask? Have no fear—Dear YPG is here! Like your older...
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