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.

YPG Write-In

YPG Write-In
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Join YPG Writers for our signature write-in and flash workshop! We’ll be hosting two this month in order to accommodate everyone’s schedule. Feel free to come to one or both! 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....
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Write-In and Flash Workshop #2 of July

Write-In and Flash Workshop #2 of July
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#YAAS to more fun! Same drill as always: write for an hour with time for sharing, and end with a quick workshop. Interested in being critiqued? Send YPGwriters@gmail.com a 1,000-word sample that you would like feedback on. Date: July 26 2016Event Address: AAP Conference Room, 71 5th Ave, Second Floor Time: 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM...
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YPG’s Third Annual Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition

YPG’s Third Annual Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition
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You finally got your foot in the door and landed that publishing gig. But what happens when you think you entered the wrong room? Maybe you dreamed of pitching author events, but can’t see beyond your submissions pile. Or you like adult trade, but still secretly long for the children’s book world. It can be difficult...
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YPG June BBL: Books from Beyond: Literary Estates and Posthumous Publishing

YPG June BBL: Books from Beyond: Literary Estates and Posthumous Publishing
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Authors and publishers often develop close relationships as they work together to create, edit, promote, and sell a book. But how does that  dynamic change when the author is, in fact, dead? In this BBL, we’ll talk about how publishers maintain the literary legacies of authors who are no longer living. You’ll hear from...
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From Pulp to Paper: YPG’s April BBL

From Pulp to Paper: YPG’s April BBL
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On April 14th, 2016, YPG members (as well as some Hachette Book Group staff members) gathered in a conference room at Hachette for the month’s Brown Bag Lunch Event on paper production and sustainability in publishing. Panelists Janet McCarthy Grimm, VP at Lindenmeyr Book Publishing Papers, and Dan Lynch, Paper Buyer at Hachette, sat...
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May BBL: The Rich and Famous: The Insider’s Scoop on Working with Celebrity Authors

May BBL: The Rich and Famous: The Insider’s Scoop on Working with Celebrity Authors
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You get the email. You are going to get to work with a celebrity author (#forthewin). Fast forward three months. You never knew that this many approvals existed in the world of publishing! Working with high-profile authors can change the name of the game, and we are bringing in publishing experts from different departments...
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YPG Discount: May BIGNY Meeting: Faith-Based Publishing

YPG Discount: May BIGNY Meeting: Faith-Based Publishing
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In an age when participation in organized religion and even the nurturing of personal spirituality seems to be waning, many will be surprised to learn that this may not be the case. In the Book Industry Guild of New York’s May meeting, Faith-Based Publishing, four speakers from very different houses and imprints will discuss...
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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 Discount: BIGNY Presents Groundbreaking Women: The Second Wave

YPG Discount: BIGNY Presents Groundbreaking Women: The Second Wave
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After last year’s incredibly popular program on Groundbreaking Women in Publishing, BIGNY is thrilled to announce its follow-up program—Groundbreaking Women: The Second Wave. This program features a lively panel of high-power female publishing professionals who will share their experiences—the good and the bad—from when publishing first began to shift from being so male-dominated. Speakers...
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