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.

YPG’s Love Affair With Romance

On Wednesday, September 21, 2011, YPG hosted "Some Like It Hot: A Love Affair With the Romance Market," a Brown Bag Lunch devoted to the saucy world of romance novels.
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YPG and CoverSpy Go Undercover for April’s BBL

On Friday, April 29th, 2011, AAP’s Young to Publishing Group hosted their latest Brown Bag Lunch, Cover to Cover, a presentation and discussion on the creative and business aspects of cover art design. Joining the discussion were Harper Collins’ Senior Art Director Robin Bilardello, Penguin Press’ Senior Designer Tal Goretsky, and Penguin Classics’ Editorial...
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YPG’s June BBL rescheduled–date TBD

The June Brown Bag Lunch, The Magic and Mystery of Market Research, has been postponed. Stay tuned for the new date and location. See below for more details on the speakers and to sign up if you haven't already.
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YPG Attends WNBA Panel on Digital/Enhanced E-books

YPG Attends WNBA Panel on Digital/Enhanced E-books

Since January 2011, 23.5% of trade book sales are now digital, moderator Susannah Greenberg told the audience at the “Digital Books, E-books, Enhanced E-books and Apps” panel hosted by the Women's National Book Association’s (WNBA) New York City Chapter.
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Book to the Future: Enhanced E-Books

Book to the Future: Enhanced E-Books

On Thursday, March 10, 2011, AAP’s Young to Publishing Group held its rescheduled January Brown Bag Lunch entitled “Book to the Future: Enhanced E-Books” in Hachette’s 13th Floor Atrium.
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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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