Educational Events

We host educational Brown Bag Lunches on a monthly basis so our members can learn from experts in the industry about various topics. Have a great idea for a Brown Bag Lunch? Email youngtopublishing@gmail.com with your suggestion. For more information on upcoming and past events, click the Brown Bag Lunches tab in the masthead.

BBL Recap: VIDA and Diverse Voices

BBL Recap: VIDA and Diverse Voices
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On Monday, March 27, YPG members convened at Penguin Random House for an intimate Brown Bag Lunch conversation around the ever-important issue of inclusivity in publishing. Sharon Watson, copyright assistant at Penguin Young Readers Group, moderated a discussion with Lynn Melnick and Camille Rankine, who are VIDA executive board members and published authors. VIDA...
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March YPG BBL: VIDA and Diverse Voices

March YPG BBL: VIDA and Diverse Voices
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What do we mean when we speak of inclusivity in publishing? From We Need Diverse Books to #StandwithGavin to the Women’s March, scores of American citizens are working hard to have their place in society recognized and represented. For young publishing professionals, this meeting is an opportunity to learn how to make our content...
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YPG Writers: WRITE-IN / Critique

YPG Writers: WRITE-IN / Critique
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Join YPG Writers for our signature write-in and flash workshop on March 9th and March 16th. As always, we’ll do a quick introduction, followed by an hour of writing and optional sharing, then we’ll wrap up the meeting with a flash workshop. If interested in being critiqued, email YPGwriters@gmail.com with a 1,000-1,500 word submission that you’d like feedback...
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YPG HR: Master the Mentor

YPG HR: Master the Mentor
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Whether you’re a Jedi knight in training, a rookie karate kid, or a publishing apprentice, everyone could use a little mentoring now and then. And it’s important to find trusted advisors who can talk you through everything from challenging day-to-day tasks to planning long-term career goals. Join us on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 PM at...
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No Money Mo’ Problems: Personal Finance 101

No Money Mo’ Problems: Personal Finance 101
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Have you ever wondered if you were investing in your 401k correctly? Or what it means to diversify your assets? Surviving New York on a publishing salary is difficult, but we can help make it a little less so! Join us at 6:00pm on Wednesday, February 22nd at HarperCollins Publishers (195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, Gotham conference room) as...
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YPG February BBL: So You Want to Be a Freelancer?

YPG February BBL: So You Want to Be a Freelancer?
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In 2016, Upwork and Freelancers Union conducted a study about freelancing and found that more people than ever are choosing to freelance – to be exact, 55 million in 2016, or 35% of the total U.S. workforce. If you’re wondering what it takes to be a freelancer working in the publishing industry, make sure...
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YPG WRITE-IN: February 9th and 23rd

YPG WRITE-IN: February 9th and 23rd
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Join YPG Writers for our signature write-in and flash workshop. As always, we’ll do a quick introduction, followed by an hour of writing and optional sharing, then we’ll wrap up the meeting with a flash workshop. If interested in being critiqued, emailYPGwriters@gmail.com with a 1,000-1,500 word submission that you’d like feedback on. We’ll email your...
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YPG HR: Going for the Goal: Career Planning to Put You at the Top of the Podium

YPG HR: Going for the Goal: Career Planning to Put You at the Top of the Podium
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With every New Year come fresh starts, clean slates, and, new goals. And we’re not talking about swearing this will finally be the year you learn a new language. We’re talking career goals, and now is the perfect time to consider your professional objectives for 2017. Join us for a panel discussion with publishing professionals to...
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Panel Recap: Foreign Rights 101

Panel Recap: Foreign Rights 101
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On November 16, 2016, a group of approximately 20 YPG members gathered for a Brown Bag Lunch at Random House for the first installment of the Subsidiary Rights 101 series, focusing on foreign rights. The panelists included Tawanna Sullivan, Associate Director of Foreign Subrights (Penguin Random House), Abigail Koons, Literary Agent and Executive Director...
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2016 Annual Young to Publishing Group Conference

2016 Annual Young to Publishing Group Conference
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Mark your calendars, because it’s finally here! The AAP’s Annual Young to Publishing Conference will be on Tuesday, December 6th at Penguin Random House (1745 Broadway). This is YPG’s premier event of the year, and we look forward to seeing all of our young professional members there. Planned topics for the conference include how...
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