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PANEL: THE EVER-GROWING WORLD OF AUDIOBOOKS

PANEL: THE EVER-GROWING WORLD OF AUDIOBOOKS
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It is no secret that audiobooks are the fastest growing format in book publishing today, but the question everyone’s asking is: why? Are we all screen-fatigued? Influenced by podcasts? Too busy to sit down?? If you’re a lover of audiobooks—on the train, at the gym, at work, in the shower—or have never even listened to one...
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Panel Recap: Twitter

Panel Recap: Twitter
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On November 8th, 2017 a group of YPGers gathered at Penguin Random House with Social Media Manager Emily Hughes, editor Esi Sogah, and authors Justina Ireland and Katherine Locke to discuss the pros and cons of Twitter. The panelists talked about deciding on their brand, and how that brand has changed over time. Esi...
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YPG Diversity Panel: Sensitivity Readers

YPG Diversity Panel: Sensitivity Readers
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YPG Diversity Panel: Sensitivity Readers Readers embrace books that include characters of all different races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations. But by including characters with such varying backgrounds, writers are tasked with writing about people whose life experiences they may not share. How, then, are they to make sure that their characters’ portrayals...
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Twitter, Trolls, and Social Media Goals

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How do authors and agents navigate the world of Twitter, trolls, and media backlash? Join us on November 8th at 6:00 pm for a panel on the intersection of social media, marketing books, and activism. Panelists include Katherine Locke and Justina Ireland. RSVP for information about location and additional speakers. Moderator: Emily Hughes, Content...
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August BBL: The Recipe Behind Cookbook Publishing

August BBL: The Recipe Behind Cookbook Publishing
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What ingredients and steps go into the intricate processing of publishing a cookbook? How do editors decide which restaurants or chefs to approach? What goes into recipe testing and how do you publicize a cookbook? More importantly, who gets to eat all the scrumptious food after they’re done taking the photos and how do...
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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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YPG BBL: Books on the Big Screen

YPG BBL: Books on the Big Screen
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  Love or hate them, movie adaptations of books are a huge part of the publishing industry. But have you ever wondered what happens when a film studio decides to make a movie or TV show out of a book? Get the inside scoop on book-to-film adaptations from multiple sides of the business—from editorial,...
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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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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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2016 Annual Young to Publishing Group Conference

2016 Annual Young to Publishing Group Conference
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Mark your calendars, because it’s finally here! The AAP’s Annual Young to Publishing Conference will be on Tuesday, December 6th at Penguin Random House (1745 Broadway). This is YPG’s premier event of the year, and we look forward to seeing all of our young professional members there. Planned topics for the conference include how...
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