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.

Twitter, Trolls, and Social Media Goals

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How do authors and agents navigate the world of Twitter, trolls, and media backlash? Join us on November 8th at 6:00 pm for a panel on the intersection of social media, marketing books, and activism. Panelists include Katherine Locke and Justina Ireland. RSVP for information about location and additional speakers. Moderator: Emily Hughes, Content...
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September BBL: Facts of Fanfiction

September BBL: Facts of Fanfiction
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Cassandra Clare, E.L. James, Anna Todd. What do these authors have in common? Before they published bestselling books, they wrote fanfiction and gained a dedicated following of fans. How does fanfiction go mainstream? What’s the process behind editing something that was originally published as fanfiction? Join us for a panel on the intersection between...
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August BBL: The Recipe Behind Cookbook Publishing

August BBL: The Recipe Behind Cookbook Publishing
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What ingredients and steps go into the intricate processing of publishing a cookbook? How do editors decide which restaurants or chefs to approach? What goes into recipe testing and how do you publicize a cookbook? More importantly, who gets to eat all the scrumptious food after they’re done taking the photos and how do...
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Networking for Introverts

Networking for Introverts
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Calling all introverts! Do publishing pitches make you tremble in fear? Does just the mention of a mixer make you break out in a cold sweat? Then join YPG for a panel on Networking for Introverts! The 45-minute panel discussion will feature publishing professionals (and self-proclaimed introverts!) who will speak on the strategies that...
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YPG BBL: Books on the Big Screen

YPG BBL: Books on the Big Screen
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  Love or hate them, movie adaptations of books are a huge part of the publishing industry. But have you ever wondered what happens when a film studio decides to make a movie or TV show out of a book? Get the inside scoop on book-to-film adaptations from multiple sides of the business—from editorial,...
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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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