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YPG Discount: Literati: A Comedy Show About Books and the Idiots Who Write Them

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  “A highly literate offering” – The New York Times ​​ “…pokes fun at literary pastime by taking it out of bookstores and into comedy clubs” – LA Weekly   YPG Discount: Literati: A Comedy Show About Books and the Idiots Who Write Them   The hilarious literary comedy show Literati has invited YPG...
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Career Workshop Day at the Fresh Air Fund

Career Workshop Day at the Fresh Air Fund
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  On October 28th, The Fresh Air Fund and YPG Cares got together to organize a career workshop for middle-schoolers. Miriam Tuliao from Penguin Random House, Erin Flaaen from Simon and Schuster, Keilin Huang from Lee and Low Books, Sharon Watson from Penguin Random House and me, Shiva Ramachandran from Apress, Springer Nature, all...
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Panel Recap: Twitter

Panel Recap: Twitter
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On November 8th, 2017 a group of YPGers gathered at Penguin Random House with Social Media Manager Emily Hughes, editor Esi Sogah, and authors Justina Ireland and Katherine Locke to discuss the pros and cons of Twitter. The panelists talked about deciding on their brand, and how that brand has changed over time. Esi...
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YPG Writers: Write-In (Two Dates)

YPG Writers: Write-In (Two Dates)
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YPG Writers: Write-In (Two Dates) Join YPG Writers for our signature write-in and flash workshop. As always, we’ll do a quick introduction, followed by an hour of writing and optional sharing, then we’ll wrap up the meeting with a flash workshop. If interested in being critiqued, email YPGwriters@gmail.com with a 1,000-1,500 word submission that...
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Publishing Profile: Jill Santopolo, Editorial Director of Philomel Books

Publishing Profile: Jill Santopolo, Editorial Director of Philomel Books

For many in the publishing industry, work and life begin to blend together due to one’s voracious passion for books. For Jill Santopolo, Editorial Director of Philomel Books, this certainly rings true.
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YPG Discount: BIGNY Presents the New York Book Show

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YPG Discount: BIGNY Presents the New York Book Show   Come celebrate the most visually stunning books of 2016 with an open bar and hot buffet! The Book Industry Guild of New York is offering YPG a limited number of $40 tickets (50% off!) to this year’s New York Book Show on Thursday, October...
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YPG Cares: Volunteer with Books Through Bars

YPG Cares: Volunteer with Books Through Bars
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Books Through Bars is seeking volunteers to help pack and ship books to prisoners. BTB is an all-volunteer run collective that sends free books to incarcerated people across the country. Currently, they have a backlog of over 500 letters from prisoners requesting books, so if anyone is able to volunteer their time, it would be...
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YPG Contest: Make Your Own Children’s Book Movie Trailer!

YPG Contest: Make Your Own Children’s Book Movie Trailer!
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Do you love movie trailers? Do you especially love movie trailers for book-to-film adaptations? Well, now’s your chance to make one yourself! Announcing YPG’s FIRST EVER contest, with this month’s theme: CHILDREN’S BOOK TRAILER! Do you have a picture book from childhood that you made your parents read and reread every night? Was there a favorite middle...
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Forever Young (To Publishing)

Forever Young (To Publishing)
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After five years on the YPG planning committee and two and a half years as your Chair, it’s time to hang my hat up. It’s been a wild ride, and it feels fitting to step down as I begin a new job as Production Manager at Simon & Schuster. But first, I thought I’d...
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YPG WRITERS: Write-In and Critique

YPG WRITERS: Write-In and Critique
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Join YPG Writers for our signature write-in and flash workshop on August 10thand August 24th. As always, we’ll do a quick introduction, followed by an hour of writing and optional sharing, then we’ll wrap up the meeting with a flash workshop. If interested in being critiqued, email YPGwriters@gmail.com with a 1,000-1,500 word submission that you’d like feedback on....
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