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.

Listen Up! An Update on Audio Books

Listen Up! An Update on Audio Books
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BIGNY DISCOUNT: Listen Up! An Update on Audio Books   How do you enjoy your morning commutes? When was the last time you were read to? Audiobooks are booming, thanks to easily accessible apps. Come hear how they are made, how they are sold and marketed, as well as other relevant and interesting information....
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Twitter, Trolls, and Social Media Goals

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How do authors and agents navigate the world of Twitter, trolls, and media backlash? Join us on November 8th at 6:00 pm for a panel on the intersection of social media, marketing books, and activism. Panelists include Katherine Locke and Justina Ireland. RSVP for information about location and additional speakers. Moderator: Emily Hughes, Content...
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YPG Discount: BIGNY Presents the New York Book Show

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YPG Discount: BIGNY Presents the New York Book Show   Come celebrate the most visually stunning books of 2016 with an open bar and hot buffet! The Book Industry Guild of New York is offering YPG a limited number of $40 tickets (50% off!) to this year’s New York Book Show on Thursday, October...
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September BBL: Facts of Fanfiction

September BBL: Facts of Fanfiction
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Cassandra Clare, E.L. James, Anna Todd. What do these authors have in common? Before they published bestselling books, they wrote fanfiction and gained a dedicated following of fans. How does fanfiction go mainstream? What’s the process behind editing something that was originally published as fanfiction? Join us for a panel on the intersection between...
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August BBL: The Recipe Behind Cookbook Publishing

August BBL: The Recipe Behind Cookbook Publishing
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What ingredients and steps go into the intricate processing of publishing a cookbook? How do editors decide which restaurants or chefs to approach? What goes into recipe testing and how do you publicize a cookbook? More importantly, who gets to eat all the scrumptious food after they’re done taking the photos and how do...
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Networking for Introverts

Networking for Introverts
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Calling all introverts! Do publishing pitches make you tremble in fear? Does just the mention of a mixer make you break out in a cold sweat? Then join YPG for a panel on Networking for Introverts! The 45-minute panel discussion will feature publishing professionals (and self-proclaimed introverts!) who will speak on the strategies that...
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YPG BBL: Books on the Big Screen

YPG BBL: Books on the Big Screen
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  Love or hate them, movie adaptations of books are a huge part of the publishing industry. But have you ever wondered what happens when a film studio decides to make a movie or TV show out of a book? Get the inside scoop on book-to-film adaptations from multiple sides of the business—from editorial,...
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BBL Recap: VIDA and Diverse Voices

BBL Recap: VIDA and Diverse Voices
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On Monday, March 27, YPG members convened at Penguin Random House for an intimate Brown Bag Lunch conversation around the ever-important issue of inclusivity in publishing. Sharon Watson, copyright assistant at Penguin Young Readers Group, moderated a discussion with Lynn Melnick and Camille Rankine, who are VIDA executive board members and published authors. VIDA...
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Representation Matters Mentorship Program

Representation Matters Mentorship Program
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According to Lee and Low’s 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey, only 21% of publishing staff describe themselves as African-American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Asian, Hispanic, Latino, Middle Eastern, or Multiracial. An industry that contributes to the cultural conversation, and often creates it, should reflect the culture.  An industry that is in service to artists and cultural...
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March YPG BBL: VIDA and Diverse Voices

March YPG BBL: VIDA and Diverse Voices
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What do we mean when we speak of inclusivity in publishing? From We Need Diverse Books to #StandwithGavin to the Women’s March, scores of American citizens are working hard to have their place in society recognized and represented. For young publishing professionals, this meeting is an opportunity to learn how to make our content...
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