Posts Tagged ‘ Advice ’

Show Me the Money: YPG Executive Track Hosts Panel on Salary Negotiation

Show Me the Money: YPG Executive Track Hosts Panel on Salary Negotiation

On Tuesday, April 29th from 12:30-1:30pm, over 60 members of the AAP’s Young to Publishing Group from 18 member publishing houses, as well as several members of the New York City chapter of the Women’s National Book Association, attended a YPG Executive Track/WNBA Brown Bag Lunch on Managing Your Career and Negotiating Your Salary....
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Spotlights and Soundbites: A Day in the Life of an Assistant Editor

Spotlights and Soundbites: A Day in the Life of an Assistant Editor
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YPG fired its ten best questions at Allison Carroll, Assistant Editor at Harlequin, to learn more about what is arguably the most popular department in publishing. 1. Your typical workday looks something like this: I’m not sure there is a typical day on the job. There’s e-mail, reading, editing, meetings, and more e-mail, but...
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Guest Speaker: Packback Books

The AAP’s Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division’s Books Committee will be hearing from guest speaker, Mike Shannon, Co-founder, Packback, Inc. on Friday, July 18th from 11:00am-12:00pm at the AAP New York office (71 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor), and YPG members are invited to attend—in-person or via webinar—free of charge. Packback is a Chicago-based company...
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YPG Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition

YPG Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition

It can be hard to navigate the world of publishing when you’re worried about being pigeon-holed in a department, genre, or job that isn’t your ideal match, and moving around within the industry sometimes feels more difficult than going in a completely different direction. Well YPG is here for you—and we’re ready to...
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The Art of the Pitch: June’s YPG BBL on Pitching and Positioning

The Art of the Pitch: June’s YPG BBL on Pitching and Positioning
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On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, roughly 60 YPG members from over 12 AAP member publishing houses gathered at the Random House offices for a panel discussion called The Art of the Pitch. The panelists were four top editors: Executive Editorial Director Alvina Ling from Little, Brown for Young Readers; SVP Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Hershey from...
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YPG Informational Interviews

Do you love what you do? Do you remember how helpful informational interviews were when you were trying to break into publishing? The Association of American Publishers runs Bookjobs.com on behalf of our member publishers, and as such, we are constantly receiving requests from college students and recent graduates to learn more about book...
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Writing (Un)Block: Unreliable Narrators

Do you wish you could get a bit of writing practice without signing up for a class? A chance to get out of your own head and maybe away from your current project and just write for fun with no expectations or stress or commitments? If so, you should join us for YPG Writers...
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YPG Executive Track: Managing Your Career and Negotiating Your Salary

As you progress in your publishing career, you might begin to wonder about your next steps and how to have big conversations about promotions and salary. Together with the Women's National Book Association, YPG has convened a panel of professionals to offer important and concrete advice about positioning yourself to be successful: learn how...
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January BBL: Degree or Not Degree

Ever considered going back to school to learn more about books, the book industry, and how you can be a better-rounded young professional? For those seeking information about the wonderful publishing programs on offer in New York, look no further! This month, we have convened a panel of the heads of the NYU, Pace...
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Instigating Instagram: YPG Digital’s Introduction to Instagram for Publishing Profesisonals

Instigating Instagram: YPG Digital’s Introduction to Instagram for Publishing Profesisonals

Award-winning author, Susan B. Katz, currently works as the Strategic Partner Manager for Authors and Publishers at Facebook. Susan is also the Founder and Executive Director of ConnectingAuthors, a national non-profit bringing children's book authors and illustrators into schools as role models of literacy and the arts. She will provide the next #ypgdigital...
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