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 December BBL: Not Your Grandmother’s Publishing Experience: An Author’s Path from Self-Pub to Traditional Pub

This spring, we saw it with Fifty Shades of Grey. Years ago, we saw it with The Shack. But have you ever wondered why these authors take their self-published hits and sell them to a traditional publisher? Come to our December BBL to find out!
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BONUS: YPG Indie BBL Rescheduled for Dec. 10–Beyond the Big Six: The Spirit of Indie Publishing

YPG's October BBL has been RESCHEDULED to Monday, December 10. Sign up to learn about the ins and outs of life at smaller presses with an exciting panel of indie experts!
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Beyond the Books: Licensed Publishing BBL

Beyond the Books: Licensed Publishing BBL

On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, a group of 30 ever-curious members of YPG gathered at Random House for a BBL on Licensed Publishing. Our panelists' answers were informative and eye-opening!
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YPG Tackles Graphic Novels and Comic Books

YPG Tackles Graphic Novels and Comic Books

Around 30 YPGers from a variety of AAP member publishing houses gathered at Penguin Group on Wednesday, April 18, to attend the latest BBL on the topic of graphic novels / comic books. The panel of experts shared a wealth of insights--read on for their thoughts!
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Strong BBL Turnout Proves Dystopian Lit Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Strong BBL Turnout Proves Dystopian Lit Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

On Wednesday, March 28, YPG members gathered at HarperCollins to delve into the depths of dystopian literature. The panel featured editors Greg Ferguson and Rosemary Brosnan, associate marketing manager Stephanie O’Cain, and Galaxy Craze, the author of The Last Princess!
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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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