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

Calling All Writers: Write for the YPG Website!

Calling All Writers: Write for the YPG Website!
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The YPG website is looking for new writers! Are you interested in doing a write-up on the next YPG educational event? Do you want to interview an industry leader for our Publishing Profiles series? Does a day in the life of your department deserve to be featured under Spotlights and Soundbites? Are you dying...
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From Pulp to Paper: YPG’s April BBL

From Pulp to Paper: YPG’s April BBL
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On April 14th, 2016, YPG members (as well as some Hachette Book Group staff members) gathered in a conference room at Hachette for the month’s Brown Bag Lunch Event on paper production and sustainability in publishing. Panelists Janet McCarthy Grimm, VP at Lindenmeyr Book Publishing Papers, and Dan Lynch, Paper Buyer at Hachette, sat...
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Meet Manuscript Wish List

Meet Manuscript Wish List
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Attention all YPG editors! If you’ve attended one of our semiannual agent/editor mixers, this post may sound familiar to you. Here’s Jessica Sinsheimer, Associate Agent at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, to introduce her latest project: Manuscript Wish List. I’ve been attending YPG mixers for years—they were my introduction into the world of publishing...
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Autism Awareness Month: Q&A with Ron Suskind

Autism Awareness Month: Q&A with Ron Suskind
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When Ron Suskind’s son, Owen, was three, he vanished into regressive autism. He wasn’t sleeping, eating, or talking; the only thing that could hold his attention were the Disney movies he’d always loved. Terrified and confused, Ron and his wife, Cornelia, were unsure where to turn—and eventually found that those very same Disney movies...
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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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