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.

Guest Speaker: Packback Books

The AAP’s Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division’s Books Committee will be hearing from guest speaker, Mike Shannon, Co-founder, Packback, Inc. on Friday, July 18th from 11:00am-12:00pm at the AAP New York office (71 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor), and YPG members are invited to attend—in-person or via webinar—free of charge. Packback is a Chicago-based company...
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YPG Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition

YPG Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition

It can be hard to navigate the world of publishing when you’re worried about being pigeon-holed in a department, genre, or job that isn’t your ideal match, and moving around within the industry sometimes feels more difficult than going in a completely different direction. Well YPG is here for you—and we’re ready to...
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Gettin’ Digi With It: Social Media Marketing Panel

Gettin’ Digi With It: Social Media Marketing Panel

Authors and publishers are taking to platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Buzzfeed to connect with readers in new and fascinating ways. Understanding trends and opportunities in social media can help propel a book into consumer awareness or even build a brand for an author/company. Join us on Wednesday, June 25th from 6:30-7:30pm at...
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The Art of the Pitch: June’s YPG BBL on Pitching and Positioning

The Art of the Pitch: June’s YPG BBL on Pitching and Positioning
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On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, roughly 60 YPG members from over 12 AAP member publishing houses gathered at the Random House offices for a panel discussion called The Art of the Pitch. The panelists were four top editors: Executive Editorial Director Alvina Ling from Little, Brown for Young Readers; SVP Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Hershey from...
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YPG June BBL: The Art of The Pitch: Positioning Your Books and Yourself for Success

From acquisitions meeting, to a heated auction, to launching a list to the sales force, a good editor is always honing the perfect pitch to make everyone fall in love with a book. Join us on Wednesday, June 11th from 12:30-1:30pm at Random House (1745 Broadway, 2nd floor café auditorium) for this important...
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The Lifecycle of a Book in Translation

The Lifecycle of a Book in Translation

Ever wonder how a foreign title like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo makes it big in the United States? Or how the Harry Potter series was successfully translated and sold in at least 67 other languages? The process of translating a book and selling it into another market has many stages, as you...
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YPG Executive Track: Managing Your Career and Negotiating Your Salary

As you progress in your publishing career, you might begin to wonder about your next steps and how to have big conversations about promotions and salary. Together with the Women's National Book Association, YPG has convened a panel of professionals to offer important and concrete advice about positioning yourself to be successful: learn how...
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YPG Bay Area Hosts Panel on Literary Magazines

YPG Bay Area Hosts Panel on Literary Magazines

Thanks to all YPG Bay Area members who were able to join us at our Literary Magazines on the West Coast panel! It was great to hear about how distribution, design, and submissions work within the literary magazine business. We especially love that our panelists emphasized the importance of being involved in your local...
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YPG March BBL: A Look Behind the Curtain: How a Book Becomes a Book

YPG March BBL: A Look Behind the Curtain: How a Book Becomes a Book

You work in publishing, but much do you really know about book design and production? Ever wondered how all those Word docs, estimate forms, and InDesign files transform into that lovely paper and ink creation we call a book? Come to our March BBL, A Look Behind the Curtain: How a Book Becomes a...
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Storytelling on Another Level: #TwitterFiction Festival Live!

Storytelling on Another Level: #TwitterFiction Festival Live!

Don’t miss the kick-off party/performance for #TwitterFiction Festival on Wednesday, March 12th at 7pm at Subculture (located at 45 Bleecker St. in NYC). It will be a night of interactive storytelling, live illustration, music collaboration. Hosted by the hilarious Sara Barron of The Moth, the show will feature performances by R.L Stine (of Goosebumps...
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