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.

Recap: No Country for Old Memes: #YPGDigital Explores Literary Twitter

On Tuesday, March 22nd, YPG members gathered--in person in the back room at Niagara, and online for a live stream over Periscope--for a panel with some of the greats of the literary Twitter community. What better way to recap such an awesome, informative panel than through tweets?
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WNBA Diversity in Publishing Panel

WNBA Diversity in Publishing Panel
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Developing the conversation on issues of diversity and pay equity is crucial for today’s world, especially in the publishing industry, which employs primarily women and publishes books and articles for large, diverse audiences. On this panel, strong and influential voices within the literary world will discuss the necessity of analyzing and documenting the make-up...
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YPG DIVERSITY: Writing About Disability

YPG DIVERSITY: Writing About Disability
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In celebration of diversity in books, YPG will be presenting a panel this month on disability in adult and children literature. Join us on Thursday, April 21st as Jeanne Betancourt (author of MY NAME IS BRAIN BRIAN, Scholastic) and Dr. Blythe Grossberg (author of ASPERGER’S RULES, Magination Press) discuss their experience writing about disability...
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YPG April BBL: From Pulp to Paper: Sustainability in Publishing

YPG April BBL: From Pulp to Paper: Sustainability in Publishing
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Ever wonder how a tree becomes a piece of paper? Do you know the difference between your groundwoods and freesheets? How can publishers make ecologically sound choices and choose the right kind of paper for your book? Join us as we hear from production and manufacturing experts about the paper making process from the...
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YPG HR Series: Writing Your Cover Letter

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In comparison to your resume, how important is a cover letter really? Can it be a brief paragraph or does it have to extend to two pages? Do you need to find out the hiring manager’s name or is a standard greeting acceptable? We understand that cover letters can be challenging to write, so...
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YPG Discount: BIGNY Presents Publishing Technology Update: New Digital Directions

YPG Discount: BIGNY Presents Publishing Technology Update: New Digital Directions
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The publishing industry has been criticized for being too slow to adapt to an increasingly digital world. But is that still true? What innovations have come about recently, and what is on the horizon? Find out at the BIGNY Publishing Technology Update at Penguin Random House on Tuesday, March 8th! Come learn about what...
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We Still Need Diverse Books: YPG’s January BBL on #WNDB

We Still Need Diverse Books: YPG’s January BBL on #WNDB
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On Tuesday, January 19th, YPG members gathered at Random House for January’s BBL discussion on We Need Diverse Books. The conversation ranged from how the We Need Diverse Books campaign was born, to understanding how it has progressed within the industry, and the work still ahead. Panelists were Hannah Ehrlich, Director of Marketing and...
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FEBRUARY BBL: The Life of a Book (#YPGBBL)

FEBRUARY BBL: The Life of a Book (#YPGBBL)
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It takes many people in many departments to create one book. Even experts in one role might have a murkier understanding of other roles throughout a book’s lifecycle. In this month’s BBL, learn how a book is made from start to finish. Walk through a timeline from concept to store shelf, understanding which departments...
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National Book Foundation On Social Responsibility & Literary Activism

National Book Foundation On Social Responsibility & Literary Activism
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How do we inspire people to pick up a book? How do we start reading initiatives that empower a diverse population and affect real change? How do we take an already successful initiative and make it bigger and increase its impact? These questions and more will be answered at “Why Reading Matters,” a live...
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2015 YPG Conference Recap

2015 YPG Conference Recap
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   On the drizzly morning of December 2nd, 2015, some 200 young publishing professionals gathered at the new Hachette Book Group headquarters for the AAP’s annual Young to Publishing conference. There was a bright and expectant buzz as YPG members snatched up bagels and settled in for a day of panels and presentations featuring...
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