Unbound Worlds & YPG | Sci-Fi & Fantasy Trivia Happy Hour
When: March 5, 2018 @ 6–8pm
Where: Penguin Random House (2nd Floor), 1745 Broadway, New York, NY, 10019
Young to Publishing Group (YPG) and Unbound Worlds is coming together to host a “March-Madness inspired event” for all publishing industry professionals. YPG is an organization dedicated to helping junior publishing industry professionals. Unbound Worlds is a Penguin Random House site dedicated to sci-fi and fantasy literature.
At this event, you will have the opportunity to “kick off Cage Match 2018, Unbound Worlds’ annual original fiction bracket tournament, with a happy hour and sci-fi/fantasy trivia event.” You will get to test your knowledge of outer worlds, magical creatures, and more as you compete to win prizes. Plus, you will get to mingle with publishing colleagues while grabbing free drinks and snacks!
For more information and to RSVP for this free event, click here.
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Scholastic: Editorial Intern
Position: Editorial Internal, Part-time
Hours: 15 hours per week, flexible
Start Date: flexible
Scholastic is looking for an editorial intern who will help read and process submissions amongst other duties. This is a paid opportunity. The ideal candidate will be passionate about middle grade and YA and will be interested in pursuing children’s publishing after graduation. They need to be able to come into the office a few days a week.
If interested, please contact Maya Marlette at MMarlette@Scholastic.com.
Friday, June 24, 7:30 PM
Berg’n Beer Hall
Ina Yalof presents Food and the City: New York’s Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It
In conversation with Charlie Sahadi and Wilson Tang
Drink discounts with book purchase!
Friday June 24, 2016 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Locations
Join us for an event that is sure to conjure a magical experience for the most modest Muggles and wisest Wizards! Customers can enter the Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Print Sweepstakes, and activities include a coloring station (send an exclusive Owl Post Postcard), trivia, and the opportunity to participate in the assembly of a Wrebbit 3D Hogwarts Astronomy Tower, an 875-piece 3D puzzle.
The Barnes & Noble Café will be offering special Harry Potter themed treats. Ask a bookseller for complete details and Official Rules regarding the Sweepstakes. Giveaways available while supplies last.
Sunday, June 26th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Get ready for an afternoon of Fantastic Teen Reads as three talented authors present their latest fantastic tales for teen readers. JULIE ESHBAUGH, HEIDI HEILIG, and ELEANOR HERMAN will be here starting at 4pm to share their latest novels — you won’t want to miss a page!
JULIE ESHBAUGH for Ivory and Bone
HEIDI HEILIG for The Girl From Everywhere
ELEANOR HERMAN for Empire of Dust
JAMES FRANCO SIGNS STRAIGHT JAMES / GAY JAMES
June 26: 12:00PM – 3:00PM
James Franco returns to Strand to sign Straight James / Gay James, his latest genre-bending chapbook, featuring poetry that investigates the fluid divide between public and private, real and constructed. Drawing its title from an interview of “Gay James” as conducted by “Straight James,” it breaks down the many personas of James Franco as only the man himself could. Don’t miss the chance to get your copy signed and meet the author!
Please note: James will also sign other books, but no memorabilia/posters/photographs/fan art/etc will be signed. Photos are permitted when taken by a Strand staff member.
Please note: payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout.
Book Industry Links:
Rebuck: Pipeline of women execs is ‘woefully low’
Gail Debunk, the British Penguin Random House chair, spoke at the Oxfordshire Publishing Group Summer Conference. Rebuck predicted a “next wave” in the next 10 or 15 years in which “women will percolate to the top” in publishing.
A Wildly Inventive Fantasy Serie That Began on the Web and Became a Best-Seller Stephen Burt writes in an essay for The New Yorker how Catherynne Valente’s five Fairyland novels impact the history of publishing.
Magazine Industry Links:
Why Millennials Love Martha Stewart Living
Min talks to Daren Mazzucca the publisher of Martha Stewart Living. They ask questions like: “Where does print fit into your business model now with all this attention on digital?”
Magazines Show the Highest Return on Advertising Spend At the Advertising Research Foundation Audience Measurement 2016 conference, Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) presented a study on return on advertising spend (ROAS) that showed magazines deliver the highest return.
Remote internship opportunity: Author Assistant
Award-winning Young Adult author seeks intern for 16 hours/week for the Spring 2013 semester. The work involves creating and keeping up author Bill Konigsberg’s social media presence on Twitter, Facebook and other sites as needed. Are you social media savvy? Do you understand how to increase an author’s Twitter following through timely and appropriate tweets about Y.A. literature and issues of interest to teens, Y.A. librarians, and educators? If so, and if you have other creative ideas about how to catapult an author into the world of social media, this may be a perfect internship for you. An understanding of issues related to L.G.B.T. youth will be helpful. Internship will start in the spring and lead up to the release of a major novel in June (Scholastic). Work may extend to a part-time summer job that includes other areas of publicity, such as setting up school visits and media interviews. This will depend upon interest and ability of author and intern.
Interns are required to communicate with author via either Skype, email and via phone conversations on a weekly basis.
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Please contact Professor Denning with your resume and cover letter if interested!