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.

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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YPG Writers: WRITE-IN / Critique

YPG Writers: WRITE-IN / Critique
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Join YPG Writers for our signature write-in and flash workshop on March 9th and March 16th. As always, we’ll do a quick introduction, followed by an hour of writing and optional sharing, then we’ll wrap up the meeting with a flash workshop. If interested in being critiqued, email YPGwriters@gmail.com with a 1,000-1,500 word submission that you’d like feedback...
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YPG HR: Master the Mentor

YPG HR: Master the Mentor
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Whether you’re a Jedi knight in training, a rookie karate kid, or a publishing apprentice, everyone could use a little mentoring now and then. And it’s important to find trusted advisors who can talk you through everything from challenging day-to-day tasks to planning long-term career goals. Join us on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 PM at...
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No Money Mo’ Problems: Personal Finance 101

No Money Mo’ Problems: Personal Finance 101
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Have you ever wondered if you were investing in your 401k correctly? Or what it means to diversify your assets? Surviving New York on a publishing salary is difficult, but we can help make it a little less so! Join us at 6:00pm on Wednesday, February 22nd at HarperCollins Publishers (195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, Gotham conference room) as...
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YPG February BBL: So You Want to Be a Freelancer?

YPG February BBL: So You Want to Be a Freelancer?
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In 2016, Upwork and Freelancers Union conducted a study about freelancing and found that more people than ever are choosing to freelance – to be exact, 55 million in 2016, or 35% of the total U.S. workforce. If you’re wondering what it takes to be a freelancer working in the publishing industry, make sure...
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YPG WRITE-IN: February 9th and 23rd

YPG WRITE-IN: February 9th and 23rd
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Join YPG Writers for our signature write-in and flash workshop. As always, we’ll do a quick introduction, followed by an hour of writing and optional sharing, then we’ll wrap up the meeting with a flash workshop. If interested in being critiqued, emailYPGwriters@gmail.com with a 1,000-1,500 word submission that you’d like feedback on. We’ll email your...
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YPG HR: Going for the Goal: Career Planning to Put You at the Top of the Podium

YPG HR: Going for the Goal: Career Planning to Put You at the Top of the Podium
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With every New Year come fresh starts, clean slates, and, new goals. And we’re not talking about swearing this will finally be the year you learn a new language. We’re talking career goals, and now is the perfect time to consider your professional objectives for 2017. Join us for a panel discussion with publishing professionals to...
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YPG DISCOUNT: Digital Book World Conference

YPG DISCOUNT: Digital Book World Conference
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Digital Book World (DBW) is offering YPG members discounted admission to their conference SMARTER BOOK PUBLISHING FOR A DIGITAL WORLD. The conference takes place January 17-19, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 6th Ave). Think of it as an industry boot camp, where you’ll learn actionable strategies from industry insiders and engage in premium networking with a representative cross section...
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YPG DISCOUNT: BIGNY Meeting: President’s Night with Michael Pietsch

YPG DISCOUNT: BIGNY Meeting: President’s Night with Michael Pietsch
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The Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY) is once again offering YPG members discounted admission to their monthly meeting. The January spotlight meeting is President’s Night with Michael Pietsch on Tuesday, January 10th at Penguin Random House (1745 Broadway, 2nd floor). Michael Pietsch, Hachette Book Group CEO, has worked in book publishing for nearly forty years. As CEO, he has overseen...
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Panel Recap: Foreign Rights 101

Panel Recap: Foreign Rights 101
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On November 16, 2016, a group of approximately 20 YPG members gathered for a Brown Bag Lunch at Random House for the first installment of the Subsidiary Rights 101 series, focusing on foreign rights. The panelists included Tawanna Sullivan, Associate Director of Foreign Subrights (Penguin Random House), Abigail Koons, Literary Agent and Executive Director...
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