Posts Tagged ‘ Advice ’

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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Networking for Introverts

Networking for Introverts
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Calling all introverts! Do publishing pitches make you tremble in fear? Does just the mention of a mixer make you break out in a cold sweat? Then join YPG for a panel on Networking for Introverts! The 45-minute panel discussion will feature publishing professionals (and self-proclaimed introverts!) who will speak on the strategies that...
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No Money Mo’ Problems: Personal Finance 101

No Money Mo’ Problems: Personal Finance 101
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Have you ever wondered if you were investing in your 401k correctly? Or what it means to diversify your assets? Surviving New York on a publishing salary is difficult, but we can help make it a little less so! Join us at 6:00pm on Wednesday, February 22nd at HarperCollins Publishers (195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, Gotham conference room) as...
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Dear YPG: How do you survive in NYC on a publishing salary?

Dear YPG: How do you survive in NYC on a publishing salary?
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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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YPG HR: Going for the Goal: Career Planning to Put You at the Top of the Podium

YPG HR: Going for the Goal: Career Planning to Put You at the Top of the Podium
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With every New Year come fresh starts, clean slates, and, new goals. And we’re not talking about swearing this will finally be the year you learn a new language. We’re talking career goals, and now is the perfect time to consider your professional objectives for 2017. Join us for a panel discussion with publishing professionals to...
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YPG HR Series: Writing Your Cover Letter

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In comparison to your resume, how important is a cover letter really? Can it be a brief paragraph or does it have to extend to two pages? Do you need to find out the hiring manager’s name or is a standard greeting acceptable? We understand that cover letters can be challenging to write, so...
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YPG November BBL: Thinking Outside of the Book: Unconventional Author Events and Why They Work

YPG November BBL: Thinking Outside of the Book: Unconventional Author Events and Why They Work
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We’ve all been there before. Cozy bookstore; bespectacled author; the pat, 15-20 minute talk, 2-3 questions and a signing. One hour and done. But what if there could be more to an “author event” than the ever-typical bookstore reading? Join us on Wednesday, November 11th as we explore the world of unconventional author/book events...
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NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

NaNoWriMo Write-Ins
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Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Do you worry that without some writerly support you will almost certainly fall behind on your daily word count? Well, YPG is here for you. We’ll be hosting three write-ins from 6:00-7:30pm during the month of November, to keep you motivated! So join us on the dates below and...
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YPG Agent & Editor Mixer (Adult Books Edition)

YPG Agent & Editor Mixer (Adult Books Edition)
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Calling all agents and editors! Whether you’re looking to make your first acquisition or sale, or moving on to your fifth, you won’t want to miss this editor/agent networking happy hour! Join YPG and the AAR (Association of Authors’ Representatives) on Monday, November 2nd from 6:00-8:00pm upstairs at Professor Thom’s (219 2nd Ave, between 13th and 14th...
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Not Your Fourth Grade Book Report: Tips for Writing Reader’s Reports

Not Your Fourth Grade Book Report: Tips for Writing Reader’s Reports
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Whether you’re a recent graduate, a young professional looking to switch career tracks, or an intern/newbie editorial assistant trying to impress your boss, if you’re hoping to work in an editorial department at a publishing company, you’ll inevitably encounter… the Reader’s Report. You’ll probably have to write one to get a job (as part...
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