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

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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PW Star Watch

PW Star Watch
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Publishers Weekly, in association with The Frankfurt Book Fair, is excited to announce that nominations are now open for PW Star Watch, a new program recognizing exceptional, up-and-coming U.S. book trade talent. Ideal nominees are emerging publishing professionals who have demonstrated remarkable ability, innovative ideas, and a passion for moving the industry forward. There...
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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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YPG Diversity LinkedIn Update

YPG Diversity LinkedIn Update
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Thank you to everyone who has joined the AAP’s LinkedIn group for Bookjobs Diversity HERE. Our hope is that this will serve as a resource for members at all of the AAP member publishing houses to use when recruiting diverse candidates into the industry, to reveal that there are people already working in publishing...
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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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YPG Diversity Linkedin Update #ypgdiversity

YPG Diversity Linkedin Update #ypgdiversity
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Thank you to everyone who has joined the AAP’s LinkedIn group for Bookjobs Diversity HERE. Our hope is that this will serve as a resource for members at all of the AAP member publishing houses to use when recruiting diverse candidates into the industry, to reveal that there are people already working in publishing who support...
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External Affairs: Five Tips for Successfully Collaborating with Freelancers

External Affairs: Five Tips for Successfully Collaborating with Freelancers
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Publishers hire all sorts of freelancers to help get books designed, printed, and marketed. Even in an entry-level job, you might find yourself in charge of finding and hiring freelancers to help with permissions, ancillary educational products, or design work. If you’re worried about finding the right person, or how to manage your relationship...
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