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Join the Next Generation of Publishing Industry Leaders at the Second Annual "House Party" on National Book Awards Night

AAP Young to Publishing Group and National Book Foundation are Co-Partners; Sponsors Include Rue Magazine, The Daily

New York; November 4, 2011 — The book publishing industry’s leading organization for the next generation of leadership — the Association of American Publishers’ Young to Publishing Group — and the National Book Foundation are partnering again to produce “House Party: A Celebration of the National Book Awards” on Wednesday, November 16, 8:00-11pm, at M1-5 in Tribeca. Last year’s inaugural House Party drew 450 attendees from the publishing, literary, media, arts, music and fashion industries.

This second annual event will again feature an exclusive live feed of the prestigious Awards Ceremony, an open bar, a dessert bar, a live DJ and an auction of special experiences curated by authors, celebrities and other contributors. This year, proceeds from ticket sales and the auction will benefit 826NYC, a Brooklyn-based non-profit dedicated to supporting students ages six to 18 with creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. The auction will run online November 9 to December 1 with a drawing at the partyhttp://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/nbaHouseParty/.

Advance tickets are $55 and available now online. Full price tickets will be available at the door on a first-come basis.

Media sponsors for this year’s event are leading new media organizationsRue Magazine and The Daily. Rue Magazine co-founders Crystal Gentilello and Anne Sage crafted a devoted following in the blogosphere before launching the digital design and entertaining magazine in 2010 (www.ruemag.com) Launched in February 2011, The Daily aims to provide the best news experience by combining world-class storytelling with the unique interactive capabilities of the iPad. It is a category first: a tablet-native national news brand built from the ground up to publish original content exclusively for the iPad (www.thedaily.com)

Honorary co-chairs for the House Party are bestselling authors J. Courtney Sullivan and Emma Straub; celebrity party planner and Bravo TV personality Jes Gordon; cutting-edge, maverick chef Eddie Huang; legendary book cover designer Chip Kidd; producer, writer and independent bookseller Michele Filgate; and Rue Magazine co-founders Crystal Gentilello and Anne Sage.

Twitter: @YoungToPub #nbaHouseParty

The Young to Publishing Group, an initiative of the Association of American Publishers, has more than 1000 active members in entry- and junior-level positions in editorial, marketing, digital, research and corporate areas of AAP member organizations. Through social events, workshops, brown-bag informational gatherings, literacy-focused community service initiatives and online communities, the group learns about opportunities within the industry and makes career connections. Established in 2000, YPG now has chapters in New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Visit www.youngtopublishing.com.