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

Recap: No Country for Old Memes: #YPGDigital Explores Literary Twitter

On Tuesday, March 22nd, YPG members gathered--in person in the back room at Niagara, and online for a live stream over Periscope--for a panel with some of the greats of the literary Twitter community. What better way to recap such an awesome, informative panel than through tweets?
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We Still Need Diverse Books: YPG’s January BBL on #WNDB

We Still Need Diverse Books: YPG’s January BBL on #WNDB
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On Tuesday, January 19th, YPG members gathered at Random House for January’s BBL discussion on We Need Diverse Books. The conversation ranged from how the We Need Diverse Books campaign was born, to understanding how it has progressed within the industry, and the work still ahead. Panelists were Hannah Ehrlich, Director of Marketing and...
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2015 YPG Conference Recap

2015 YPG Conference Recap
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   On the drizzly morning of December 2nd, 2015, some 200 young publishing professionals gathered at the new Hachette Book Group headquarters for the AAP’s annual Young to Publishing conference. There was a bright and expectant buzz as YPG members snatched up bagels and settled in for a day of panels and presentations featuring...
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Literary Landmarks: White Horse Tavern

Literary Landmarks: White Horse Tavern
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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. Although we tend to canonize beloved writers as gods and saints, oftentimes we forget they were a lot like us: young and a little naive, trying out new material on...
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Literary Landmarks: Better Know a Bookstore

Literary Landmarks: Better Know a Bookstore
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Literary Landmarks is a series that invites YPGers to visit places of literary significance in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, or San Francisco. Even veteran New Yorkers can miss out on some of the best bookish spots the Big Apple has to offer. Whether you’re an intrepid YPG-er looking to find your next great...
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Not Your Fourth Grade Book Report: Tips for Writing Reader’s Reports

Not Your Fourth Grade Book Report: Tips for Writing Reader’s Reports
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Whether you’re a recent graduate, a young professional looking to switch career tracks, or an intern/newbie editorial assistant trying to impress your boss, if you’re hoping to work in an editorial department at a publishing company, you’ll inevitably encounter… the Reader’s Report. You’ll probably have to write one to get a job (as part...
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Banned Books Week Is Here, And Here Is Why It’s So Important (Do It for the Kids)

Banned Books Week Is Here, And Here Is Why It’s So Important (Do It for the Kids)
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“This is the best I’ve felt about the state of publishing in a long time,” Barbara Jones, Director of ALA, said to the crowd as David Horowitz wrapped up the last discussion question at the final installment in YPG’s censorship panel series. Last week’s panel on censorship in children’s books and young adult literature...
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Thank you for your donations to Materials for the Arts!

Thank you for your donations to Materials for the Arts!
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YPG and YPG Cares send a sincere THANK YOU to all who came and/or donated to Materials for the Arts at our recent Back-to-School Happy Hour on September 9th at Slainte! We were able to collect around 60 individual school/art supplies for Materials for the Arts, for which they are extremely grateful, and have...
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Spotlights and Sound Bites: Tiffany Kim, Production Assistant at Penguin Group

Spotlights and Sound Bites: Tiffany Kim, Production Assistant at Penguin Group
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Tiffany Kim is a Production Assistant at Penguin Group. Her team produces books for several of Penguin’s many imprints, including Dutton, Putnam Trade, Blue Rider Press Trade, DAW, and Plume. I sat down with Tiffany one summer Friday afternoon to talk about her career path so far, what it takes to work in Production,...
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Publishing Profiles: Dawn Davis, VP & Publisher at 37 INK

Publishing Profiles: Dawn Davis, VP & Publisher at 37 INK
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Innovative, passionate, and focused, Dawn Davis has a vision for publishing and promoting diverse books, and a talent for discovering unique, empowering stories across a variety of genres. As Vice President and Publisher of 37 INK, an imprint within the Atria publishing group at Simon & Schuster, her efforts bring a special sense of...
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