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.

You Can Read a YA Book on the Train

On February 8, 2011, in our largest Brown Bag Lunch to date, over 150 YPG members gathered at Random House to discuss an increasingly popular topic among readers and publishers: Young Adult literature.
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Mediabistro’s Galleycat profiles YPG event

Mediabistro’s Galleycat profiles YPG event
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YPG hosted a brownbag lunch entitled “What the Critics Are Saying: A Discussion of Book Reviews” with an all-star book reviewer panel, including Galleycat editor Jason Boog. Boog’s writeup on Mediabistro after the event covered the main points of the panel discussion, while highlighting tips that every publicist should know about how to approach...
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Cooking Up the Books

Cooking Up the Books
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On Tuesday, February 23, the Young to Publishing Group hosted “Cooking Up the Books,” a brown bag lunch discussion on the editing and marketing of cookbooks with Pamela Cannon, Editor-at-Large of Ballantine Books and Pamela Cortland, Assistant Marketing Manager at Knopf. The dynamic duo discussed everything from what factors are considered during the cookbook...
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Are You a Twit If You Don’t Tweet?

Are You a Twit If You Don’t Tweet?
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The Young to Publishing Group hosted “Are You a Twit If You Don’t Tweet?,” a  lively panel discussion about how publishers can make the most of online social communities. The panel included Sonia Nash, Online Marketing Manager for Random House; Ami Greko, Digital Marketing Manager for Random House; Denise Oswald, Editorial Director of Soft...
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I Can Has Book Deal?!

I Can Has Book Deal?!
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On October 6, 2009, the YPG hosted the much-anticipated I Can Has Book Deal?! Brown Bag Lunch. A lively and humorous romp through the world of blogs-to-books, the panelists Ben Huh, the owner of icanhavecheezburger.com and GraphJam.com, Erin Malone, a literary agent at William Morris Endeavor, and Patrick Mulligan, a Senior Editor at Gotham...
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Fiction You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Fiction You Can Sink Your Teeth Into
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True Blood, the hit HBO series, is based on Charlaine Harris’s books. Ginjer Buchanan came to the August YPG Brown Bag Lunch to discuss paranormal fiction.  Ginjer Buchanan is Editor-in-Chief of Ace/Roc Books, a division of Penguin Group USA. Her published work includes three short stories in the anthologies Alternate Kennedys, Whatdunnits II, and By Any...
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