The Association of American Publishers’ Young to Publishing Group will host its inaugural House Party: A Celebration of the National Book Awards on November 17, as the award ceremony is taking place. AAP has partnered with the National Book Foundation to broadcast an exclusive, live feed of the awards ceremony at the party, which will run from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Prior to the award ceremony, the Young to Publishing Group—which was created by AAP to give entry-level publishing employees a chance to build a community outside of their own company and to educate themselves about the industry—will solicit nominations and coordinate voting for the first MyNBA Awards. The awards will recognize outstanding achievements in fields outside the NBA categories, including Best Opening Sentence, Best Debut Novel, Favorite Hero(ine) Under 35 and more. Anyone can vote for nominees among five categories at www.youngtopublishing.com/houseparty/mynba beginning November 1.
The NBA House Party will also include an auction to benefit Literacy Partners. The event is open to anyone and will be held at Random House, 1745 Broadway. Tickets are available at www.youngtopublishing.com/houseparty/tickets.