BEA On a Boat

BEA On a Boat
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BEA is back in New York this year (thank goodness) and is just around the corner! So join us for YPG’s annual BEA on a Boat Party at The Frying Pan on Wednesday, May 31 from 6-8pm. Celebrate another year of book-centric panels, librarians hauling huge tote bags, and standing on your feet for...
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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 Thursday, June 8th and Thursday, June 21st. 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...
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BBL Recap: VIDA and Diverse Voices

BBL Recap: VIDA and Diverse Voices
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On Monday, March 27, YPG members convened at Penguin Random House for an intimate Brown Bag Lunch conversation around the ever-important issue of inclusivity in publishing. Sharon Watson, copyright assistant at Penguin Young Readers Group, moderated a discussion with Lynn Melnick and Camille Rankine, who are VIDA executive board members and published authors. VIDA...
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Dear YPG: Should I be worried if I am not doing the same things as other new assistants?

Dear YPG: Should I be worried if I am not doing the same things as other new assistants?
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Are you secretly still not sure about the difference between an ARC and a galley? Do you cringe at the thought of someone asking you what a kit mailing entails? Are you curious about how a sales call actually works, but too afraid to ask? Have no fear—Dear YPG is here! Like your older...
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Representation Matters Mentorship Program

Representation Matters Mentorship Program
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According to Lee and Low’s 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey, only 21% of publishing staff describe themselves as African-American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Asian, Hispanic, Latino, Middle Eastern, or Multiracial. An industry that contributes to the cultural conversation, and often creates it, should reflect the culture.  An industry that is in service to artists and cultural...
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*Rogue* World Book Night Giveaway

*Rogue* World Book Night Giveaway
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World Book Night (WBN) is a super-fun, global effort for book lovers like us to spread the joy of reading by giving away books. While the US’s official partnership with WBN ended in 2014, we at YPG have continued the tradition. This year, we are having our very own ROGUE World Book Night, so all you need to do...
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YPG Book-to-Film: The Handmaid’s Tale

YPG Book-to-Film: The Handmaid’s Tale
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Calling all Book-to-Film fanatics, dystopia devotees, and Hulu enthusiasts! In less than a month, THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Margaret Atwood’s classic tale of military dictatorship in a near-future New England, comes to life in an all-new Hulu original series starring Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss, Gilmore Girls’s Alexis Bledel, Orange Is the New Black’s Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, and...
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Book Swap Social

Book Swap Social
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Working in publishing means overburdened bookshelves and long to-read lists – what better solution than a book swap? Relieve your shelves/coffee table/floor of extraneous stacks of old books…and fill them with new ones! Grab as many or few as you’d like and head over to Sláinte (304 Bowery, New York, NY 10012) on Thursday, April 20th from 6-8pm for some book-swapping...
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Mid-To-Publishing’s Spring Fling Happy Hour!

Mid-To-Publishing’s Spring Fling Happy Hour!
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Mid-To-Publishing is kicking off the 2017 year of programming with a Spring Fling Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 19th at SLAINTE! Swing by Slainte for happy hour specials, book talk, networking, and fun times and shake off the last of the winter blues! The Mid-To-Publishing Group is for publishing employees with 6+ years of experience who want...
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