About YPG

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The Young to Publishing Group is an initiative of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) that strives to give entry-level and junior industry employees (typically with 0-5 years of publishing experience) a chance to build a community outside of their own publishing house and to educate themselves about the publishing industry as a whole. MEMBERSHIP IS FREE, and is open to all “young” (not far advanced in growth, junior, lacking experience) persons currently employed by an AAP member book-publishing house. For a complete list of AAP member houses, click here (http://www.publishers.org/members/).

Why is there a need for this group?

Based on a survey of assistant level publishing employees done in the fall of 2000, the Recruit and Retain Task Force (now the Diversity Recruit and Retain Task Force) witnessed a void in opportunity for newcomers to publishing (typically at the assistant/associate level) to network with their peers at the other publishing houses and to learn about the industry at large.

What are the goals this organization is trying to accomplish?

  • Provide an environment in which individuals new to the industry (0-5 years) feel welcomed and part of a bigger picture.
  • Create opportunities for individuals to learn about the publishing industry as a whole—all the departments and steps that influence the making of a book.
  • Organize opportunities for industry peers (entry/junior level) to mingle, network and get to know one another.

Contact Information

YPG Planning Committee: youngtopublishing@publishers.org

AAP contact: Annie Hall (AHall@publishers.org)

For other YPG chapters, please contact:

New York: Joshua Redlich at Penguin Random House (jredlich@penguinrandomhouse.com)

Bay Area: Natalie Nicholson at Lonely Planet (natalienicolson@gmail.com)

Copyright Complaints

AAP is strongly committed to respecting intellectual property. If you believe that your work of original authorship appears on any of our sites in a way that infringes your copyright and wish for such material to be taken down, please send an email or written notice to our Designated Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Agent and provide the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit AAP to locate the material.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit AAP to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

You can reach AAP’s Designated DMCA Agent:

By mail: Association of American Publishers

Legal Department,

455 Massachusetts Ave NW, Ste 700

Washington, DC 20001

By phone: (202) 347-3375
By email: DMCAagent@publishers.org


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