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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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Town Hall: Navigating a Career Transition

Town Hall: Navigating a Career Transition
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On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, around 75 young publishing professionals gathered for the second annual YPG Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition, held at the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library. Panelists included: Annie Stone, Editor, Alloy Entertainment (transitioned from large publishing house to a smaller house, and then...
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Literary Landmarks: The Round Table at the Algonquin

Literary Landmarks: The Round Table at the Algonquin
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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. The first thing you need to know about the Algonquin is that it’s a gorgeous piece of New York City architecture. It was built in 1902 and continues to operate...
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Words of the Week: From Distributor to Wholesaler

Words of the Week: From Distributor to Wholesaler
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From the YPG Bay Area team, a periodic list of words for those young (and old) to publishing to know. Distributor: Company, group or individual who sells products or services to retailers instead of to consumers. Imprint: The identifying name of a specific line of books available from the publisher. Publishers may have many imprints. POD...
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World Write Web: #YPGDigital’s Panel on Online Writer Communities

World Write Web: #YPGDigital’s Panel on Online Writer Communities
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As the audience filed out of the last taping of David Letterman’s run on the Late Show on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, a group about twenty publishing professionals and aspiring authors gathered just down the block at the Penguin Random House midtown offices for “Your Guide to Online Writer Communities,” hosted by YPG Writers...
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Ghost in the Machine: YPG’s May BBL on Ghostwriters & IP Development

Ghost in the Machine: YPG’s May BBL on Ghostwriters & IP Development
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On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 during lunchtime, 31 YPG members met at Penguin Random House downtown headquarters for May’s BBL, Guns for Hire: Ghostwriters & IP Developers in a Changing Publishing Landscape. Moderator and YPG Planning Committee member Karl Jones, an associate editor at Grosset & Dunlap/Cartoon Network Books, introduced the four panelists—Wendy Loggia,...
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An Uncensored Look at Publishing’s Fight for the Freedom to Read: YPG’s March BBL

An Uncensored Look at Publishing’s Fight for the Freedom to Read: YPG’s March BBL
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“It is the responsibility of publishers and librarians to give full meaning to the freedom to read by providing books that enrich the quality and diversity of thought and expression. By the exercise of this affirmative responsibility, they can demonstrate that the answer to a ‘bad’ book is a good one, the answer to...
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