Link of the Week: Young to Publishing

LotWThe 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.

The YPG holds a great many wonderful networking events in interesting venues throughout the city. Sign up to their mailing list to keep tabs on these great opportunities!

Link of the Week: Open Road Media

LotWFrom their website: Open Road is a digital content company that publishes and markets ebooks by creating connections between authors and their audiences across multiple platforms. Financed by Kohlberg Ventures and led by CEO Jane Friedman and President Jeffrey Sharp, ORIM leverages its partners’ experience and relationships to enhance titles from literary giants and introduce new stars to readers. The company’s ebooks offer a 360-degree world of existing and originally produced premium content that is marketed through a new online proprietary platform.

Earlier this week NPR wrote a piece on their company, outlining their publishing philosophy and their recent acquisition popular backlists like Pat Conroy’s.

Link of the Week: LinkedIn

LotWLinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. A Facebook for professionals. 100 million members strong, LinkedIn is an increasingly important tool in a competitive job market, and gives the user to paint for themselves their online professional persona. Users can upload their resume, stay in touch with associates, and even integrate blogs or Twitter feeds. Human Resources representatives are increasingly taking advantage of online search tools to data-mine potential hires upon receipt of their application. A LinkedIn profile, often the first result when your name is queried online, will give you some control over what they find.

If you already have a LinkedIn account, be sure and connect with the Pace M.S. in Publishing Program!

Link of the Week: BookExpo America/Cast

LotWBookExpo America (BEA) is the premier trade event for the North American publishing industry. See and learn exactly what you need to survive today’s changing industry and challenging economy. Meet 500+ authors and discover hundreds of new titles on a Show floor bristling with 2,000 exhibitors and featuring the NEW Downtown Stage and Uptown Stage and the ever popular BEA Autographing Area. Learn the trends during 60+ focused sessions at the NEW “Big Ideas at BEA” Conference and this year’s Global Market Forum: Books & Publishing in the Arab World. Experience the buzz of the book business at dynamic Special Events. Conduct rights business at the largest North American International Rights Center. Enjoy NEW Show floor amenities such as more seating and places to eat. All of this, plus all of New York City—the publishing capital of the world and where BEA will be held until 2012.

BookExpo Cast is a video and audio media resource center for events that take place at previous BookExpos. Explore hundreds of author panels, conferences, sales forecasts, and thoughts on the digital future of the book industry by leaders in the industry.

Also, Pace M.S. in Publishing students, don’t forget that you have the opportunity to attend the 2011 BEA!

Link of the Week: The Shatzkin Files

LotWFrom his website: Mike Shatzkin is the Founder & CEO of The Idea Logical Company and a widely-acknowledged thought leader about digital change in the book publishing industry.  In his nearly 50 years in publishing, he has played almost all the roles: bookseller, author, agent, production director, sales and marketing director, and, for the past 30 years, consultant. His insights about how the industry functions and how it accommodates digital change form the basis of all of the company’s consulting efforts.

If you care about the future of the publishing industry, you owe it to yourself to bookmark Shatzkin’s blog or subscribe to his RSS feed. You won’t look back!