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The Power Lunch: Tips and Tricks from YPG

The Power Lunch: Tips and Tricks from YPG

Publishing is a collaborative industry, and working closely with fellow book lovers is essential. But how do you go from trading business cards at a YPG mixer to collaborating on a title that lands on the New York Times bestseller list? One word: lunch. Read on for our power lunch tips and tricks!
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How to Switch Jobs Without Giving Yourself an Ulcer

So, you work in publishing, and it’s really neat, right? You’re surrounded by books and get to regale your family with stories about the time Sarah Palin’s husband called. But maybe a coworker one desk over reminds you of the four-year-old you used to babysit. Or you took the first industry-related job offered to...
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YPG is Happy to Go “Back to School”

YPG is Happy to Go “Back to School”

On Tuesday, September 13th, approximately 50 YPG members kicked off the busy fall season at Scratcher for YPG’s "Back to School" Happy Hour. The low key, laid-back East Village bar ended up being the perfect spot for members to mix, mingle and enjoy $2 off drafts and well drinks.
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YPG Spends A Summer Night at White Horse Tavern

On Thursday, July 28th, 2011, approximately 60 YPG professionals from 11 AAP member houses gathered at the White Horse Tavern for the latest YPG Summer Nights event, the second in an ongoing series of literary themed happy hour outings.
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YPG Launches its Boston Chapter!

YPG is launching a Boston chapter! If you are a young professional in your first seven years of publishing and are looking to network with other industry locals in the Boston area, join us for the first YPG Boston event, a happy hour this Thursday, September 8th from 6-8pm at Grafton Street Pub in...
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YPG Kicks Off its Summer Nights Happy Hour Series

At the launch of the Young to Publishing Group’s Summer Nights, an ongoing series of literary-themed happy hours, over 50 YPG members convened at Pete’s Tavern on Tuesday, June 28, 2011.
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The Importance of Being Connected: How to Make and Maintain Industry Contacts

Publishing is a relatively small, and therefore, very intimate industry. As anyone who transitions to publishing from an unrelated field certainly knows, it is a tough nut to crack. So here’s Nutcracker 101: it’s all about who you know.
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Mentorships: The First Step to Career Success

Mentorships: The First Step to Career Success

Mentorships are an easy and rewarding way to build new relationships that can assist you in your career development. Mentors can provide fresh ideas, corporate insights, better networking and navigation skills, and suggestions on growth opportunities that you may not have thought of. Here are 5 simple steps for developing a mentor relationship in...
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How to Network Like a (Young) Pro

Last month, The Onion published an article titled “Study: 89 Percent of Networking Non-Consensual”. It hilariously spotlights a sad professional reality: Networking is uncomfortable, especially for people new to the game (i.e., young publishing professionals like us). But not to worry, networking is a skill that can be learned like any other.
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