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 November BBL: Smart, Strong, and Funny? Yes Please!

YPG November BBL: Smart, Strong, and Funny? Yes Please!
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         From comic legends such as Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, and Amy Poehler to hilarious bloggers-turned-authors from outlets like The Hairpin and The Toast, the humorous memoir & self-help categories are bursting with female talent these days.  Join us as we talk with a panel of professionals across the industry—including Katie Heaney, author...
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FREE Brown Bag Luncheon: Librarians in Publishing Organizations

FREE Brown Bag Luncheon: Librarians in Publishing Organizations
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If you would like the opportunity to network with other staff in the professional and scholarly publishing arena, meet your peers and find out what they’re doing and learn about in-house librarian functions then this FREE (for AAP members) luncheon talk is for you! Join us on Thursday, November 20th from 12:00pm-1:30pm at the AAP New...
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Teens Writing Teens: September’s BBL on Teenagers with Book Contracts

Teens Writing Teens: September’s BBL on Teenagers with Book Contracts
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The Outsiders, first published in in 1967, began a genre of books for and about teenagers—and it was written by one, too. S.E. Hinton wrote her bleeding-edge coming-of-age novel as a fifteen- and sixteen-year-old high school student. Nowadays young adult literature is still defined by that acutely teenaged voice, and it seems teen and...
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YPG Holds Sixth College & University Outreach Training

YPG Holds Sixth College & University Outreach Training
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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 6:30-7:30pm at the AAP New York offices (71 Fifth Avenue, second floor), eleven YPG members from nine different houses attended the sixth official YPG College & University Outreach training. The session was led by Carolyn Zimatore, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisitions at HarperCollins and was an effort to train...
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#YPGDigital: E-Only Imprints: Exploring New Models for Selling Books

#YPGDigital: E-Only Imprints: Exploring New Models for Selling Books
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Keep your finger on the pulse of innovation and join us for a panel of editors, producers and more who work for e-only imprints across the industry on Wednesday, October 22nd from 6:30-7:30pm at Random House (1745 Broadway, Room 601). From romance to young adult, discover how e-only imprints differ from the traditional publishing industry model and...
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YPG’s March BBL: How a Book Becomes a Book

YPG’s March BBL: How a Book Becomes a Book
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On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, two dozen YPG members gathered at Penguin at 12:30 for the BBL “A Look Behind the Curtain: How a Book Becomes a Book.” This highly visual, hands-on BBL focused on the ins and outs of the Art, Design and Production processes and was moderated by YPG committee members Brigid...
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YPG Bay Area “Geeks Out” Over Comics

YPG Bay Area “Geeks Out” Over Comics
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  A big thank you the YPG Bay Area members who were able to join us for the Comics & “Geek” Culture in Publishing Panel at Mission Comics on Thursday, September 4th from 6:30-7:30pm, despite the huge fire in the area only a few hours earlier (​luckily ​no books were harmed). We couldn’t have asked for a...
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YPG September BBL: A Teenager with a Book Contract?

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For kids, by kids.  It’s a model explored with varying levels of authenticity in many mediums from television comedy to online journalism, broadcast radio to social media. And it’s taking the world of book publishing by storm.  More and more debut authors under the age 20 are emerging in the young readers marketplace as...
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YPG August BBL: A Crash Course in Crash Publishing

YPG August BBL: A Crash Course in Crash Publishing
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Traditional book publishing. It’s tried and true, which means that there’s all the time in the world to get a book ready for its perfect launch into the world, right? WRONG. As media consumers are becoming more and more accustomed to “binge-ing” on their favorite things (a la Netflix), publishing is picking up the pace! Series,...
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Show Me the Money: YPG Executive Track Hosts Panel on Salary Negotiation

Show Me the Money: YPG Executive Track Hosts Panel on Salary Negotiation

On Tuesday, April 29th from 12:30-1:30pm, over 60 members of the AAP’s Young to Publishing Group from 18 member publishing houses, as well as several members of the New York City chapter of the Women’s National Book Association, attended a YPG Executive Track/WNBA Brown Bag Lunch on Managing Your Career and Negotiating Your Salary....
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