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.

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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YPG Digital: Pub-Casting: Publishing, Storytelling, and Podcasts

YPG Digital: Pub-Casting: Publishing, Storytelling, and Podcasts
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Since the Serial craze, it seems like everyone is listening to and talking about podcasts. The publishing world is no exception. Podcasts are used for innovative storytelling, to discuss the latest books and trends, and in some cases, inspire original books themselves. Learn more about this exciting new phenomenon at our “pub-casting” panel on...
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January BBL: #WeNeedDiverseBooks

January BBL: #WeNeedDiverseBooks
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You’ve seen the hashtag. You’ve probably used the hashtag. And I’m sure you’ve read and heard the word “diversity” in more industry news and meetings than you can count. But what you’ve probably asked yourself more than once is, “What real changes has this movement put into place?” This event will seek to answer...
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YPG Conference 2015

YPG Conference 2015
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Don’t Miss AAP’s Annual Young to Publishing Conference December 2nd. The CEO Keynote this year will be delivered by Michael Pietsch, President & CEO of Hachette Book Group, with sessions featuring copyright, freedom of expression, optimal sales/marketing and publicity techniques, the digital debate, the art of jacket design and more. Speakers include Judith Curr...
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YPG November BBL: Thinking Outside of the Book: Unconventional Author Events and Why They Work

YPG November BBL: Thinking Outside of the Book: Unconventional Author Events and Why They Work
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We’ve all been there before. Cozy bookstore; bespectacled author; the pat, 15-20 minute talk, 2-3 questions and a signing. One hour and done. But what if there could be more to an “author event” than the ever-typical bookstore reading? Join us on Wednesday, November 11th as we explore the world of unconventional author/book events...
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YPG Writers: From Pre-Writing to Rewriting

YPG Writers: From Pre-Writing to Rewriting
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Sometimes the hardest part of writing is getting started. And then, the hardest part of finishing something you’ve written, is realizing that it’s not really done. In the spirit of keeping your spirits lifted during the difficult before and after stages of writing, and as we approach National Novel Writing Month,  I thought we should...
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Banned Books Week Is Here, And Here Is Why It’s So Important (Do It for the Kids)

Banned Books Week Is Here, And Here Is Why It’s So Important (Do It for the Kids)
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“This is the best I’ve felt about the state of publishing in a long time,” Barbara Jones, Director of ALA, said to the crowd as David Horowitz wrapped up the last discussion question at the final installment in YPG’s censorship panel series. Last week’s panel on censorship in children’s books and young adult literature...
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YPG October BBL: I Don’t Remember the Title But the Cover Was Blue: The Front Lines of Bookselling

YPG October BBL: I Don’t Remember the Title But the Cover Was Blue: The Front Lines of Bookselling
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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking into your local bookstore—and here in New York, we’re lucky to have dozens of amazing bookstores, both large and small, to visit in person when we’re craving new books to feed our already overflowing shelves. What goes into the business of running a brick-and-mortar bookstore in...
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YPG HR Series: Resume Review

YPG HR Series: Resume Review
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There are so many questions to be had when it comes to perfecting your resume: What will make me stand out among dozens of other applicants? How can I briefly highlight all of my many accomplishments? Will everything fit on one page? What if I don’t have enough experience and my resume looks inadequate?...
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