YPG DISCOUNT: BIGNY Meeting: President’s Night with Michael Pietsch

YPG DISCOUNT: BIGNY Meeting: President’s Night with Michael Pietsch
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The Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY) is once again offering YPG members discounted admission to their monthly meeting. The January spotlight meeting is President’s Night with Michael Pietsch on Tuesday, January 10th at Penguin Random House (1745 Broadway, 2nd floor). Michael Pietsch, Hachette Book Group CEO, has worked in book publishing for nearly forty years. As CEO, he has overseen...
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Panel Recap: Foreign Rights 101

Panel Recap: Foreign Rights 101
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On November 16, 2016, a group of approximately 20 YPG members gathered for a Brown Bag Lunch at Random House for the first installment of the Subsidiary Rights 101 series, focusing on foreign rights. The panelists included Tawanna Sullivan, Associate Director of Foreign Subrights (Penguin Random House), Abigail Koons, Literary Agent and Executive Director...
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YPG Cares: Gift Wrap Party

YPG Cares: Gift Wrap Party
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On the evening of December 8th, the New York City chapter of our fellow publishing the WNBA came together with members of Young to Publishing Group at the AAP offices to wrap books to be donated to homeless families in upstate New York. A team of twenty, including nine WNBA-NYC members, went through ten rolls...
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No Censors or Book Banning Here: Judy Platt’s Remarks at the 2016 YPG Conference

No Censors or Book Banning Here: Judy Platt’s Remarks at the 2016 YPG Conference
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This speech was delivered by Judith Platt, AAP’s Director of Free Expression Advocacy, at the 2016 YPG Conference. The First Amendment makes us  the freest nation on the face of the earth!  I don’t mean just the  45 words contained in the Bill of Rights.  When we say that the First Amendment protects freedom...
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Poetry Connects Us In Troubling Times: Why Poets Write and What We Can Do to Support Them

Poetry Connects Us In Troubling Times: Why Poets Write and What We Can Do to Support Them

Poetry has a pulse, a transformative power. It embodies rather than dictates, prefers to examine instead of observe. It waits to be cracked open and enjoyed. There is little poetry cannot do, no topic it won’t address. It is bold, innovative, insightful. It is raw, truthful, revealing. We need it now, more than ever. The...
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New Year, New Brew! / New Beer, New You!

New Year, New Brew! / New Beer, New You!
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Trying to think of a New Year’s resolution (that you won’t give up on by January 2nd)? Well we’ve got the perfect one: stop ordering the same old beer! Join us at Peculiar Pub for our second annual New Year’s happy hour as we explore options outside the standard Bud, Coors, and Miller. With...
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YPGCares’ Holiday Book Drive and Gift Wrapping Party

YPGCares’ Holiday Book Drive and Gift Wrapping Party
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In the spirit of giving, YPG Cares is collaborating with the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) and Family Promise of the Capital Region to host a fun book drive and book-wrapping party on Thursday, December 8th. The Women’s National Book Association was established in 1917 and was founded on the idea that books have...
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Diversify Your Shelves: Diverse Book Awards

Diversify Your Shelves: Diverse Book Awards
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While diversity in publishing has been at the center of conversations in the industry as of late, we still have more work to do to achieve it. As Marlon James, author of the Booker-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, noted in a recent essay, “Maybe we will stop failing so badly at true...
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YPG Tacky Holiday Sweater Party

YPG Tacky Holiday Sweater Party
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Don we now our worst! Dust off your tackiest, ugliest, most festive holiday sweater (let’s get thrifty) and pay homage to a much-loved tradition with fellow YPGers. In collaboration with the Children’s Book Council, join us for a holly, jolly night of booze and the tackiest displays of winter wear imaginable. Come eat, drink,...
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