Link of the Week | Young to Publishing Group

The Young to Publishing Group (YPG) is built on the understanding that entry-level employees – people with 0-5 years of publishing experience – generally need a little help networking outside the publishing house where they work. The brainchild of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the organization helps “baby publishers” learn about the publishing industry. Membership is blessedly free and open to young, i.e. junior-level, employees. (Membership is contingent on being employed by an AAP member book-publishing house. Don’t worry, though. The list is quite long.) Continue reading “Link of the Week | Young to Publishing Group”

Link of the Week | Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is a professional organization for authors and illustrators. Acting as a “consolidated voice” for YA and children’s book producers, SCBWI works to “support the creation and availability of quality children’s books in every region of the world.” Continue reading “Link of the Week | Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators”

Link of the Week | The Scholarly Kitchen

In 2008, the Society for Scholarly Publishing started writing The Scholarly Kitchen, an independent blog that highlights “what’s hot and cooking in scholarly publishing.” Moderated by society members, the blog is one part ideas and two parts commentary, scrambled into easy-to-digest articles for academically-inclined readers. (Okay, no more food analogies. Ruin my fun, why don’t you.) Continue reading “Link of the Week | The Scholarly Kitchen”

Link of the Week | PBS NewsHour & New York Times Book Club


 

Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing “brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America [with] an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle.” David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon “revisits a shocking series of [true] crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood.” Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West follows “remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are.”

What do these books have in common? It isn’t genre, pub date, or subject matter…but all three were critically acclaimed titles and finalists for various prizes. Running out of guesses? OK, I’ll tell you! These books were the January, February, and March selections of the new PBS NewsHour – New York Times book club! Continue reading “Link of the Week | PBS NewsHour & New York Times Book Club”

Link of the Week | “20 Quirks & Strange Habits, the Weird Side of Famous Writers”

Happy Snow Day, everyone! Kim and I hope you’re warm and snuggly somewhere with a hot drink and a book. What are you reading? Kafka? Woolf? Austen? Did you know Kafka usually wrote through the night? Or that Woolf wrote for two-and-a-half hours every morning? Austen liked to imagine her characters living and working and breathing beyond her books. You can learn all of this and more in writer Jack Milgram’s latest and greatest infographic! Continue reading “Link of the Week | “20 Quirks & Strange Habits, the Weird Side of Famous Writers””