YPG Bay Area

Info and events relevant to the Young to Publishing Bay Area chapter.

YPG Bay Area Field Trip: Dickens Fair

YPG Bay Area Field Trip: Dickens Fair

Join the YPG board members as we take a magical ride to the Cow Palace, transformed into 19th century Victorian England for the annual Dickens Fair
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A Taste of Bay Area Food Publishing

Given San Francisco’s appetite and reputation for quality food, it’s no surprise that we have our fair share of renowned cookbook publishers right here in the Bay Area. At this delicious panel, learn about the food publishing process from start to finish, whether celebrity chefs really write their own cookbooks, if photographers eat the...
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YPG Bay Area: September Book-to-Film Club: The Spectacular Now

YPG Bay Area: September Book-to-Film Club: The Spectacular Now

The movie has a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and received the Special Jury Award for Acting at Sundance this year... but the book was a finalist for the National Book Award. Which is better, the book or the movie? Join fellow YPG members as we read The Spectacular Now   by Tim Tharp, and then watch...
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Bay Area YPG: The Business of Publishing – A Workshop

Bay Area YPG: The Business of Publishing – A Workshop

Reading the fine print and crunching numbers–not what you imagined you'd be doing when you started working in publishing! Writing might be an art, but publishing is a business. Learn to think of (or at least consider) the bottom line. In this hands-on workshop, we'll cover the basics of P&Ls and review the terms...
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YPG Bay Area: Celebrating BEA West Coast Style!

YPG Bay Area: Celebrating BEA West Coast Style!

The YPG Bay Area chapter celebrated BookExpo America 2013 on a gorgeous day last weekend at Dolores Park in San Francisco. We shared our Fall 13 catalogs, brought galleys of our upcoming big books and discussed the future of publishing while a lot of our colleagues were attending BEA across the country. Thanks to...
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YPG Bay Area HR Panel – Movin’ on Up: Getting Hired and Promoted in Publishing

YPG Bay Area HR Panel – Movin’ on Up: Getting Hired and Promoted in Publishing

Getting your foot in the door was just the first step of your publishing career; it's still a long way to that corner office! Get advice on how to shine from these professionals who know what it takes to move ahead in publishing.
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YPG Bay Area: BEA in the Park!

YPG Bay Area: BEA in the Park!

Publishing houses in the Bay Area might be eerily quiet next week as senior management heads to New York for BookExpo America (BEA) 2013... so since we're the ones holding down the fort, why not have some fun? Join YPG Bay Area for a picnic in Dolores Park on Saturday, June 1st. Share your fall...
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YPG Bay Area Launches Book-to-Film Club with The Great Gatsby

YPG Bay Area Launches Book-to-Film Club with The Great Gatsby

"Gatsby? What Gatsby?"  Perhaps you remember it vaguely from English class, or perhaps you re-read it once a year – whatever your personal relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald's greatest work, share your thoughts at our first Book-to-Film Club event on Saturday, May 11.
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YPG’s Bay Area Chapter Gets Technical

YPG’s Bay Area Chapter Gets Technical

The first YPG Bay Area educational event—the panel “Where Lit Gets Technical, which took place on April 3, 2013 at Alley Cat Bookstore—was a great success! Thanks to all our panelists – Patrick Brown, Goodreads; Deena Drewis, Nouvella; and Ethan Nosowsky, McSweeney's — and our amazing moderator, Robin Sloan (author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour...
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