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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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Banned Books Week Is Here, And Here Is Why It’s So Important (Do It for the Kids)

Banned Books Week Is Here, And Here Is Why It’s So Important (Do It for the Kids)
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“This is the best I’ve felt about the state of publishing in a long time,” Barbara Jones, Director of ALA, said to the crowd as David Horowitz wrapped up the last discussion question at the final installment in YPG’s censorship panel series. Last week’s panel on censorship in children’s books and young adult literature...
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YPG October BBL: I Don’t Remember the Title But the Cover Was Blue: The Front Lines of Bookselling

YPG October BBL: I Don’t Remember the Title But the Cover Was Blue: The Front Lines of Bookselling
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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking into your local bookstore—and here in New York, we’re lucky to have dozens of amazing bookstores, both large and small, to visit in person when we’re craving new books to feed our already overflowing shelves. What goes into the business of running a brick-and-mortar bookstore in...
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YPG September BBL: Children’s Censorship and Banned Books Week

YPG September BBL: Children’s Censorship and Banned Books Week
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KIDS EDITION: BANNED BOOKS? WHO NEEDS ‘EM? As we all know (and have heard about in our censorship panels throughout the year) censorship is an issue that affects all areas of the publishing industry and all readers…perhaps kids more than anyone else. Whether it’s books being taken off school shelves or stores refusing to...
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Ghost in the Machine: YPG’s May BBL on Ghostwriters & IP Development

Ghost in the Machine: YPG’s May BBL on Ghostwriters & IP Development
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On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 during lunchtime, 31 YPG members met at Penguin Random House downtown headquarters for May’s BBL, Guns for Hire: Ghostwriters & IP Developers in a Changing Publishing Landscape. Moderator and YPG Planning Committee member Karl Jones, an associate editor at Grosset & Dunlap/Cartoon Network Books, introduced the four panelists—Wendy Loggia,...
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An Uncensored Look at Publishing’s Fight for the Freedom to Read: YPG’s March BBL

An Uncensored Look at Publishing’s Fight for the Freedom to Read: YPG’s March BBL
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“It is the responsibility of publishers and librarians to give full meaning to the freedom to read by providing books that enrich the quality and diversity of thought and expression. By the exercise of this affirmative responsibility, they can demonstrate that the answer to a ‘bad’ book is a good one, the answer to...
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YPG’s May BBL Guns for Hire: Ghostwriters & IP Developers in a Changing Publishing Landscape #ypgbbl

YPG’s May BBL Guns for Hire: Ghostwriters & IP Developers in a Changing Publishing Landscape #ypgbbl
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As the publishing landscape changes, so does the concept of authorship.  Many publishing houses are expanding imprint-drive intellectual property development and tapping work-for-hire authors to build worlds and develop voices.  At the same time, divisions reliant on ghostwriting for celebrity authors and licensed publishing programs continue to grow and change.  Come hear agents, editors...
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Behind the Scenes at a Speakers Bureau with YPG

Behind the Scenes at a Speakers Bureau with YPG
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Over lunchtime at Penguin Random House’s downtown headquarters on Wednesday, February 25th from 12:30-1:30pm, YPG’s February BBL: Behind the Scenes at the Speakers Bureau brought in Natalie Duncan from HarperCollins, Tiffany Tomlin from Penguin Random House, and Scottie Bowditch from Macmillan to shed some light on their roles in directing the in-house speakers bureaus of...
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YPG MARCH BBL: Publishing (Un)censored

YPG MARCH BBL: Publishing (Un)censored
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In light of the Paris shooting at Charlie Hebdo for controversial political cartoons, we in the publishing industry have the unique opportunity to take an honest look at our role and responsibility to encourage free speech and free expression. How much danger are we comfortable with? What is the role of editors with respect...
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YPG’S February BBL: Behind the Scenes at the Speakers Bureau

YPG’S February BBL: Behind the Scenes at the Speakers Bureau
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Have you ever been curious about how publishers represent their authors for speaking engagements—shaping the national conversation on and off the page? Come meet the experts behind a burgeoning field in author services: The Speakers Bureau. Join us, Wednesday, February 25th from 12:30-1:30pm at Penguin (375 Hudson, Room 5053). You’ll hear from a professional...
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